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A 12ft x 8ft YardPod CLASSIC for a Teacher in Berkeley, California

This YardPod was was designed and built for a Teacher in Berkeley, California.  She wanted an office that maximized wall space while still providing good natural light. We prefabricated this YardPod with five high-level Milgard aluminum awning windows and one glass-paneled steel door. Foundations comprised six site-poured concrete foundations with a connecting treated wood beam […]

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Introducing YardPod® CLASSIC

Introducing YardPod CLASSIC YardPod Classic is the latest generation of YardPod: Lower Prices Much Faster to assemble.  Contractors can install on a prepared foundation in one day.  Homeowners with building experience may take 2-3 days with friends. Ships as a flat-pack anywhere in the USA Walls, Floor and Roof Panels lock together 4ft wide modular […]

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How Green is a YardPod®?

Answer: As Green as we can make it! Designing for sustainability is not a binary activity, everything involves trade-offs.  In an ideal world, we would only use materials that were affordable, renewable and produced locally that was easy to assemble, had structural strength and thermal stability, used no paint or glue, that needed no maintenance, […]

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Living with my YardPod®

[custom_frame_left] [/custom_frame_left] I have now enjoyed my YardPod for over a year.  It has met all of my performance criteria and greatly exceeded my expectations in terms of enjoyment. I built my YardPod with two objectives; first to provide a showcase for our business in designing and selling YardPods.  It is all very well having […]

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Sustainable Materials

Commitment to Sustainable Materials and Processes We design and manufacture YardPods to achieve the highest standards of sustainability. We continuously evaluate material and assembly performance reviews as well as new sustainable materials in a process of continuous improvement. Materials YardPod materials are selected to achieve high sustainability ratings as well as outstanding performance.  Some examples: […]

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Steel Structures

Steel Builds Great Structures There are many reasons why steel framing has come to the forefront as one of the best and most feasible alternative building materials for residential and commercial construction. Steel is a superior construction material. [clear] Highest strength-to-weight ratio of any building material 100% recyclable Minimum of 25% recycled content Non-combustible – […]

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