At first glance, this 5m x 3m building by Ark Design/Build is just a home office. Look closely though, and you will see a hidden door that leads to a storage room.
Combining two uses under one roof can be an efficient use of space. Not having a separate garden shed, can streamline the space and make your garden look less cluttered.
The storage shed in this design is 1.2m wide and runs the depth of the building. This makes it a little bigger than the average garden shed. All Ark Design/Build garden offices are made to measure, so the storage area can be any size you want.
As standard, Ark Design/Build finish the interior of their offices with a plastered and decorated finish creating a room like in a new house. Their storage shed areas, however, have a more practical OSB lining. This is a durable finish which can stand up to the rigours of being used as a shed. OSB is a structural board, so you can comfortably add hooks and shelves to maximise the space.
Thermowood cladding adds character
The exterior of the garden office has been finished with Thermowood cladding. This is an engineered softwood that has a long, low maintenance lifespan. Thermowood is a more cost-effective alternative than Cedar cladding. The natural grain of Thermowood adds a lot of character to the building.
The door to the storage room has been carefully detailed so that it is almost invisible. The Ark team have matched the boards on the doors, so they line up and blend with the wall around it.
Garden rooms in Kent & the South East
Ark Design/Build specialises in garden room projects in Kent and the South East England. They offer their designs on a turnkey basis, handling the whole project from installing the foundation right through to the final electrical connections.
No hidden extras
Ark Design/Build are not into hidden extras. Once they have conducted a site visit and ascertained what you are trying to create, they will give you a price for the complete project.
This price includes the foundation system and the final electrical connection to the mains supply - extras with many other companies. Their specification offers, as standard, many useful options such as Cat6 data cabling for reliable internet connections and heating, again often extras with other companies.