JML Garden Rooms were commissioned by a family in Scotland to create a new home for their mother to live independently but close by.
The family had explored options to add an extension to their house but quickly realised that this would be an expensive and disruptive option.
They then turned to their garden, realising that a self-contained annexe could be the solution. They researched their options online and chose JML Garden Rooms, having been impressed with them from the initial enquiry.
Pitched roof garden annexe
Following a trip to the JML Garden Rooms workshops in Auchterarder to see how the annexes are built, the customer went on to order a 33sqm self-contained home.
As with all homes in the garden, the project required a planning application. The experienced JML team worked with the customer to create a design and choose a palette of materials that were in tune with the local vernacular of the Cairngorms National Park. Approval was granted well within the 8 weeks the council indicates.
Off-site construction for quick installation
JML Garden Rooms are specialists in off-site construction systems. This allows them to manufacture the building in their workshops and then deliver the parts for a quick installation.
The JML Garden Rooms team supplied the building on a turnkey basis. This meant as well as supplying the building they also handled all the groundworks and connections to the services.
Once the initial groundworks were completed the highly insulated SIP's core structure was assembled and then wrapped in a breathable membrane. Once the AluClad doors and windows were fitted the building was wind and watertight. The team got the project to this stage in under two weeks.
A light filled modern home
As we can see from these images, a modern light filled home has been created.
The accommodation comprises of a spacious living room with vaulted ceiling, galley style kitchen, bedroom and shower room.
The shape of the building and internal layout reminds us of traditional longhouses.