The all in one home office – The Ruminator. Combining a unique and striking design with fantastic all round build quality.The attractive appearance blends well into your garden. Security is given high priority as is insulation. The Ruminator creates a beautiful outdoor office or garden retreat.

24' (7.3 mtr) Insulated studio at Winchester, Hampshire completed

Exterior is painted with cuprinol 'shades' willow. Interior is painted matt white and the flooring in antique oak heavy duty vinyl.

Fully insulated floor, walls and ceiling. Seamless jointing. Full electrics. Double doors to front and four opening windows. All double glazed, draft sealed and lockable. built in storeroom 9' x 6' with separate door and electrics at end.








Insulated studio 12' X 13' with canopy at Liss, Hampshire

Exterior is painted with cuprinol 'shades' old English green. Interior is painted ivory and the carpet is dark brown.

Fully insulated floor, walls and ceiling. Seamless jointing. Full electrics. Single door and three opening georgian windows. All double glazed, draft sealed and lockable.












9 POINT PROCESS THAT ACHIEVES A SOUTHWICKS QUALITY AND WELL INSULATED BASE


Prepared and levelled sub soil

Thick layer of compressed scalpings

Layer of mixed grit and cement

Flat and level jointed  flagstones

Pressure treated weatherproof heavy
 duty floor joists with air gap

Heavy Duty T&G 1st wooden floor layer

Celotex insulation between wooden bearers

Heavy Duty T&G 2nd wooden floor layer

Choice of either high quality carpeting,
 vinyl or laminate flooring.


Latest insulated building completed

14' X 10' garden office, finished in cuprinol willow and white daisy.







Testimonial:

We are absolutely delighted with our brand new garden office, and we can't wait to move in! When you first embark on choosing a supplier for your little dream retreat, it's hard to decide whether you ought to opt for a shell supplier and then engage with other contractors to do the fitting and finishing work. But the result of our choice and confidence in Jon's bespoke service, provided by him and his family team of Dave and Sophie, is now there for all to see. Setting an example to all, he turned up promptly when he said he would, and he and his team worked hard and skillfully throughout the week or so that was required to convert raw materials into a beautiful finished product. A very satisfying experience, both for us and for Southwicks, as I know Jon was pretty pleased with the result himself! Thanks again, Jim and Wendy, Alton

Latest testimonial received from Gosport, Hampshire for an insulated building..

Latest testimonials:

 

A very professional job

Unable to carry out the build ourselves due to medical reasons, we noticed Southwicks Garden Offices on the internet. We needed a building different than what was on offer by most other firms, so we approached Jon to design a bespoke log cabin to details we provided. He and his team came up exactly as we wanted for a price that was within our budget.

The build took two weeks to complete and now we have our cabin, looking far better than we had hoped. The quote included base, fully insulated and equipped and ready to move into.

What surprised us initially was that you specialise in kitting your buildings out with complete insulation to walls, ceiling and floor, electrics, heating, fully painted inside and out, double-glazed, all finished off with quality carpeting and guttering. A total solution within the quote. Jon, Dave, and not forgetting Sophie, your rock-steady handed painter, you can be proud of what you have achieved, especially since this was new ground for you all. I will be singing your praises to all of my relatives and friends, indeed to all those who wish to know, for some time to come.

A highly professional job carried out by dedicated professionals - well done and thank you.
Whoops - it would be remiss of me not to thank Rolfe (the cocker spaniel) for entertaining our two shelties over the same period.

M and R P.- Gosport, Hampshire

Latest insulated building completed

FULLY INSULATED BESPOKE GARDEN BUILDING. 18' X 10'. SOLID SINGLE PARTITION DOOR OPENING INWARDS. FRONT DECKING.









What makes up the insulated walling:






High-grade 28mm and 44mm interlocking planned and finished logs.
Features a specially designed 4-way chamfered notch-joint system ensuring a tight fit to all boards with no
room for damp or wind penetration. All UK designed, machined and manufactured.

The whole exterior is sealed and protected with firstly two coats of quality clear wood preserver, then finished with atleast two coats of cuprinol shades to the colour of your choice.

The interior is then battened with 25 x 50mm treated timber to provide a 25mm air gap all round.

The next facing is a composite foil, followed by a layer of Kingspan Kooltherm insulation.

Specification: Premium performance rigid thermoset modified resin insulant manufactured with a blowing agent that has zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and low Global Warming Potential (GWP).

