Garden Living Rooms

We asked the garden room suppliers to tell us about the project completed this year which showcases the design and versatility of their garden rooms, today Garden Living Rooms tell us about one of their recent projects:

We were contacted by a customer at the NEC Home and Renovating Show in 2011, who was emailing me his own drawings for a large summer house to replace his existing summer house on the Isle of Wight before the show had ended.

The customer had recently bought 11 acres of land with fantastic views looking out over the Solent and Lymington, there was a property that came with the land but that was about to be demolished and replaced with something more fitting the position, the architect designing the new house, who was featured on one of the Grand Design programs painting the outside of his upper floor with yogurt and cow poo, kept coming up with well grand designs! In the meantime the customer wanted us to build a large summer house to replace an existing one in the garden so they could live in it whilst the build was taking place, which could be up to a year.

We started the new summer house in early August 2011 once the old one had been removed, fortunately there was existing power, water and drainage to the site and a firm base from which to build off, the build was expected to take approximately 4 weeks as we were also installing a separate double bedroom, bathroom and kitchen louge area.

The customer being a prominent director in the TV business also had a property base in London and during August was called away to check on the London property because of the London riots taking place, unfortunately he came across a riot victim in the street outside his house and ended up on the front cover of all the national newspapers tending to the victim, unfortunately that victim subsequently died from his injuries.

Meanwhile we were having our own exiting time watching Cowes sailing week from the roof of the summer house during construction which was completed by the time the customer returned from London to his satisfaction.

The summer house was finished off to a high standard with Garappa decking and cladding which is from an FSC sustainable forest in Brazil. The decking and cladding being fixed with a secret screw fixing to hide all the fixings. Sliding doors and windows in aluminium to a RAL colour chosen by the customer and an EPDM roofing system

A real living room in the garden! For more information about Garden Living Rooms call 01274585818 or visit their website

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