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Blenheim Palace Flower Show

Blenheim Palace Flower Show

Posted on 2nd June 2017 |

Blenheim Palace annual flower show | 23rd – 25th June 2017 | Visit the stunning Blenheim Palace 30 minutes away from our showroom. With show gardens, celebrity guests shopping and much more! Book your tickets now!

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I live in a flat, can I still have a survey?
Yes you can! However when it comes to flats and site surveys we will require a £200 deposit to conduct a site survey at a flat or maisonette. Heres why: Please bear in mind that flats (including maisonettes) do not have permitted development rights, and as such you will be required to apply for planning permission. In order to apply for planning you will require CAD drawings. The £200 deposit you provide will cover the cost of generating the CAD drawings required for your garden room and property type.  If your planning application is denied we will refund the £200; if it’s granted then your £200 will secure your installation date as normal! For more details on planning permissions for garden rooms and your property types see our general outlines on our Planning Permission page, or visit planningportal.co.uk 
How is my electrical quote made up?
The surveyor will talk to you about the different ways of running electrics. We run a cable from the fusebox in the house to the fusebox (consumer unit) installed in the garden. Our surveyors will also look to see if you have any spare capacity in your existing fusebox, or if you’ll need a sub consumer unit installed. The quote will include a part P certificate sign off by our fully qualified electricians.
Will I be given a quote at my survey?
Our surveyor will be able to give you a price for both the building and the electrical/network connection at your survey. A complete price will be given with no ‘hidden extras’ at a later date.
What access do you need?
Our surveyors will assess the access to your property at the site survey. Our roof and floor panels come in solid one metre wide panels. A 3m deep building will typically have a panel which is 3-4m long, so we need to be able to walk this through your side access or house.
On average, what is the lead time for a site survey appointment?
Site survey lead times are typically two to three weeks but may take less time than this if we have a surveyor in your area.
How long does the site survey take?
The site survey takes up to an hour.
Does the area that I want to have the garden room need to be level before?
Not before your site survey. Our surveyor will be able to tell you how much levelling needs doing before the base team arrive.
Do I need to be present at my site survey?
We ask that all decision makers are present at the site survey. Our surveyor will look at the space available as well as your access and tell you what size buildings you can have. They’ll also complete a design consultation with you, placing doors and windows on the building and selecting electrical and internal options. At the end of the survey you’ll know exactly how much your building will cost and what work needs doing.

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garden office for home business
Home Business
Pinnacle

Home Office

 A director for a gas and heating company needed a distraction free space for his business. Will no space in the house for an office, he needed to find an alternative.

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Home Business
Expression

Zing Marketing

With their current offices being replaced by residential housing, Zing Marketing needed a quick and alternative solution for office space.
They needed an office large enough for five people at a time and an environment which wouldn’t drain their creativity.

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Leisure
Edge

Pottery Studio & Garden Storage

Having recently moved into a new house, our customers were in need of a separate area away from the house for their pottery crafting and additionally storage for garden equipment.

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Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace Flower Show
Blenheim Palace annual flower show | 23rd – 25th June 2017 | Visit the stunning Blenheim Palace 30 minutes away from our showroom. With show gardens, celebrity guests shopping and much more! Book your tickets now!
Green Retreats Ltd
Posted on 19th June 2017
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Waddesdon
Artisan Food Market  Sat 8 July, then 2nd Sat of each month until Nov 2017   Free entry & free parking
Green Retreats Ltd
Posted on 19th June 2017
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Get Active with Aqua Vale
Aqua Vale is located in Aylesbury - Featuring an indoor leisure facility with a river ride, fun flumes and a heated outside pool! It also had a sauna, soft play area and a café!  
Green Retreats Ltd
Posted on 2nd April 2017

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