All of the materials have been selected to offer the best lifespan and to be virtually maintenance-free. Our timbers have not only been selected for their appealing appearance but also for their decay-resistant properties, and as such should have an expected 30+ year lifespan, 50 years for Western Red Cedar.
All wood will naturally fade to a grey, silver/grey over time. However, if you apply uv oil every 12 month the colour will not fade.
The gutters will need to be kept clear, as with any building. We would recommend twice a year. The vegetation around the building should be kept under control, as it is important to maintain an airflow around and under the building so that any moisture can evaporate.
With a normal cleaning regime, your garden living space should be as good as new for many years to come.