What are the current trends in garden room design?

Garden rooms have become increasingly popular in the UK in recent years, as they offer homeowners an additional space to use as a home office, gym, entertainment room, or even as a place to relax and unwind. Here are some current and emerging trends for garden rooms in the UK:

Extension vs Garden Room: how do they compare?

If you’re looking to add extra space to your home, you might be weighing up the options of a house extension or a garden room. Both options have their pros and cons, and ultimately the decision will depend on your personal circumstances and requirements. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the benefits of building a garden room compared to a traditional extension.

Primrose Design Service

Our in-house designer, Matt, will meet with you to understand your needs and flesh out a brief. Following that meeting, designs and renders like the ones below will be produced. The design process takes around two weeks and ensures the amenity and aesthetic of your garden room will be exactly what you want.

Garden Room Display Unit in Borehamwood!

You can now visit the Primrose display room at Arnold Laver in Borehamwood! Open Monday to Friday 7:30 to 16:30.

Materials shortages? What materials shortages?

It has been hard to ignore the recent supply chain issues impacting many construction operations. Timber, aluminium, glass, cement products and sheet materials have all been affected.

ISO 9001 : 2015 Certification - Primrose Projects

Quality Assured – ISO9001:2015 certified

Primrose have achieved ISO9001:2015 certification following a rigorous assessment of their quality management systems.

The International Organization for Standardization sets out the criteria for a quality management system called ISO9001. This global standard is based on several quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and performance of management, organisational processes and continual improvement.

Fraser Wright, Buyer, who led the assessment and certification process said “We are delighted achieve certification which recognises Primrose’s commitment to ensuring that customers get a consistent, good quality service. I believe application of the standard will help us meet the needs of customers and project stakeholders while also ensuring we meet statutory and regulatory requirements”

carillon apprentice

Displaced apprentice finds new position at Primrose

In light of the recent announcement regarding the collapse of Carillion, the industry has come together to help the 1400 displaced apprentices.

Primrose were one of the first to contact the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to offer assistance. Founder and MD, Sean,  has been active as a Construction Ambassador for the CITB for several years, so understood the predicament former Carillion apprentices would face:

“Developing skills and offering opportunities for experiential learning is one of the ways Primrose help people starting out in construction. Not only does this help to the organization meet its contractual obligations in the present, but also nurtures the construction leaders of tomorrow.”

Contracts Manager appointment

Clients and colleagues may already know Danny Flint as one of Primrose’s dedicated site managers…but no more!

Danny has been promoted to the role of Contracts Manager as part of Primrose’s wider programme for modest expansion planned in the next few months. Having chalked-up eight years of loyal and valued service at the company, Danny has certainly earned his stripes!

“We are very pleased to announce Danny’s promotion and proud to be supporting his continued professional development”                 Sean Carter – founder and Director.

Construction Ambassador

Co-founder Sean, in his capacity as Construction Ambassador for the Construction Industry Training Board, volunteered his time today to support local apprentices.

The main aim of a Construction Ambassador is to help build a positive image of the construction industry through visiting schools, colleges and higher education institutions to promote the construction industry as an attractive career option. Today’s task was to conduct mock-interviews with second and third year apprentices at Harrow College.

“It’s rewarding to be able to help young people avoid the common pitfalls in interview situations. It was also rewarding to get out of this office for the day!”

Construction Ambassador

Primrose founder, Sean, has been recognised as a Construction Ambassador by CITB-Construction Skills.

After being approached by the CITB earlier this year, Sean was delighted to take on the role which seeks to encourage young people into the industry.

The main aim of a Construction Ambassador is to help build a positive image of the construction industry through visiting schools, colleges and higher education institutions to promote the construction industry as an attractive career option.

“I want to inspire young people and help them see the wide range of opportunities that the construction industry offers. Our industry represents 8% of GDP and employes 2.6 million people. In my view, the opportunities within the sector are boundless!” – Sean Carter.