Sanctum Garden Studios were approached by a customer in London who needed a room in the garden quickly for use as a kids playroom. Having run out of space in the house the customer decided that a garden room was the answer. Over the years we have seen many garden rooms used as a kids playroom.
Kim, the customer approached Sanctum Garden Studios to build her new room. She needed the room quickly and although Sanctum’s normal lead time is 6 to 8 weeks they were able to install the building just 4 weeks after the initial contact as they already had a booking in the area.
Access to Kim’s garden meant that all materials had to be transported through the house into the garden. Sanctum Garden Studios did a ‘virtual’ site survey which comprised of several telephone conversations, studying photos of Kim’s house & garden and a video walkthrough.
One of the key benefits of garden rooms is that they are delivered to site in manageable panel sizes, meaning two workers can normally transport all the materials to the site with ease – even if it means walking them through the house!
Kim chose to go with a 3m x 2.4m Hampton garden room. This is a popular model as it offers quick installation and a great price point. We have featured the Hampton range several times over the years. Many people go for the grey finish, you can see several examples of this in Sanctum’s gallery – link below. Kim however, decided to go for the stone coloured option which is combined with oak effect UPVC doors and windows.
Planning Permission was not required for this building. As the building is less than 2.5 meters high it fell under the Permitted Development rules. Whether a garden room can be built under Permitted Development rules very much depends on where you live.
The 3 meter x 2.4 meter Hampton gives you an internal footprint of 2.87m x 2.27m.
Key features of the Hampton
- Adjustable steel base frame and concrete pads meaning no concrete base is required. Just a level plot free from any vegetation
- Weatherboard cladding at the rear and sides painted a stone colour
- Glazing across the front of the studio – Kim opted for the door to be positioned centrally (alternatively it can be positioned on the right or left)
- Golden oak door frames
- Internal electrics – 2 double sockets, light switch and directional lighting in one side of the studio (this is pre-wired in our workshop prior to installation)
- Junction box (alternatively an external hook up plug can be fitted if required)
The base price for the 3m x 2.4m Hampton Stone is £5,995 including VAT & installation. The customer ordered a American Walnut laminate floor which cost an additional £450. There was also a delivery cost from Sanctum HQ to London which was a further £350. So, the total project cost was £6,795.
The garden room took just one day to build once on site. Once the installation team left site the customer had to organise internal decoration and connection of the electrics to the mains supply.
For more information about the Hampton Stone visit the Sanctum Garden Studios website or give them a call on 01204 460 450