The exterior cladding can have a big impact on the style of a garden room and the budget
Your choice of exterior cladding for your garden room, will perhaps, have a more significant impact on its overall appearance than any other design choice. Your choice of finish will also dictate your long term maintenance commitments, and be a key factor in the final cost of your garden room.
With the exterior cladding being one of the most significant costs in a garden room build-up, sometimes breaking away from the standard palette of finishes can be a good way to stretch the budget.
As bespoke design specialists, Swift Garden Rooms are not limited to a set palette of exterior cladding finishes. They will work with you to source the cladding that matches your design and maintenance preferences.
Unique garden room cladding finish achieved with Tricoya
To achieve the exterior appearance that Rachel required, the Swift team suggested using Tricoya panelling. Tricoya is a high-spec, exterior grade MDF board that is commonly used in commercial building. It has many benefits over timber claddings, particularly the fact that it can be fitted in wide boards, without fear of the boards cupping as would be the case with wide timber boards.
It's the wide boards which make this art studio so attractive. The simplicity of the finish both in colour and profile have created a striking finish. The joints between each board have become a design feature in themselves.
Utilising a sheet material such as Tricoya is often a more cost-effective design choice than expensive timber claddings such as Western Red Cedar. In this case, as we can see, the finish is no less expensive looking!
Tricoya cladding has a long lifespan; the manufacturers estimate 50+ years. Far longer than any of the traditional timber claddings that are used in garden room design.
A corner of aluminium framed glazing
The simplicity of the exterior appearance has been enhanced with the corner of floor to ceiling glazing. 4-meter wide aluminium sliding doors have been combined with a 2-meter wide picture window on the side elevation. A small, rectangular opening window has been positioned on the opposing wall, providing an easy way to ventilate the studio.
The dark grey finish of the door and window frames has been replicated in the composite deck that wraps around two sides of the studio, creating a welcoming entrance.
Designed for year-round use
All Swift Garden Rooms are designed for comfortable year-round use. They are constructed using highly insulated SIP's panels. The doors and windows feature double glazing, and for the coldest days of the year, the studio has been fitted with underfloor heating.
The specification means that Rachel can be assured that her artwork and materials will be stored in optimal conditions. An important consideration when choosing a garden art studio.
Taken with Rachel's artwork, take a look at her Instagram profile.