Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Building a garden office during coronavirus lockdown

Although garden office suppliers are used to dealing with all kinds of installation issues, lockdown has provided some really major challenges. Here's an example of what can be done though, a 5m x 3m garden office with sliding doors for a couple in Whitstable, Kent, by eDEN Garden Rooms which was installed at the end of March.

On the safety first basis, although all the materials had been delivered, the team left the site but quickly established that construction work could continue since they would be outside (and they had also worked out a no-contact build scheme).

"It took our skilled team three days on site to erect the timber frame," explains eDEN's Mia Walmsley, "and after this we were forced to withdraw as our suppliers and builders’ merchants were forced to cease trading to non-essential businesses. All we could do is wait, keep our customer well-informed and continue to review the situation until a time that we could safely and practically return to the site to complete the project. Over a four-week period we took the project step-by-step, all the time fulling complying to the government rules and always keeping our crew and customer’s health as the ultimate priority. More than ever, our customer needed a working home-office and slowly-but-surely, we managed to complete the build after 4-weeks, which would have been 2 weeks under normal circumstances."

eDEN is continuing to work within the easing lockdown restrictions and is offering virtual site surveys as well as its no-contact build methods. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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