Garden Room design Features
In this section of the site, we have grouped the garden room projects we have written about by the design features they incorporate, so you can easily explore the work of several companies. Hopefully, seeing the way different companies have implemented a design feature will inspire your own project.
The sections below offer an introduction to each design feature. If you click through to the full guide, you will find lots of examples by a variety of garden room companies.
Composite clad garden rooms
Over the last couple of years, composite cladding has grown in popularity for the exterior of a garden room. This is because composite cladding materials have developed significantly in recent years. It used to be they were durable but not particularly attractive. Today the options available combine low-maintenance lifespans with aesthetic appeal. The perfect combination for a garden room designer!
Two types of composite cladding are used in garden room design. There are cement fibre board products which play a key role in creating a Building Regulation compliant build-up. There are also products which mix real wood fibres with resins creating a tuff board that is not susceptible to rot or fungal attack.
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Canopy running along the front of a garden room
One of the most popular garden room design features is extending the roof past the front wall to create a canopy detail. It has become a hallmark of contemporary garden room design.
You can specify how deep the canopy is. With some designs, the overhang is quite narrow, just deep enough to incorporate some lighting. Other projects feature a much deeper canopy, which would offer shelter if you wished to sit under it.
Exploring the garden rooms with roof canopy that we have grouped together, you will see that some companies can combine the roof overhang with a similar depth decked area below. This combination creates a welcoming entrance.
Garden rooms with outdoor seating area
To enhance the indoor-outdoor lifestyle of a garden room, many buyers are choosing to create a sheltered seating area alongside their insulated room. In many cases, this seating area is positioned to the side of the main room, but as you explore the examples we have gathered together, you will see that some designers can position the covered area at the front of the building.
A few modular garden room ranges offer a covered outdoor seating area, but a bespoke designer can tailor the size and layout to your specific requirements.
Pitched roof garden room designs
Flat roof garden rooms (they do have a fall for moisture runoff) dominate the market, as they offer maximum flexibility in positioning under the Permitted Development rules. We know, however, that many buyers prefer a pitched roofline.
We have gathered together examples of both traditional and contemporary style garden rooms with pitched rooflines. The pitched roof creates an interior space with more headroom than their flat-roofed counterparts. The interiors have a lofty, airy feel.
Some modular garden room specialists offer pitched rooflines, and many bespoke design companies offer them too. You would expect to pay a little more for a pitched roof garden room as they take extra time and skills to frame and have more expensive roof coverings.