Backyard Home Office

  • YardPod's Malcolm Davies

Interview with Malcolm

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Need a Home Office But Don’t Have the Room?
An Interview with Malcolm Davies of YardPods

Please tell us a little bit about your company and the services you offer.
YardPods was founded in 2009 by Marvin Mauer and myself to provide design/build services for homeowners wishing to add a workspace or studio. Unlike most construction, we prefabricate […]

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YardPod Flat Roof? Overhang?

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I am always amazed when people say “I do not want a flat roof, the water will pond.”

In ancient times when roof membranes leaked, this was a valid concern, but no more.  We use Dura-Last roof membranes which are effective on a totally flat roof and warranted for 15 years.  As a practical matter, we […]

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YardPods Featured in San Francisco Chronicle

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  • YardPod Classic

Introducing YardPod® CLASSIC

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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 walls can be mixed and matched

Solid […]

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How Green is a YardPod®?

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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, did […]

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Living with my YardPod®

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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 pictures and showing […]