Bespoke design overcomes an unusual site

Harrison James are bespoke garden room designers, this means every building they design is tailored to the site, needs and tastes of their client. This service came to the fore with this garden office commission, where the demands of the site might have put off other suppliers.


Harrison James client runs a computer software and hardware business which is rapidly growing, and needed a dedicated workspace away from the main house. They have a small terrace garden which runs to a nearby railway line and has an unusual shaped boundary.

With a standard square or rectangular building valuable space would be lost, so Harrison James designed the room to fit the shape of the garden, this means the rear walls meet at a point, and the front walls are offset at an angle, so as to still leave a good size garden for family living – some builders would find this too much of a challenge!


To avoid distraction from passing trains, extra insulation was used, this will have a two fold benefit as it will also ensure the room is warm in winter and cool in summer, making it cost effective to run.

With the clients business in mind, data cabling and sufficient electrics were installed within the structure to run three workstations and a TV.

As you can see the room has a modern high spec feel, thanks to the fully plastered and painted interior and oak laminate floor.


Externally the room has been clad in cedar which has been given a UV coating to maintain its colour. Grey aluminium bifold doors create a smart contrast with the cedar cladding and open up the room onto the composite decking area, this is ideal as the room is to be used as a living space in the evenings and weekends.

This garden room has an overall footprint of 9.2 square meters and cost around £16,000 including VAT and installation, which is a very good price point for such a bespoke design.

For more information about Harrison James visit their website or call the team on 01403 713766

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