The way garden rooms are designed means they can often overcome tricky site conditions with relative ease. A good example is this 5m x 4m project by Brookwell Garden Rooms.
Brookwell Garden Rooms customers wanted to create a new living room where they could fully appreciate their marvellous mountainside views. They considered adding a house extension, but the condition of the house meant this was not going to be feasible.
Having previously visited a Brookwell Garden Room, they quickly realised that a standalone room could be the solution to their extra space needs.
A quick look at this garden room built on a tricky site
Living in a National Park, planning permission was required
Brookwell Garden Rooms customers live within a National Park, so planning consent was needed to build the garden room - Permitted Development rules don't apply within a National Park. The Brookwell Garden Rooms team handled the application process on their client's behalf, and it was a smooth process.
A solid base was needed
The intended site for the garden room was a raised terraced area next to the house. The area was cleared in readiness for the new room, but the ground conditions were not suitable for the garden room to be built straight off it.
Any garden room building is only as good as the ground it sits upon. To ensure a successful project, the Brookwell Garden Rooms team installed a concrete beam and block floor before work started on the main build. The insulated timber floor structure sits on the beam and block foundation.
A couple tweaks to the standard specification
The building chosen is from Brookwell Garden Rooms Modern Range. The customers opted for a 5m x 4m building which has created a spacious living room with space for relaxing, and an office area.
The Modern Range has a good standard specification which includes a corner of floor to ceiling glazing, Cedar cladding and a fully plastered and decorated interior.
The customers chose to tweak the standard specification by adding a rear access door, which means they can just step out of their house into their new room and a small window on the side wall which can be opened easily to let some air into the room.
Phase two is a raised deck
This truly is a room with a view! To maximise the setting, phase two of the project is to add a custom raised deck area at the front of the garden room. The Brookwell Garden Rooms team have submitted designs for this deck which the doors within the corner of glazing will open out onto.
Adding a raised deck like this will connect the garden room with the main garden below and form a super indoor-outdoor living area.