Is the end of your garden an unloved area where the garden shed sits and only fairies hang out? Well, a garden room could transform it into a modern space that you use daily. This recent project by Sanctum Garden Studios is a great example of the transformation the addition of a garden room can make.
As you can see from the pre-build photos, the end of the garden was rather overgrown, and home to an old garden shed. Sanctum Garden Studios customer Phil asked them to create a modern garden room as part of a larger landscaping project. After talks with the Sanctum team, Phil decided on a 3m x 3.5m Cedar clad design with a contemporary cubed roofline.
A project not without its complications
As with many London builds, the access to Phil’s garden was not easy. Arrangements had to be made for the materials to be walked through a neighbours garden to the site.
In addition, once the site started to be cleared of vegetation it became apparent that the 3m x 3.5m garden room was not going to fit! Luckily this became evident before the installation team arrived on-site and the Sanctum team were able to modify the design and the core structure to create a smaller 3m x 3m building in their workshops.
Designed to maximise the plot
The garden room was designed to maximise the plot and allow it to be positioned tight to the boundary. Phil’s choice of a cubed roofline played its part here as well as the choice to use a grey boarding on the rear elevation which allowed it to be sited tight to the boundary. This board is low maintenance and can be fitted without having to leave space behind the building to fit it. If Cedar cladding had been used on the rear wall, a 35cm gap would have been needed for the team to fit the cladding boards.
Cedar cladding was however used on the three other elevations which combined with the grey bi-fold doors creates a modern look.
Phil decided to go with a fully plastered and decorated interior. Sanctum Garden Studios offer this finish to clients, but in this instance, it was agreed that they would just plasterboard the walls and ceiling and Phil the customer would get a local plasterer to skim the board and decorate.
The modern interior finish was complimented with stainless steel light fittings and socket plates, an optional upgrade from the standard white plastic finish.
As you can see this Sanctum Garden Studio has transformed this Chiswick garden. To learn how a garden room could transform your garden talk to the Sanctum Garden Studios team on 01204 460 450 or take a look at their website.