We have recently been introduced to the work of Designer Garden Rooms, a High Wycombe company founded in 2015. Designer Garden Rooms offer both a bespoke design service and a range of three standard designs available in four different sizes.
Designer Garden Rooms tell us that they like to combine elegant and practical design elements to create light and airy buildings that can be comfortably be used all year round. While many garden room companies just specialise in the design and installation of the building, Designer Garden Rooms are able to create a fusion of indoor/outdoor space by offering garden landscape services as well.
Standard garden room designs
Designer Garden Rooms offer three standard garden room designs. Each model includes lots of floor to ceiling glazing. The key difference between the three ranges is the shape of the roof. One design has a flat roof design, another a has a dual pitched roof. The design we like, is the third option, with a slightly curved roofline.
Each of the three designs is available in four standard sizes. These buildings range in size from the 2.6m x 3.6m ‘Pod’ to the 3.8m x 6m ‘Grand’.
The Designer Garden Rooms specification reads well, the build-up includes:
- Foundation – galvanised ground screws are used to create the foundation for the building. This has become a popular option over the last few years as they can be installed quickly and can overcome uneven site conditions.
- Core structure – SIPS, Structurally Insulated Panels are used to create the floor, walls and roof structure. SIPS are highly insulated and go together quickly; you will normally see the basic form of your room take shape in a matter of hours.
- Durable roof covering – Designer Garden Rooms make use of an EPDM roof covering. These rubber membranes are fitted in one sheet and offer a long maintenance free lifespan.
- French doors & windows – uPVC French doors and mixed with floor to ceiling double glazed windows to create large expanses of glazing. There is the option to upgrade the finish to powder coated aluminium in the popular Anthracite Grey finish.
- Tongue & groove cladding – Designer Garden Rooms offer a number of different timber claddings for the exterior of their buildings, including Western Red Cedar. They use tongue & groove boards so that the cladding interlocks creating a continuous seal of timber around the building.
- Modern interior – the interior of a Designer Garden Room is plastered and decorated creating a finish like a new build house. An oak laminate is laid as standard, although other finishes are available.
- Electrics & heating – garden rooms have an RCD consumer unit fitted and white plastic fittings as standard. There is the option to upgrade the electrical fittings to brushed steel. You can also add exterior lighting to your specification. Garden rooms are fitted with an Intelirad oil filled wall panel. This is a discreet design of oil heater that you can control with your smartphone via Wi-Fi.
There are a host of optional extras which you could choose to personalise the design, including:
- Bifold or sliding doors with integral blinds
- Living Green Roof of Sedum plants
- Internet, WIFI and phone connections
- Feature walls and built-in cupboards
- Cloakrooms & Shower Rooms
- Climate control – heating for the winter & air conditioning for the summer
- Full landscaping service
Time is spent honing the design of your garden room and preparing CAD drawings. Once you have signed off on these drawings, your building will go into production. This production time is typically 6 to 8 weeks from finalising your order, but can increase to 12 weeks at peak times. Once the installation team arrive on-site, projects are completed within three weeks.
To learn more about Designer Garden Rooms work, take a look at their website or give them a call on 01628 526 854