The Outpost is the optimal garden building for year-round use. As a completely insulated building with double glazing as standard, you can be sure to stay warm and cosy within your garden room. The insulation is laid under the floorboards, between the dual-layered walls and within the double-skinned roofing section. The building is delivered as panels with the necessary insulation, making it simple to insulate and install, allowing you to construct the building within a day.
Contemporary Garden Offices
Our garden office buildings have become all the rage recently with so many people transitioning to work from home. So if it's a garden office you need, then the Outpost offers the perfect space. It won't just free up additional space in your garden, it's also the perfect garden building to use as a garden home office or to even run a small business from.
A garden office pod is the perfect design for this purpose, and the log cabin style with full insulation ensures that you can work comfortably year-round. Insulated garden offices can also be a significant value-booster to your property and garden space. So pick up your BillyOh bespoke garden office today.
For use in the colder months, and to generally improve the insulation properties of this building, we've included insulation materials to combat heat loss. These will also ensure thermal regulation at all points of this building's heat envelope.
Your garden building's thermal envelope is essentially every point at which heat leaves. By insulating these areas we can reduce this heat loss but also ensure better thermal regulation. And one of the most significant areas for heat loss is the roof.
That's why the pent flat roof design of the Outpost is double-skinned with 11mm tongue and groove panels. It also features EcoQuilt insulation and tear-free roofing felt for added layers of protection against even harsh weather conditions.
Using 66mm thick insulated panel construction wall logs, the outpost features some of the thickest cladding available. This cladding thickness, combined with the constructions style, creates a tight seal against heat loss.
The walls are double skinned from an 11mm tongue and groove panel and internal cladding, which sandwiches the quality insulation. With the Outpost, an 11mm tongue and groove roof and floor are included as standard, along with roofing felt to complete your building. Both the roof and floor can be upgraded independently to 19mm thick tongue and groove, which is more robust and is excellent for heavier uses such as heavy furniture, desk areas or items such as office chairs.
Using high-quality European sourced timber, the Outpost comes out as a fully insulated garden. Tongue and groove cladding used in the floor, roof, and walls interlocks to add structural stability and reduce gaps where heat might be lost. You can even upgrade the floor and roof cladding thickness to 19mm as optional extras.
But a fully-insulated garden isn't just about surviving the colder months! Wide-opening double doors mean that you can allow cool air flow in the warmer months. Plus, the fully-glazed doors allow for loads of natural light to enter your office.
EcoQuilt floor insulation goes underneath the tongue and groove flooring to combat both heat loss and rising damp. You can purchase an optional Ecobase or construct your Outpost on any level base including timber bearers, pavers, or ideally - a concrete base.
Double-glazed windows and glass on the doors mean create a vacuum between indoor and outdoor temperature. Thus, glazed windows reduce the possibility of condensation forming and help to regulate heat at one of the largest parts of your thermal envelope.
The Outpost comes with double glazing on all of the included windows and doors. This building comes with tall double doors and four opening windows, giving your building a beautiful interior with lots of natural light and fresh air, making it a great space to work and relax. The Outpost is a versatile building that works incredibly as a family room, garden office, summerhouse or home gym, keeping everyone happy and comfortable all year round.
The Outpost comes with optional pressure treatment to help extend the life of your garden building. By treating timber with wood preservatives in a vacuum, more comprehensive cover is ensured. That's why we can offer our BillyOh 15-year guarantee against insect infestation, decay, and rot on our pressure-treated buildings.
Otherwise, we suggested purchasing wood treatment and applying to all outdoor buildings annually to protect against harsh weather conditions.
Our insulated garden offices will fall under what's called 'permitted development' and won't require planning permission, so long as they:
- Are single-storey
- Aren't intended for permanent residential use
- Don't exceed a max eaves height of 2.5m (The Outpost measures 2.17m)
- Don't exceed an overall height of 4m (dual-pitched roof like an apex or -reverse apex) or 3m (any other type of roof, like a pent). (The Outpost measures 2.35m)
- Don't take up more than 50% of your garden area
- Aren't build past the front wall of your house
That's why our BillyOh Outpost is built with these height measurements in mind. Planning permission may vary with your local council, however, and you can always check with them for further planning regulations.
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How does my building arrive?
Log cabins are delivered via kerbside delivery as stacks of pre-assembled panels that require fitting together. All panels are designed to be smaller enough to fit down side entrances and even for transport through houses.
Garden Buildings Direct Assembly, Delivery & Installation
BillyOh buildings don't come with installation services and will be delivered as panels of pre-cut timber. You'll also be provided with comprehensive assembly instructions to create your office space.
At Garden Buildings Direct, our fast and free delivery service to most of mainland UK means we can have your Outpost with you in just 2 - 5 weeks! Just enter your delivery postcode to get started, or get in touch with our friendly customer service team.