FAQs

FAQ-03

If the standard modular panels don't work for me, can I have an entirely bespoke design?

FAQ-04

What options are there for external cladding?

FAQ-01

Will we need planning permission?

  • We can advise early in the process if we think Planning Consent will need to be considered.
  • Our two standard height buildings are suitable for the majority of sites without Planning.
  • Certain Planning guidance will dictate the location of your OmniCube and how close it is to the boundary.

    FAQ-02

    What foundations are required?

    • No concrete, no mess, no fuss – our ground screw foundations strong and quick to install.
    • Ground conditions will determine the length of screws installed. 
    • The process is completed within one day and a test report for building regulations can be supplied for peace of mind.
    • Yes, you can!
    • We can look at any specific requirements you have, and this is not limited to a completely free-standing building like the modular OmniCube.
    • Additional options can be to attach a bespoke building to the side of your house, or even on top of an existing single storey part of your home.
    • Our range of architectural and durable external materials require no on-going maintenance.
    • Timber cladding options that are 100% naturally resilient to UK weather conditions – no chemical stains or applied protection required.
    • OmniCube fascias and soffits are all clad in durable factory-finished cement composite board – No maintenance doesn’t have to mean UPVC!

    FAQ-05

    What sort of insulation does an OmniCube have, and how warm will it be?

    • Our 140mm structural wall framing - the same used in new timber frame housing, is filled with the insulation of your choice.
    • Glasswool, recycled plastic bottle, or sheep’s wool insulation – the choice is yours!
    • We provide 100mm floor insulation, and 100mm roof insulation but with an additional 50mm layer of acoustic insulation as standard!

      FAQ-06

      How long does the whole process take?

      • Design consultation to delivery on site, is approximately 8 weeks.
      • Site installation will generally be about one week, depending on the size of your OmniCube.
        • Yes – One 900x900mm rooflight comes as standard on all Omnicubes
        • Many sizes available  up to 1m in width and 1.8m in length.
        • Double, triple and acoustic glazed options available

        FAQ-07

        Can we have rooflights?

        • Our high performing insulation provision, means that any of the heating options we offer won’t need to be on for long!
        • Wired-in wall-mounted electric panel heater
        • Underfloor heating mats which are more energy efficient.
        • Wall mounted combined heater and air conditioning unit

        FAQ-08

        What heating can I have, and how warm will it be?

        FAQ-09

        How and when do I pay for my garden room?

        • We have a staggered payment plan from the point of full design through to completion and sign-off.
        • The payments would be made over the course of approximately 10 weeks.
        • Our high-quality architectural ply linings compliment the external contemporary materials.
        • Linings can be unscrewed either for building relocation, or for the introduction of additional services etc.
        • Plastering, and associated drying times have been eliminated from our buildings.
        • Our contemporary ply linings can be painted to introduce some colour, but we leave that creativity to you after we’re finished.

        FAQ-10

        What will the walls look like on the inside?

        FAQ-11

        What sort of windows can we have?

        • As standard, we only offer high performance aluminium windows and doors in our OmniCube buildings.
        • The strength, durability and performance of the aluminium systems we offer makes that extra difference to the overall design and feel of the building.
        • All windows and doors are provided with high performance double glazing as standard, but with triple glazed and acoustic options available.