Normally, the companies we feature on this site focus on designing and building new garden annexes. Bathstone Garden Rooms are different, in that alongside creating new buildings, they also will renovate an old outbuilding, bring it up to modern, garden living annexe standards.
If the building is still structurally sound, Bathstone Garden Rooms can transform sheds, barns and garages. They have completed many such restorations over the years, and the team tell us they enjoy breathing new life into tired buildings, just as much as creating new designs. Bathstone Garden Rooms have restored old outbuildings to be home offices, gyms and living annexes complete with kitchen and bathroom.
Convert or new build
Any Bathstone Garden Rooms project starts with a site visit; this allows the team to survey the building. This includes assessing the core structure and working out if the foundation system is up to the change of use.
The Bathstone Garden Rooms team will then draw up plans and costings for the project and advise you if the refurbishment is economically viable, or whether dismantling the building and replacing with a new structure would be more cost-effective.
Bringing an old building up to modern standards
Sheds and garages tend to be single sink structures, unlike a modern garden annexe buildings which are multi-layer structures. The essential elements to add during an outbuilding renovation are membranes to prevent the ingress of moisture and insulation and double glazing to enable the building to be used all year round.
Once you have these core elements in place, you can then focus on adding more decorative finishes such as upgrading the exterior cladding and internal finishes. Partition walls can be added to turn one space into two or more rooms.
Bathstone Garden Rooms can also add new door and windows openings to an existing outbuilding. They tell us that adding a dormer window or skylight to an older building can really transform the space. Just because you are renovating an older building, you don't have to compromise on the contemporary features. For instance, you can add on-trend design features such as bi-fold doors creating a great connection between the inside and outside spaces.
All mod cons
Bathstone Garden Rooms can incorporate kitchen and shower rooms into an existing outbuilding. Organising the groundworks and connections to the mains services. With the right permissions, this means that an existing outbuilding can be transformed into a self-contained living annexe.
Example of an old timber outbuilding turned into a modern home
Bathstone Garden Rooms transformed this large timber frame outbuilding into a stylish, modern home. As we can see from these photos, a light, airy, spacious home has been created. Complete with a well-equipped kitchen.
And, if a renovation is not viable, you could replace an old building with a new one
As we mentioned, Bathstone Garden Rooms will advise you on the viability of restoring an outbuilding. If it is not economically feasible, they can design and build you a new annexe. These photos show one of their new build, contemporary style living annexes.