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Garages, Garden Rooms, Home Offices and Leisure Lodges
Benfield ATT have a reputation for providing high quality, advanced timber design solutions for all aspects of timber framed buildings, supplying both the domestic and private markets at home and abroad.
Show Stoppers!
In September of 1998, we provided the "Central Feature" at the Alexandra Palace Self Build Show, hosted by "Build it" magazine. The central feature was an example of one of the large range of "Garden Lodges" which Benfield ATT manufacture and erect.

The response from the show was so enormous that we were unable to satisfy the demand.  To address this we invested heavily in R&D to overcome the time consuming elements of manufacture. In the relatively small quantities envisaged, the earlier design was not thought to be a problem, as it only represented a fringe activity to our core business of supplying timber framed houses and commercial structures.

Our brief was to design and engineer a system to meet all demands. It had to be totally flexible in its design principles and to be able to offer virtually any design shape from a standardised set of components. It had to meet/exceed the stringent building regulation requirements, whilst at the same time offer unrivalled value for money. But most of all, it had to have appeal.  
We believe we have achieved this design brief in full.  Judge for yourself if you think that we have!

Materials: (For full specification see web sheet……) 
All garden and leisure lodges are manufactured from high-grade components that have been sourced specifically to maximise the overall performance of the structure. 
Long Life Flexibility with Economy
Our lodges can be purchased in their most basic form, then upgraded when required to suit specific requirements.  You can save on the initial cost, whilst maintaining flexibility to enhance the structure at any point in the future.  
All lodges are designed to take "office loading" so lodges can easily be used for as many purposes throughout its long life span.
Design & Size
All garden and leisure lodges share the same attributes: · Large range of standard designs and shapes in both single and two stories. · Using the unique "flexi lodge" design system, customer's individual design requirements can be met, with instant cost feedback.

Easy Erection
Garden and leisure lodges are simple to erect if you wish to undertake your own building work.  Alternatively, we have a large network of distributors who would be happy to visit you and discuss your requirements, survey your intended site, help you with your choice and provide a full building service for you - see the list of distributors for the company nearest to you at the end of this specification.  Alternatively, a post code location map is provided on the rear of each of the design booklets.
Delivery Time
Lodges can be ordered and supplied within one working week if required
A Specification for all Locations
Choice of window, door orientation, etc.  All lodges are bolted or screw fixed together allowing for removal and relocation if required.
Integral insulated ground floor joist frame capable of carrying office loading as well as domestic.
Simple foundation design for ease of installation.
Uneven or sloping sites pose no problem as lodge stands on system of mini stilts. · Uneven foundations pose no problem, as mini stilts can be site cut to suit any level irregularities.
Highest quality softwoods from ecologically managed forests.
All structural timber if fully treated - full specification of treatments available from your local distributor.
Your Choice
All lodges can be purchased as a "structure only" with full insulation and internal finishing kits being available at a later date if the design purpose of the lodge is to be altered.

Easy funding is available depending upon status - full details provided by your local distributor.

Possible uses for our garden and leisure lodges: 
Domestic Uses: Additional accommodation without moving home - possible granny flat or teenagers retreat. 
Offices at home - economic sense and now an easy reality with the use of modern day computer technology. · 
Gymnasium/health block - incorporating a gymnasium, sauna, shower block and plunge pool. · 
Games Room -snooker, table tennis with home bar, for only little more cost per month than joining the local clubs. · 
Garden Room - combine an external sundeck, with internal lounge, potting shed and adjoining greenhouse, and you have the ultimate garden room hat all the family can benefit from. · 
Jacuzzi Room - enjoy a relaxing Jacuzzi with all year round use by installing it in a purpose made insulated garden building, if its warm, simply remove the insulated external wall panels, if not remain cosy and warm behind well insulated walls. 
Commercial Uses · School classroom blocks · Clubhouses · Village Halls · Scout Huts · Swimming pool covers · Short or long term accommodation units · 
Log cabin designs suitable for holiday lets 
Distributors in your area: 
We have a Nationwide distributor network, for details of your nearest distributors, either refer to the rear page of one of the design booklets, or contact Benfield ATT and we will be happy to advise.


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United Kingdom Accreditation Service, certifying your timber frame project is manufactured and erected to reliable and quality ISO 9001:2000 procedures SGS - Society General de Surveillance ensures that quality systems and procedures are used in the design, manufacture and erection of your engineered timberframe structure is of the highest standard FSC - Forest Stewardship Council - FSC Timber Frame certification. Benfield ATT hold Chain of Custody certification for the Design, Sales, Manufacture & Distribution of Engineered Timber Structures – FSC endorsed by Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and WWF and EcoHomes Investors in People, Benfield ATT are one of a few timber frame companies to hold an award for the training and ongoing development of their people and service

Chartered Building Consultancy - timber frame, OSM (off-site manufacture) and engineered timber structure advisors. Timber Research and Development Association – our work with TRADA ensures high quality, eco-friendly engineered Timber Frame build projects. The Green Register of Construction Professionals - Benfield ATT's membership demonstrates our passion for environmentally sustainable timber frame self-builds, new homes, schools and social housing for local housing authorities AECB - Association of Environment Conscious Building – our FSC certified timber frame is endorsed by The Ecology Building Society Impact Upon Society Big Tick Award from Business in the Community – BITC – award-winning timber frame company within the Timber-frame industry TRA - Trussed Rafter Association – our membership assures Timberframe Trusses, Trussed Rafters, roofs and complex and innovative roofscapes are quality HBF - the only developer partnering timber frame company to be members of the House Builders Federation. Wales Quality Centre – members and committee members, we ensure the highest quality, especially when coupled with ISO 9001, FSC certification and Q-Mark Plus standards RICS - Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, assures our customers of our professionalism in wood and timber frame building and developing and surveying

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