4m x 3.4m garden office by Executive Garden Rooms. Externally, a mix of Cedral boards and crisp white render have been used. Low maintenance finishes that will maintain their appearance as the building ages.
More and more of the garden room projects we feature are being finished with composite exterior cladding. It's a great choice, particularly if you are looking for a low-maintenance outdoor building.
Composite cladding materials have come a long way over the last few years. Today they are available in subtle colour palettes and realistic wood shades.
Some products have smooth finishes, others tactile wood grains - some options are formed in moulds of real wood, impressing the natural wood grain into the surface.
Some of the composite cladding materials used in garden room design mix real wood fibres with polymers. Other products mix synthetic fibres with cement. With both approaches, the boards are coloured during the manufacturing process, so they don't need painting to maintain their appearance.
Composite claddings such as Cedral have an A2-s1,d0 fire-resistance rating. This makes it a great choice for Building Regulation compliant garden rooms and annexes. It is a popular finish for garden rooms sited within 1m of a boundary.
Some garden room designers mix composite claddings with timber ones. This can be very effective, as some of the projects below show.
Having requested a lot of composite cladding samples over the years, we have found that the quality can differ between ranges, and some options are much more expensive than others. Bear this in mind when comparing your composite garden room options. We also suggest asking to see samples of the finish and colour rather than just picking from images.
These garden room projects all feature composite exterior cladding:
Like the idea of low maintenance composite wood cladding for your garden room? Modern Garden Rooms offer some good examples that utilise composite cladding as part of a multi-layer build-up.
Hargreaves Garden Spaces have launched a new range of low maintenance, composite wood garden office pods. Available in 3 sizes, with prices from £10,999 inc VAT and installation.
5.3m x 3.5m building that has been divided in two to create a home office and bike store. The exterior is low maintenance composite wood while the interior has a high spec plastered and decorated finish.
8m wide garden office with low maintenance Cedral cladding by Brookwell Garden Rooms. The building features a kitchen and toilet making it self-contained from the house.
4m x 3m Cedar garden room with large composite deck by Brookwell Garden Rooms. The light brown decking is a good match with the Cedar cladding.
Miniature Manors have created a garden office that will need little maintenance to stay looking like new thanks to the use of composite wood cladding. The stone grey boards look great mixed with darker grey uPVC doors and windows.
Composite wood garden rooms are a great option is you are looking for a garden room that doesn’t need any annual maintenance and will look the same in five years as it does today.