An eDEN Garden Room in the garden of a flat

A garden room is a great way of adding a valuable extra room when you live in a flat. When building a garden room in the garden of a flat, you will always need to apply for Planning Permission. Unlike houses, flats do not offer the flexibility of building under the Permitted Development rules.

eDEN Garden Rooms recently built one of their contemporary designs in the garden of a fabulous Herne Hill flat, for use as a home office. A planning application was made for the project and took just six weeks to be granted.

While the planning application was being processed the garden was being prepared for the build. The previous owners of the flat had somewhat neglected the garden and so this required extensive work. The site was cleared of vegetation and the ground dug down.


Despite the excavation of the site, there was still a slope, so eDEN Garden Rooms designed a set of decked steps leading up to the room. These steps have been built with a durable hardwood called Balau which has a natural reddish brown colour, which complements the Western Red Cedar cladding used on the walls of the garden room.

As the room is to be used as a home office, the eDEN design team incorporated a walk-in storage cupboard. eDEN Garden Rooms finish the interior of their rooms to a high specification with plastered and decorated walls and ceiling and durable wooden floor.

The room will be flooded with natural light thanks to the bi-fold doors which run along the front elevation. Additional ventilation is provided by a small opening window on the rear wall.

The Western Red Cedar cladding has been teamed with aluminium fascia and soffits which are colour matched with the doors and windows, creating a nice colour and texture contrast in the exterior finishes.

eDEN Garden Rooms have created a great video introducing their work:

To learn more about building a garden room in the garden of a flat give eDEN Garden Rooms on 0800 0935 339 or visit their website.

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