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.