A COMPANY providing “green” garden buildings has landed a top design award.
Huddersfield-based Pod Space took the trophy for best innovative design at the Northern Design Awards for its Eco Pod product, which boasts impressive environmental credentials.
The award was presented to Pod Space founder Ben Lord at a ceremony staged at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester and hosted by television architect George Clarke.
Judges included Sir Terence Conran, Wayne Hemingway and Diamuid Gavin.
Pod Space designs garden buildings constructed like Scandinavian houses with a timber frame and timber cladding.
The Eco Pod also features steel clad roof panels and colour matched folding sliding doors.
Said Ben: “We are delighted to have this design acknowledged for its innovation and we are pleased that we can offer a unique building to the market for customers seeking a garden room that is not only a high quality build, but also a beautiful and individual design.”
Ben, an architecture graduate, set up Pod Space to revamp the idea of prefabricated buildings by creating a selection of stylish, eco-friendly ‘pods’ to help people extend their homes.
Ben, of Scammonden, came up with the idea after watching his friend build prefabricated buildings.
The company spotted a gap in the market for high specification, quality garden buildings for year-round use – as an extension to the family home or use as a home office.
Said Ben: “The company’s focus is very much on providing ecologically sound additional living space for everyone to enjoy.
“As much, there is a range of products to suit all budgets, from the Micro Pod to the Eco Pod.”
The company has now established a national reputation, having featured in the national press and design magazines.