Manufactured in accordance with BS EN ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems, BS EN ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems and OHSAS 18001 Health and Safety Management System.

Kingspan Kooltherm Insulated Plasterboard achieves a BRE Green Guide rating of A+.

Fire Performance: Building Regulations Class 0

Front facing is 12.5 mm gypsum plasterboard with seamless jointing all round.

Finally a minimum of two coats of quality matt emulsion is applied to all the walls and ceiling.

latest insulated office completed 12' x 8'

12' x 8' fully insulated bespoke garden office.  Interlocking log system, full electrics, double glazed door and windows, antique oak heavy duty vinyl flooring, seamless plasterboarding, fully insulated floor, walls and ceiling, venting system, BT and cat5 internet exterior cabling to house, sensor lighting, decorative finials, brown shingle tile roofing, skirting boards and window architrave, finished in cuprinol willow shades outside and matt white inside.











Trading standard approval


Southwicks Limited is now an approved member of the Hampshire County Council
 Buy with Confidence Scheme.

Latest insulated studio completed...

16' x 11' fully insulated bespoke studio complete with adjoining store room and overhang canopy. 44mm interlocking log system, full electrics, double glazed double doors, antique oak heavy duty vinyl flooring, internal partition wall, finished in cuprinol willow shades.











'Over half' of UK businesses run from home

More and more people are looking into the possibilities presented by working from home, with recent research showing that people are even looking at running their own companies from home.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that 52 per cent of the UK's small business population and eight per cent of the total workforce run enterprises from their home. This equates to around 2.5 million home business owners around the country.
Head of Direct Line for Business, Jazz Gakhal, commented on the data: “Self-employment has been on the rise for several years and our research now shows that a great number of these people work for themselves from home.”
Direct Line for Business compiled the study, which also showed that men are more than twice as likely as women to start up a company in their home, with around 1.7 million male home business owners and just 818,000 female ones.
The study also found that this style of working had different levels of popularity depending on location. Herefordshire was shown to have the highest percentage of people running a business from home with 27 per cent of its 92,000 total workforce running a home company. This compared to just nine per cent in London, although numbers in the capital were high with 32,800 running home businesses in the Wandsworth borough alone.
Steve Beahan, a partner at law firm Irwin Mitchell, told the Financial Times that people need to be careful that they take in to account all of the legal responsibilities associated with running a business from home, which can sometimes be forgotten. 



Meet Rolfe, the latest apprentice to join the team!

Rolfe the Southwicks cocker spaniel, standing to attention awaiting his first duties of the day!

Latest Insulated Garden Office completed


14' X 10' finished in cuprinol shades seagrass

Georgian double glazed glass


Latest project completed...

16' x 11' Insulated Garden Studio. Finished in clear satin varnish. Includes a built in toilet and sink unit.







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14' x 10' Garden Studio





Includes:
FULLY PREPARED BASE AREA, INCLUDING REMOVAL OF ALL VEGETATION, SOIL, STONES ETC. LAY SUITABLE FOUNDATIONS ON FLAT, LEVEL AND FIRM MADE AREA.
TANNALISED RAISED BEARERS
INTERLOCKING LOG SYSTEM
FULLY INSULATED – 25MM AIR GAP, BATTENS, KINGSPAN K18 + 12.5MM PLASTER BOARD, SEAMLESS JOINTS
4 NO.CABIN GEORGIAN OPENING WINDOWS TO FRONT AND BOTH SIDES, DOOR TO FRONT LEFT.
DOUBLE GLAZED GLASS THROUGHOUT
SHINGLE ROOFING SYSTEM – COLOUR BROWN
INTERNAL & EXTERNAL FINISHING,ARCHITRAVE, SKIRTING, (PRESERVING AND CUPRINOL SHADES COLOUR CHOICE WILD THYME) 
FLOORING – CARPET COLOUR SILVER
VENTING SYSTEM
ELECTRICS – 8 SOCKETS/LIGHTS – 5’ DOUBLES 58W LOW VOLTAGE,CONSUMER BOX,
MAINS FEED.
HEATING – OIL, MOVEABLE + TIMER
LOCKS+EXTRA DOOR LOCK
CCTV DECOY, SENSOR LIGHTING


Large decked area completed.




Building the joist framework






9 mtrs long x 3.6 mtrs wide. Stepped with curved edging.
Finished with clear decking preserver and sealer.

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