What to consider before installing a Roundhouse in the garden

Are you thinking about investing in your very own Roundhouse for the garden? Whichever style of Roundhouse you choose (yurt / cord wood / Iron-Age, cob or timber-framed Rotunda) ensure it’s a building which will stand the test of time and make sure it’s cool in the summer and warm in the winter with the […]

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Permitted Development Rights for schools

Permitted development rights are a national grant of planning permission which allow certain building works and changes of use to be carried out without having to make a planning application.  Whilst a large scale development or extension cannot avoid the process there are some permitted developments that can avoid this delay. Under the General Permitted […]

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How to maintain a Sedum (Green) or Wildflower Meadow Roof

The beauty of a sedum roof is that is relatively low maintenance. Although you may need to consider some essential tasks if you want your green roof to flourish and attract wildlife.    We recommend you access your roof 3 times a year in Spring, Summer and Autumn to carry out few maintenance tasks. Clear […]

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Self-Build mortgages for Modular Eco Buildings

We’re often asked whether you can get a self-build mortgage for one of our buildings… and the simple answer is, yes; you most certainly can! Just click on the link below and have a chat with these lovely chaps at Ecology Building society about your project (be it round or any other form of modular […]

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Yoga Studio for the garden – What to look for in a Garden Room

It’s not the first time we’ve written in the blog about the popularity of the Rotunda Yoga Studio so please forgive us if we’re rehashing old news, but many of our clients are asking us to design their yoga studios in order to create the ideal environment for yoga, meditation and workshops or exercise classes. Whether you […]

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How does a circular garden building compare to a square one?

….Ah the circle! Our favourite topic!  Need us not make any further introduction & let’s dive straight into the reasons why a circular garden building is superior to it’s square contemporaries!  Thermal dynamics –  A lesser known fact about round garden buildings is that warm air circulates naturally around the inner perimeter of the building. […]

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Eco-toilets for garden rooms & glamping sites

If you’re considering installing a toilet in a garden room or on a glamping site with minimal fuss, perhaps one of the water less eco-toilets available in the UK may very well be for you… It is usually possible (under permitted development) to install a small garden-studio at the end of your garden without requiring […]

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Promoting Mental Health & Well-being for our children

An early intervention project is underway in Salford (North West England) tomorrow and it’s a rather splendid example of how a City Council and a well-known community charity can come together to support the well-being of school children with mental health issues. The workshop model called “Mindsteps” is an early intervention, school based series of […]

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10 Reasons why an outdoor modular classroom would benefit your school

WHAT IS AN OUTDOOR MODULAR CLASSROOM? It’s an extension to your existing school, but a stand-alone outdoor modular building which has more in common with the landscape and trees surrounding it than the traditional bricks and mortar building which your pupils may usually associate with the school classroom. You may be considering extending your current building or […]

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Schools pushed to their limits: Solution! Outdoor or Modular Classroom Buildings

New analysis by the Local Government Association estimates that it will cost £12 billion to create sufficient places for the 900,000 extra pupils expected to start school in the next decade. Combine this with the recent doubling of the 15 hours free childcare (up to 30) scheme set to roll out this September, a greater number […]

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