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Choose a Cottage or a Studio – Our Livable Pods stand out!

Yes, there are other studio sheds and backyard living spaces on the market.

So what makes our Livable Pods stand out? Here’s why…

Our Building Envelope

A Livable Pod building envelope which includes Walls, Roof and optional Floor is fabricated using the highest quality Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) on the market today.   We find that most studio sheds, garden sheds and backyard spaces are constructed with the most basic of wood framing materials. In a few cases we have seen others using SIPs, but be sure to check the type of  foam and panel used.  As with any product,  you’ll find there is always a lower quality grade available.

Insulation Values

A Livable Pod building envelope, because it is constructed using Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs),  the structure, when assembled,  is instantly insulated the moment of completion.

Let’s compare the insulation values (R-values):

2×4 STICK FRAME R-9.8
2×6 STICK FRAME R-11 to 13.7
4″ EPS SIP R-14
4.5″ PUR SIPS R-25 – Panels We Use!

Power-Ready!

While others’ studio sheds or outdoor spaces might be assembled with SIPs, does this include the electrical boxes and conduit?  When you order a Livable Pod, you can get all of the bells & whistles we can provide.  If you’re price comparing, be sure to check if your electrical boxes and conduit / chases are included in the Panels.  If not, this is another task you will have to add to add as a line item.  If you choose to add power to your Livable Pod either now or later on, then you will simply fish the wire through the conduit and install your electrical box and outlets.

Experienced Support

Our Team has been in the “panel” business for 13 years and we’ve been in construction for over 40 years. When it comes to designing and building a Pod that meets your requirements there isn’t much we can’t help you with.

We’re excited about what we do; we’re about working with you to meet your budget. If you have any questions or want to just talk about Livable Pods give us a call, we’ll be glad to work through the details of what you need and see what we can do for you.

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