The Cubic Observatories
A great value, simple timber observatory design with unbeatable performance.
Sometimes, simple is best, and that’s certainly true here. This square observatory is built with incredible attention to detail, and its understated exterior hides the fact that it’s a product a decade of experience that means it will perform for many years to come.
This is the first of our observatories to feature our chunky tanalised redwood ‘featheredge’ cladding – a premium quality timber cladding that will weather alongside the frame and gradually turn a beautiful silver grey.
We’ve so far built examples in 6×6′ and 7×7′ sizes as shown in the gallery below – but we can build to any size from 6×6′ upwards.
EPDM FLAT ROOF
Our ‘flat’ roof (it has a slight angle to allow rainwater to drain off) is covered with a single-piece EPDM rubber membrane. The lack of any joints means there’s no leaks, and the tough rubber membrane resists damage by impact or weathering, resulting in an expected 50-year lifespan. Where appropriate, we’ll fit a gutter on the low side to channel water away safely to the ground.
Our chunky featheredge cladding is made from premium quality rough-sawn redwood timber, which is tanalised treated for exceptional longevity. It can be stained or left to naturally silver over time as it weathers. Its simple lapped installation style allows the structure to breathe and permits the cladding to expand and contract as the moisture level changes.
Built-In LED Lighting
Our latest observatories feature striking red and white LED light built into the walls! The separately-switched red and white strips are driven by very high quality power supplies and use a Varilight VPro dimmer, allowing them to be dimmed to almost nothing – so you can have as much or as little light as you wish. Building them into the walls means no bulky fittings or obstructions, maximising the space in your observatory.
|Overall Size (mm):||2100 (L) x 2100 (W) x 2261 (H) or 1800 (L) x 1800 (W) x 2208 (H) (as depicted – other sizes available)|
|Observatory Size (Internal, mm):||1890 (L) x 1890 (W) x 1821 (H) or 1572 (L) x 1572 (W) x 1780 (H) (as depicted – other sizes available)|
|Warm Room Size (Internal, mm):||Not included|
|Total length including frame (mm):||4200 or 3472|
|Roof type:||Flat (pent) roof|
|Exterior Cladding:||Tanalised redwood featheredge|
|Interior Wall Lining:||OSB3|
|Roof Covering:||One-piece EPDM rubber membrane|
|Roof Pitch:||<1 degree|
|Additional Features:||LED lighting strip built into walls|
|Location:||Various around the UK|
|Approximate Project Cost*:||£5,240 (7′) or £4,500 (6′)|
* Approximate project cost does not include VAT, haulage, groundworks, telescope or pier, and represents what a similar project might cost if completed now, including any improvements to our base specification.