One of our prospective customers eventually decided to have a local builder build a cedar clad garden office for them. I asked "Are you treating the cedar or leaving it to weather"?
We've put 2 coats of Osmo UV protection oil on it hoping to preserve the lovely colour but we can already see that the colour is losing richness where there's constant sun (not even been THAT constant this summer!!)
We plan to re-oil it annually and hope for the best - we don't want to become slaves to it!!
So many companies say that cedar is zero maintenance - it quite clearly isn't.
If you want a truly zero maintenance exterior that will maintain it's "just installed" look for 25 years then the QCB and the QC6 are the only design in the U.K which fits the bill...
The QCB "basic" garden office...
(best value garden office in the U.K...)
The upmarket QC6 garden office...
(top spec garden studio with loads of options and flexibility...)
This is how the cedar or pressure treated timber ends up if you don't paint or stain it regularly...
You can see more information on why timber needs looking after here.
7 Reasons To Buy From Booths
- Annexe installed under the Caravan Act
- No deposit required
- Prices include VAT and free delivery up to 100 miles
- Planning permission not normally required
- Unique 25 year guarantee
- Take it with you when you move house
- Truly zero maintenance - no painting or staining for at least 25 years
Wendy very kindly handled a visit for a customer and her feedback was...On 29 May 2014 17:53, Wendy King wrote:
Andy's visit was good , I was pleased to be of help. A number of things I mentioned had not occurred to me until I saw the studio being built! One of the advantages I hadn't realised was the insulation keeps the room very cool in hot weather. We were unable to sit in our old summer house in hot weather!!!
To say I'm pleased with my studio is an understatement , definitely made the right choice in choosing your company, the team that built it were great, please pass on my thanks to them.
Looking forward to spending many hours in it.
Thanks once again.
Just thought I'd report that we are very pleased with our garden studio which you installed in October 2016. It was well used over Christmas when my son and his wife came to stay and they reported it to be warm and cosy. The construction team did a great job and we were impressed by their hard work, care and attention to detail.
Well done and thanks,
John Hollingworth - February 2017