The Luxe Pod from Garden Hideouts provides a comfortable space for up to two guests. It is the perfect solution whether used as an extra bedroom to accommodate family or friends, or in a commercial capacity as an additional room for a hospitality business such as a B&B.
The Pod has been designed to be self-sufficient if required, with facilities ranging from a solid oak double bed to a washroom and en-suite which can include a shower. With carpeting and underfloor heating plus high grade insulation to keep the warmth in and noise out, this is a room that always feels wonderfully relaxing and wellappointed.
All Pods from Garden Hideouts have been designed to offer a practical and attractive space that has been built for durability, warmth and weather-proofing.Each building is constructed from a dual layer of bonded 18mm ‘Grade A’ structural ply. This has been sustainably sourced directly from Finland before being professionally cut from a unique CAD design on our CNC machinery. The building’s precision built framework utilises the tried and trusted tusk tenon and wedge system. The result is uniquely strong series of joints, delivering a rigid, robust and long-lasting structural frame.
• Western Red Cedar exterior cladding: ethically-sourced and slow-grown. Can be either hand-oiled to preserve its rich colour or left untreated to turn silver-grey over the seasons.
• Select grade Scandinavian Redwood tongue and groove interior cladding. Primed, painted and immaculately finished
• Framework cavity insulated with a layer of ecologically sound 100mm flexible mineral wool. The semi-rigid shape of the insulation allows it to be measured and cut accurately filling the void more completely, thereby providing excellent all year round thermal and acoustic performance.
• ‘A’ rated double glazed bespoke wooden door and window units.
• Optional distinctive half-glazed end panel.
• Quick-Step Impressive laminate flooring with water-repellent ‘Hydroseal’ coating.
• Certified electrical system with high quality finish outlets.
• Fully delivered to site and professionally constructed.
The most suitable type of foundation will be selected for the ground conditions where the Pod is to be sited to ensure a secure base for the building.
100mm x 36mm sustainably sourced precision cut Grade ‘A’ structural ply fixed at joint cross sections with a tusk tenon and wedge system.
18mm Grade ‘A’ quality exterior ply floor and internal subfloor.
100mm flexible mineral wool insulation with a U-value 0.22w/m2K* installed within each natural cavity section of the framework.
100mm foil faced rigid foam insulation board with a U-value of 0.26w/m2K* installed within the floor and subfloor cavity.
150mm x 15mm Western Redwood Cedar featheredge boards installed with a 50mm overlap and secured with galvanised fixings over a high performance breathable vapour membrane. Hand finished with satin-matt microporous UV protection oil.
90mm x 20mm Scandinavian Redwood tongue and groove. Hand primed and painted with BS6150 compliant high quality acrylic primer and emulsion.
17th Edition compliant consumer unit and wiring with current Part P certification.
Tricoya wood double glazed ‘A’ rated toughened glass units. So hard wearing and weather resistant they come with a 50 year guarantee. Fungal resistant and super-low maintenance.
Solid oak 4ft double-bed complete with sprung mattress. Head and foot boards feature attractive panel effect or for those seeking that extra luxurious touch there is also an option for an upholstered headboard.
Two solid hardwood cabinets with drawers are neatly positioned either side of bed. A double switch by the bed operates the main lights plus two wall-mounted reading lights above, styled to match the interior design.
The washing and toilet facilities are situated in a corner unit, purpose-built from 18mm structural plywood and ergonomically designed. Includes a vanity basin seated on top of a floating style unit with drawer and full height mirror over. The modern toilet unit comes in a choice of two modes – sewer-connected or Thetford cartridge-emptying system.
In situations where the Pod needs to provide guests with complete freedom, there is the option of including a shower unit in the washing facilities. Because of the extra space required this will mean the reducion of the decking area whilst adding waist-height side extensions stretching out 1mtr.
Immediately around the bed is a soft carpet with deep underlay for luxurious ‘foot-feel’. The remaining area is fitted with Quick-Step Impressive oak laminate flooring with water-repellent ‘Hydroseal’ coating.
A Roman Blind is fitted to the ‘church-style’ window with a choice of fabrics available to complement the interior style.
Underfloor heating combines with high-efficiency insulation to provide a supremely warm and comfortable environment. The heating is operated via a timer unit for maximum convenience and economy.
Two floating shelves on the forward wall and two on the bathroom wall are perfectly positioned whether for practical or ornamental use. Shelves can be painted to a preferred colour and feature inset downlighters for atmospheric effect.
Polished chrome 240v sockets are spaced around the Pod to suit specific needs. All sockets come complete with a USB adapter.
Very impressed with Garden Hideouts, and the care and attention you all take with the details. It was very reassuring to get site feasibility visits, and the team on the day were fantastic...Testimonial
Just to say thank you to you and your team. The Pod is amazing and the guys who built it were incredibly hardworking craftsmen. The result is perfect and the whole experience was very smooth...Mr Dix
My therapy pod... I would just like to say, I am so impressed by the work and skill carried out. The pod looks amazing and all my clients are so impressed by the whole structure and all the little finishing touches ie. the rope and fittings. I liked that I was kept informed and updated throughout with pictures of the progress, nothing seemed like too much. Your team's attitude towards myself, the pod and the care of my house was excellent. They put up with all my annoying questions too! You have a great team working for you and I feel it's important for you to know this from a happy customer. All my clients want a pod in their gardens now!...Michelle Riach
Thank you too to everyone involved in building my Shepherds Hut, I love it. This morning we had a removals firm move all my fabrics and yarns into the hut and everything is going to look wonderful, after a massive tidying session! I am delighted and will enjoy working in such a special space. ...Christine Bell