Warwick Workrooms & Leisure Rooms are constructed using the following materials:
75mm x 38mm Planed (Eased Edged) framing.
We use selected timber with a very high grade, which is subject to less twisting and warping, to porvide a sound base to start from. Higher grade timber is slower grown to provide more stength.
FSC is from certified Forest Stewardship Council forests, meaning that the timber is sustainable (usally from Scandinavian Forests).
Tanalised Shiplap Cladding (125mm x 16mm)
The majority of our garages are constructed with the shiplap cladding. The cladding itself appears similar to tongue and groove, except that the internal part of the groove is missing from the profile. The basis behind shiplap is that it allows a certain amount of natural movement to take place throughout the change in seasons. In relation to this, we have developed our own profile of shiplap with a large overlap and tongue, which offers more protection to the building, thus increasing the lifespan. The cladding itself is tanalised (E-tanalith) to provide a rot resistant finish for over 20 years.
One advantage of shiplap is that it has a planed finish, and it also provides a near flat finish. This helps when fitting items such as hinges and door furniture.
By tanalising the timber with E-Tanalith, we are protecting against rot & decay for 20+ years.
Plywood & Paper Lining
Initially we used to paper line the buildings with the bitumen vapour barrier, to ensure that the rainwater didn't soak into the building, however we found that the paper will crinkle during the summer once it is dry. We therefore provide an additional skin of plywood to line the outside of the framing. In addition to the imporved appearance, it provides extra rigidity and insulation, which is ideal for class cars & bikes.
Overhangs & Guttering
Not only do overhangs improve the appearance of the garages, they are important as they offer protection to the sides of the buildings. We include guttering as standard on the Leisure Rooms, but as an extra on the Workrooms, to allow rainwater to be easily collected and re-used, along with the obvious protective benefits.
Standard roofing is heavy duty 38kg Green Mineral Felt onto 12mm O.S.B. Boarding. The boarding is fitted onto 50mm x 125mm joists (purlins), spaced at 2' centres. We can provide alternative roof coverings (please see options). Should you require Onduline roof sheets - please note that we recommend sterling board underneath, because without the boarding it is liable for condensation during the winter.
The standard flooring on workrooms & leisure rooms, is 22mm tongue & groove boarding onto 75 x 38 tanalised joists. This would be the stanard flooring option for buildings up to 18 x 12. The larger buildings that require a floor will have a 22mm (V313) chipboard flooring (loft boards) onto the same tanalised floor joists. In addition to this, a brickcourse will be required around the perimeter of the building, set to a plan that we send to you - on top of a concrete pad.
Farm Shops & Larger Workrooms will be constructed using 100mm x 38mm Planed (Eased Edged) framing.
The customer is required to construct a concrete base of 150mm compacted hardcore, and 100mm concrete. If laying a new base, we would recommend that a dpm (damp proof membrane) is layed between the two. If you have an existing base, it is not necesary to dig up and lay a membrane. Once the concrete is set, a single layer of bricks is required around the perimeter (set to a plan provided). We recommend that the concrete is lareger all round (by 50mm) than the plan indicating the brick course.
The sections of the building sit on top of the brick course and are complete with a damp proof course. Our fitters will drill through the bottom rail of the building and into the concrete, and fix the building in place. The floor is then fitted inside the brick course with the flooring finishing level with the top of the brick course.