Our latest garden room build
Here at MOD105 we are really excited about our new collaboration with Flower Pot Nursery! They are a local independent garden centre that specialises in Japanese bonsai trees and exotic styled pots.
We are going to be exhibiting one of our garden rooms there from the new year so that our customers can see the overall aesthetic in a garden setting. As well as this they are using some of our newly designed pots to decorate the area and add colour and style to the plot.
We are in the process of building and decorating the room ready for its installation as can be seen in the photos and we will keep you updated on when you can come and visit!!
Work is progressing well ready for an early Spring installation. Glass to be fitted, paint finish and colour complimentary blinds to go in. Will be exciting to see this in situ on this beautiful London roof garden - should definitely complete the look!
We are very pleased to be able to announce that work has commenced on our latest project, with only a few days work under way we have been making quick progress.
This build has got us excited for several reasons; firstly because it is going to sit as the focal point in a specially landscaped garden on top of a roof in central London and secondly because it is an extremely open and modern design. It incorporates two sides of sliding glass doors and windows as well as glass panels fitted within the roof. All of this gives us the opportunity to showcase the potential of our buildings and ultimately create a fresh, new style of building that is suited to its surroundings.
The modular nature of our buildings makes us uniquely qualified for this project as each section must be carried up 8 flights of stairs or fit in a residential lift. We are able to easily reduce each structural element down to its component parts and then reconstruct it at the rooftop location.
The specific location of the room within the garden has meant that this build is slightly different to normal. As can be seen in the CAD image to the right the room fits snugly beneath a gazebo structure and is bordered on three sides by flower beds. This means that upon installation there will be restrictions on the access available at certain points and it also that the frame of the building needs to accommodate the different levels of the decking and the flower boxes.
In order to ensure that these elements are fully considered we have built an exact template of the garden in our workshop. The photo to the left shows the construction which replicates the surrounding flower boxes and the height of the decking at the front of the building.
Then using this as a base we went on to construct a timber replica of the buildings frame which will ultimately be made of aluminium (see image below). This allowed us to confirm the measurements of each element and check the roof clearance as well as ensuring that there was appropriate drainage. In addition to this we were able to use the prototype to trial the specialist roof beams we have designed to hold the glass panels and also create the bespoke door frames needed to accommodate the sliding doors across the front of the building.
This may seem like a lengthy way of building but it gives us greater freedom for experimentation and the chance to trial innovative new ideas before the final construction. This ensures that each of our buildings is perfect and usable from the day they are installed and it is this attention to detail that sets us apart from others. Additionally it gives our clients the option of visiting the workshop to get a feel for the overall space with the opportunity to make any alterations if they desire.
Due to the highly flexible nature of our buildings they can be tailored to suit a wide range of uses and environments. This has lead to several different branches developing within the business; our bespoke domestic projects and our high end commercial bin and bike storage solutionsIn order to provide our customers with the most appropriate and helpful information we have designed a range of new flyers which focus specifically on each area. Images of these can be seen below or alternatively they are available to download using the links provided at the top of this post.
These have been developed to provide an overview of the services that we offer and are intended to support the extensive information that is provided on our website. We would however always encourage customers to contact us directly if they would like any additional information or to discuss a specific project.
Just a short note on our most recent project – a supercar garage.
We have been manufacturing the building at our workshop over the last month taking care to produce a high quality finish that is perfect from 360°. The final product is intended to provide safe and secure storage for 2 Morgan cars.
Due to the highly specific function of the building during the design phase it was important to take the cars specific sizes into account as well as allowing enough space to work on – or admire as is more likely – the cars.
The overall design is a bold modern structure that provides a clean contrast to the smooth lines of the Morgans.
There are several interesting features included within this building. The first of which is the Morgan logo affixed to the back wall. This was done using a pre cut vinyl sticker that was then stuck on with no room for error. We are very pleased with the overall result and are keen to experiment with their usage on future projects.
In addition to this we have built in several different storage options. The drawers at the back double up as workbenches and there are several layers of shelving running along the side of the building. Everything is fully adjustable and can be relocated or have it's height altered as is desired.
Another interesting aspect is the windows that were used. Teaming up with a local blinds specialist we have used windows that have the blinds built into them. This saves on the clutter and dust that come from using regular blinds and also adds to the streamlined look of the building.
The onsite build went very smoothy and due to the modular nature of our buildings the whole structure was completed within a single day. Following this the prefabricated roof was fitted as were the windows. Finally concrete foundations were built to secure the building in place.
This project has been a really fun one for us here at MOD105 as it has given us the opportunity to design a unique building as well as developing new decorative finishes.
We had a great time at the Chelsea Flower Show back in 2014, not least due to the fact that our stand was awarded a 3 Star award for trade stands!
Here you can see a few pictures of what our stand looked like, complete with a Chelsea pensioner!
We tried to incorporate of as many innovative materials as possible in our stand. One of our buildings had a living roof and the gravel we used was glow in the dark!
We've had a nice article written about us by Medite. It looks at the the innovative way we are using their product. Who knew we'd used over 600 sheets so far this year?!
Check out the full article here