Product FAQs

How long does constructing the building take?
If there is a suitable electric feed most pods are installed in 1 to 2 days.

What groundwork is required before installation can begin?
In most applications, none… as we sit the buildings on ground screws and or adjustable feet.

Are your garden rooms warm enough to use in winter?
The short answer is yes. One of the big advantages of using plastic is that it its a great insulator, meaning its cool in summer and warm in winter, though we do normally install at least one radiator depending on the building.

Can my completed garden room be moved to a different location at a later date?
Yes… ogel structures are designed to be moveable and modular.

Can I have underfloor heating?
Yes, as an optional extra.

Do your garden rooms come with a guarantee?
Yes, they come with a 10 year structural guarantee.

What windows and doors can be used?
We normally install standard uPVC windows and doors, or an aluminium equivalent.

What finishing options are available?
You can leave as is, clad it in wood, put vinyl graphics on, paint it or wallpaper it.

Do I need to get planning permission?
Planning permission is not normally required as our buildings fall under permitted development (built under 2.5m high externally). Most houses, even in conservation areas, have permitted development rights.

Can you attach a garden room onto the side of my house?
Not currently, though we can go within 40cm of the house.

How close can my garden room be built to a wall, fence, boundary or obstacle?
We can build as close as 400mm to any solid boundary or obstacle.

Can you soundproof my garden room?
There’s no real need as the pod’s double skin construction has a naturally high soundproofing and thermal specification. But additional insulation can be added if required.

Is it flammable?
PS is a thermoplastic which means it is flammable, but less so than wood. Its flammability is negated substantially by the application of an intumescent (fire retardant) coating.