are hiring! The UK's leading supplier of self-build garden rooms and verandas is seeking a skilled Design & Specification Technician
; the successful candidate will join our team in Cardiff with a starting salary of £18-20K per year.
Here's what you need to know about the role:
Our Design & Specification Technician will be responsible for delivering project designs and carrying out site survey visits for SunSpaces' clients nationwide. This job will require you to travel across the UK, although the majority of our projects are based in South Wales and Southern England.
We will expect the successful candidate to have good design skills and customer relationship skills, as well as the ability to take accurate survey information. Your duties will include:
- Fast turnaround of basic design requests
- Specifying company products (garden rooms, verandas, outdoor flooring materials, etc.) for potential projects
- Generating detailed designs/plans for clients
- Completing material 'take off' requirements
- Assisting other members of the SunSpaces team with construction plans, specification, customer designs, etc.
- Undertaking other duties as required to ensure the smooth running of the business
- Good knowledge of SketchUp Pro, Autocad, and similar software
- Ability to complete site survey visits and collect accurate data
- Strong design ability
- Full, clean driving licence.
This role is based in Cardiff, South Wales. Working hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, with a 30 minute lunch break each day. You will receive 25 days of annual leave (plus bank holidays).
Though it may seem far away during current UK weather conditions, Spring is just around the corner, which means that it's the perfect time to get your patio and garden rooms kitted out for the (hopefully) warmer seasons! Here are a few of our favourite items:
This modern and minimal bench set comes in both black and white, making it perfect for fans of monochromatic decor. It can also be used as both an indoor and outdoor dining solution, which means that it's particularly suitable for garden rooms, which marry the best of the two. If functional yet stylish family dining is what you're all about, then this is definitely the piece you should be investing in this spring.
These dining chair pairs will certainly inject some vibrancy into even the dullest and drab of gardens, breathing new life into a space that has just made it through the dreary winter. Mix and match the sets to create your own cool combination, either by pairing two brights together, or by combining them with the black chairs for a checkered design.
If you love rustic, industrial design, then look no further than these beautiful handmade stools from Gas and Air. Made with timber and topped with natural slate, they would make a unique edition to any garden room or patio. Thanks to the distinctive colours and patterns in these materials, you can also be sure that no two pieces are the same, making your item truly one-of-a-kind.
This quaint little table from Odd Limited is ideal for fans of vintage chic, making it the perfect serving companion to your traditional tea and cake. If the arrival of sun and daffodils makes you want to crack out the bunting and china, then these are the designers to be watching for your next garden update.
Those who wish to stick to traditional wicker but add a modern twist should definitely check out some of the pieces available from Primrose, like this cosy curved sofa set. Not only does the round table fit in perfectly for all your casual dining and lounging needs, but you can also add in additional sofa sections if you need to, expanding and splitting the sofa according to the demands of your space and your number of guests.
As we have noted many times in the past, our Garden Rooms are a great way to improve both your indoor and outdoor space, providing you with an attractive area for relaxing and indulging in your favourite pastimes.
We often get questions from customers about the size of the space they have to work with, as they worry that their outdoor area isn't big enough to accommodate one of our contemporary garden rooms. If you are one of those people, or if you're simply curious about the variety of ways in which you can integrate our designs into your space, take a look at some of these suggestions:
A Cosy Patio Nook
As you can see from the design below, it is possible for a contemporary garden room to fit a small area without looking crowded. The open design of this room gives an unrestricted view of the garden, avoiding any sense of restriction while also providing a cosy shelter with easy access to the garden.
A Bright and Open Family Space
This bright, minimal garden room provides a useful and attractive, multi-functional space, making it the perfect place for entertaining the family. By tracing the house horizontally instead of outwards, the room makes excellent use of space without taking up too much of lawn or distracting from the house itself.
A Spacious Reading Room
This light and spacious garden room cleverly wraps around the original shape of the property; providing the owner with lots of additional space without extending too far into the garden. The inclusion of sleek, sliding, glass walls also means that the occupants can easily access their garden, while it also ensures that there is an abundance of light in the room; enough for a relaxing reading session!
A Tranquil Escape
As well as home extensions, we also provide a range of detached, contemporary garden rooms. These are ideal if you would like your space to provide a refreshing escape from the rest of your home, and also allow you to create an independent, unique seating area in your garden. As you can see from the image below, this works brilliantly next to a water feature, allowing you to listen to the sounds of the water as you unwind.
A Sheltered Seating Area
Even in very small spaces, our contemporary garden rooms can provide an attractive and convenient shelter. As demonstrated by the veranda below, our rooms can be tailored to create a smooth and harmonious transition between the existing shape of the home and your new structure.
To help you create your vision, why not take advantage of our free 3D design service? This allows you to visualise the new space before installation, and discover which use of space would work best for you. For more design inspiration, follow us on Twitter.