Monday, June 24, 2019

Garden office and foxes

Over the last year, writer Chuck Wendig has talked regularly on Twitter about the foxes who live and hang out around his garden office. There has been a lot of interest in following their updates. But not everybody is so keen...

Above is a Booths Garden Studios garden office pod, a 3.6m x 2.7m model with anthracite windows, French doors, black pillars and fascia, with added recessed blinds, exterior pillar lights and outside power socket. It also features a "skirt" at the bottom to fill in the gap below the studio which is a feature of all the company's garden offices. On very level then this gap is about 4 inches, but increases if your site has a slope. Here's what Alex Booth says about this:

"The gap allows air flow below your garden office and guarantees that dampness is never an issue.
The studio skirt only has a conventional one year guarantee as it is touching the ground. Touching the ground means it is exposed to damp and moisture and any product will deteriotate more quickly in this situation. The skirting can also be damaged by strimmers being used near them, especially if there is gravel which the strimmer can launch at the skirt. Many of our customers just put planters in front of the gap to hide it.

"Foxes are a concern for some of our customers but in all the years Booths have been going (since 2000) I have only had one case of foxes being under a garden office so the chances are extremely slim. If this is a concern for you then you'd need to cost in a wire barrier to go all the way around your garden office. Some of our customers have installed chicken wire themselves but personally I wouldn't bother as the odds of foxes being an issue are so tiny."

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