The Swift Garden Rooms team share details of an amazing bespoke snooker room they recently completed:
A luxury, tailor-made snooker room in your garden? - This entire project was a dream!
When our West Peckham based client initially contacted us with his impressive aspirations, we could see that this was going to be a well-deserved indulgence for his retirement and we certainly approved of the choice!
Retirement should definitely be the time when you relax, with no daily grind to worry about… It’s time to enjoy yourself.
They say that the five emotional stages of retirement are:
Stage 1: Planning...
Stage 2: Excitement...
Stage 3: Honeymoon...
Stage 4: Disenchantment...
Stage 5: Reorientation & Stability…
We're pretty sure our client skipped Stage 4…
Our retiree had a dream of combining Ye Olde Worlde Snooker Hall, a place where you could go of an evening with friends for a drink and a game, with the modern convenience, locality and luxury of his own garden room.
All the more exciting was that the building design process was a thoroughly collaborative one. As with every project, we started by listening and taking ours ‘cues’ from him! We paid careful attention to all of the individual design ideas the client had, as well as the features he really wanted to include and helped combine them into his own unique building design.
We are absolutely delighted with our Garden room from SWIFT. From the initial discussions working through the detailed design, planning submission with Darren, through Procurement/Project Support/Foundations/Construction etc with Sue & Matt and of course delivery of our dream room on Site with Paulo, Louis & Tio. Our sincere thanks and congratulations to the whole Team for delivering such a very high end product with impeccable, professional, efficient & helpful service throughout. Specific thanks go to Darren for his innovation, help, flexibility and professionalism in design and in aftercare service…“
Perhaps the most important aspect were the dimensions. The 9 x 5.5m building not only needed to house a full size (which means 12 by 6 foot!) snooker table, but also a well-stocked and comfortable bar area in order to create the entire Snooker Hall experience!
To accommodate the sheer weight of the beautifully crafted and authentic table meant that the floor needed to be largely reinforced. Our client also decided to extend the entertainment area beyond just the inside bar, deciding to surround the room with a generous 2m wrap around decking area in top caliber composite.
One of our ‘trick shots’ was a unique, triangular glazed feature which creates extra interest as a homage to the invaluable snooker triangle and embellishes the two sets of high-quality powder coated aluminium bifold doors. These are combined elegantly to create a fully opening glazed corner, which takes lavish advantage of the woodland setting.
The walls needed to be reinforced in order to mount the bar television and other important bar paraphernalia.
The ceiling required reinforcement too, underneath its sloping roof and feature vaulted ceiling effect, in order to mount two of the large obligatory overhead roof lights.
The room is also fully air conditioned. Important to maintain the correct levels of both moisture and temperature and also improve the air quality.
Although standard on all our rooms, our superior brushed chrome sockets and switches further enhance the luxury experience.
The exterior is beautifully finished with Red Western Cedar cladding which ideally compliments the little touches of sophistication throughout.
…Our special and sincere thanks go to the on-site Team (with Paulo, Louis & Tio) who worked so hard to deliver our fantastic Garden Games Room, with care, diligence, commitment, attention to detail, dedicated high work ethic, punctuality, professionalism, skill and craftsmanship. They really are an asset to the SWIFT company. They worked tirelessly to such high standards and were there for us throughout in terms of support, advice, consultation and aftercare. They organised the logistics of offloading and storing heavy bulky deliveries, demonstrating sensitivity to the local community (narrow lane, potential risk of prolonged blockage etc). The site was always left tidy and safe. Thanks also to Simon and the electrical Team who went above beyond their remit to conceal wires, first and second fits and installing the Dartboard & Snooker Lights…”
…Really happy with the outcome and would thoroughly recommend SWIFT to anyone. Once again our sincere thanks and appreciation to you all”
With regards to cost, buildings of this size, with a bespoke design do typically range between £75 - £85,000. The difference will depend on your personal selections and specifications.
We would love to help you with your retirement dream! Why not contact us today?