Updating a garden room with a green roof covering

Three years ago Contemporary Garden Rooms built a 4m x 3m garden room from their Apprentice range for a customer in Brighton. The customer who is a musician wanted the room to be a social space for spending time with friends, but with an eye to the future, he specified acoustic insulation and plasterboard be fitted.

At the time the garden room was built the customer was commuting to London to his studio, but as the years have passed he realised he could cut the commute by turning his garden room into a music studio. Having previously specified the acoustic upgrade and other features like air conditioning this was a simple transition.


As part of the change of use, the customer decided to add a green roof to the building and contacted the Contemporary Garden Rooms team to install this, which they were obviously happy to do. Because of the roof build-up that Contemporary Garden Rooms use on their buildings, this was not too big of a task.

Adding a green roof is a clever way to update an existing garden room design. Contemporary Garden Rooms have finished off the planted mats with a slate chipping surround. As you can see this makes the garden room look great when viewed from above!


A green roof makes a great addition to a garden room’s specification. Not only do they look great, but they also provide a valuable habitat for insects, birds, etc. A green roof also offers a valuable layer of thermal and acoustic insulation.

It’s interesting to see how fresh this garden room looks three years after it was built. To learn more about Contemporary Garden Rooms work take a look at their website or give them a call on 01952 825 630 to discuss your garden room ideas.

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