While the majority of garden rooms built in the UK each year are built using timber, they can also be brick built. While most bricklayers would be able to build one, there are few garden room specialists who offer brick garden rooms.
Bathstone Garden Rooms are specialists in designing and building both timber frame and brick garden rooms. They work in Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey, South Oxfordshire and West London.
The Bathstone Garden Rooms team will work closely with you to create a building that works for you and your garden. If you want a garden room built with block and bricks, they can do that. If on the other hand, you want the benefits of a highly insulated timber frame building mixed with the appearance of a brick exterior, then Bathstone Garden Rooms can make that happen.
Block & brick garden rooms cost more
Garden rooms built with blocks and bricks cost a lot more than their timber frame counterparts. This is for several reasons. Firstly, the groundworks for a brick built garden room need to be far more extensive than that for a timber frame garden room. Soil will need to be excavated to allow for the concrete foundation required to support the structure.
Bricks are expensive, and laying the block and bricks to form the shell of the garden room is much more labour intensive than installing an insulated timber-framed structure.
Combined, these factors make brick built garden rooms much more expensive than buying a similar-sized timber-framed garden room.
If you want a traditional brick built garden room, talk to the Bathstone Garden Rooms team about your options.
The appearance of a brick garden room with the benefits of a timber frame
Bathstone Garden Rooms also offer the option of creating a garden room that has the appearance of a brick built building but with all the benefits of a highly insulated timber frame.
The Bathstone Garden Rooms team will design and install an insulated timber frame core structure and then clad the exterior using brick slips. These 'slips' are thin sections of brick which offer both the colour and texture of real brick. They come in a wide range of colours, and the Bathstone Garden Rooms team are used to sourcing brick slips to match in with existing walls.
The Bathstone Garden Rooms team install the brick slips using the same mortar that would be used to point a traditional brick wall, so you'd never know that the bricks aren't real!
With this combination, you have the speed benefits of installing a timber frame. The groundworks and foundations required for a timber-framed building are less than required for a brick and block building, so this reduces build times and final cost.
Brick slips do cost more than other types of garden room cladding, but as you can see from these images, they are worth the expense!
If you want to keep costs down, you could just use the brick cladding on the visible elevations. With this project, the bricks were used to clad just the front wall to great effect.