We get to explore many garden office buildings as part of our work. This bespoke design by A Room in the Garden has really caught our eye, as the combination of materials has given the workspace a personality of its own. Sitting on a footprint of 5.3m x 3m, the space has been divided to create three rooms - the office space, a toilet and a store room.
Plywood lined garden office
Rather than go for the safe option of a plastered and decorated interior, creating a room akin to a new build house, A Room in the garden's clients have chosen plywood for the interior finishes of their office. As we can see, the plywood offers a clean contemporary look, combined with lovely wood grain textures.
A plywood interior can be a more cost-effective choice for a garden office than plasterboarded and skimmed finishes, but it takes an eye for detail and clever craftsmanship to do it successfully. The A Room in the Garden team certainly has these skills, as these photos show.
The rich natural tone of the plywood has been mixed with black electrical sockets, door handles and shelf brackets.
The flooring in the main room is A Room in the garden's standard laminate option, while the w.c. and storage room have a vinyl flooring finish.
Garden office with Cinderella toilet
Adding a toilet can enhance the useability of a garden office, saving you from having to break away from work to go back to the main house to use the facilities. The cost and practicality of connecting a toilet to the mains supply make it an unfeasible option for many buyers. Luckily companies like A Room in the Garden offer off-grid toilet solutions.
A Room in the Garden can install an incinerator toilet in their garden offices. They use the Norwegian Cinderella system, which, as we can see, has a modern aesthetic.
The Cinderella toilet incinerates human waste at high temperatures, reducing it to hygenic ash. The Cinderella website says, "Four people using the toilet for a week will only produce about one teacup of ash."
Black corrugated cladding
The garden office is situated in the garden of a Victorian house and is overlooked by neighbours, who will have a pleasing view thanks to the mix of exterior finishes that have been chosen.
The walls have been finished in black corrugated metal cladding. The solid block of colour with its wavy texture looks striking. The aluminium frames of bi-fold doors and window have been colour matched with the cladding.
The roof features a sedum roof covering, which softens the building when viewed from above. The mix of sedum plants will offer interest all year round.
All materials walked through the flat
This garden office is built in the garden of a flat. As is often the case with such projects, there was no direct access to the garden. So, the garden office was designed so the installation team could carefully walk all the materials through the flat's living space.
Not all garden office companies will undertake a project with difficult access. However, the A Room in the Garden team are experienced hands and take the time to assess all the practicalities when they conduct their site visit to ensure it is a stress and damage free process!
Bespoke design but there is a similar pre-designed garden office
This project is a bespoke design tailored around the client's requirements. To create something similar, you could commission a unique design from A Room in the Garden or order from their pre-designed Cargo range. The Cargo range shares many similarities with this project, for instance, the corrugated exterior cladding and plywood interior, but has been pre-designed, offering a short, cost-effective route to purchase.
To learn more about this garden office, chat with the A Room in the Garden team on 01273 80 70 77 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Explore www.aroominthegarden.co.uk to learn more about their garden office designs.