Using ground screws for your garden room instead of concrete has several advantages:

  1. Cost-Effective: The cost of concrete is ridiculous just now so ground screws are a much more cost effective option. When using a concrete base you must insulate the concrete and create water channels so your garden room isn’t cold. Additionally, the versatility and reusability of ground screws can contribute to long-term cost savings.
  2. Faster Installation: Ground screws are quicker to install compared to concrete foundations. They don’t require curing time, so you can start building on them immediately after installation.
  3. Ease of Installation: Ground screws can be installed with minimal equipment and manpower. They are typically screwed into the ground using specialized machinery, reducing the need for extensive excavation and concrete mixing.
  4. Environmentally Friendly: Ground screws are considered more environmentally friendly than concrete foundations. Concrete production is a significant source of carbon emissions, and the excavation process can disturb the soil and local ecosystems. Ground screws minimize these environmental impacts.
  5. Reusability: If you ever decide to move or repurpose your garden room, ground screws can be easily unscrewed and reused. This is not the case with concrete, which often requires breaking up and can’t be reused.
  6. Versatility: Ground screws are suitable for various soil types, including sandy, clayey, or rocky soils. They provide stability and support in different ground conditions without the need for custom foundation solutions.
  7. Reduced Disruption: Since ground screws require less excavation and no concrete mixing, there is less disruption to the surrounding landscape. This can be especially important in residential areas or gardens where preserving the existing environment is a priority.

It’s important to note that the choice between ground screws and concrete may also depend on local building codes, soil conditions, and the specific requirements of your garden room. Consulting with a structural engineer or local authorities can help ensure that your chosen foundation meets safety and regulatory standards for your area.