Creating an extra bedroom is a popular use for garden rooms. Families are finding that building a bedroom with en-suite facilities in the garden, is a quicker and cost-effective alternative to actually extending the house. These garden bedrooms make great guest rooms, offering a degree of privacy and space for both hosts and guests.
Situated in the heart of the garden. Staying in a garden room bedroom will create a memorable stay. In fact, some families are building an en-suite bedroom in the garden so that they can rent it out as a unique holiday stay.
When building a bedroom in the garden, it needs to comply with Building Regulations. Not all garden rooms sold in the UK are built to Building Regulation standards, so cannot be used for sleeping in. In most cases, you need to work with a bespoke garden room designer to buy a Building Regulation compliant design.
6m x 4.3m self-contained bedroom annexe
This example by Executive Garden Rooms sits on a substantial footprint of 6m x 4.3m. Commissioned on a turnkey basis, the Executive Garden Rooms team handled the whole project for their client from initial design through to the final decoration. This service included making the Planning Permission application and Building Control application on their client’s behalf. Many of the Executive Garden Rooms projects we have featured over the years have required these applications, so they are very experienced about the process, making it stress-free for their clients.
This garden bedroom not only features an en-suite shower room, but it also features a modern kitchenette. The inclusion of this makes the annexe totally self-contained. The building comprises of one large open plan room which is big enough for a double bed, storage and seating areas. The shower room which is bigger than many shower rooms we feature has been positioned in the corner of the room.
The shower room includes a spacious 1200mm x 800mm shower tray with glass screen. The shower has been tiled in large grey tiles, and a Mira Sport electric shower was fitted. A toilet and basin with vanity unity complete the room. A small window has been fitted above the toilet. This lets in natural light and can be opened for easy ventilation.
The L-shaped kitchenette has been positioned next to the shower room. This is a clever use of the space. Complete with cupboards, worktop and sink (we imagine an under sink water heater has been fitted for instant hot water). This setup is ideal for making drinks and snacks.
The interior of the annexe has been fully plastered and decorated, creating a light modern room. Executive Garden Rooms work closely with their customers to specify the electrics in their buildings. In this case, the electrical specification includes LED downlights internally and two external lights. A smoke alarm has been fitted, and the room has several double sockets and a Cat6 data point for reliable web connections. The highly insulated annexe will be warm and comfortable in winter thanks to the addition of an electric wall panel heater.
One team from start to finish
As we mentioned earlier, Executive Garden Rooms built this garden bedroom on a turnkey basis. This means you are working with one company from start to finish. The Executive Garden Rooms team handled the initial site clearance which included the removal of a crumbling concrete slab, and the installation of a reinforced concrete foundation.
They also undertook the excavations for the groundworks needed for the electrical, plumbing and sewerage connections. The team then handled the connection of these services to the mains supply.
When they left the site, the room was ready to be moved into and used.
Guide price for this project
You may be asking what does a garden bedroom like this built to Building Regulation standards on a turnkey basis, cost? Well, this project including the groundworks and connections to the services, came in at £1,500 per square meter.
To learn more about creating an en-suite bedroom in the garden, talk to Executive Garden Rooms on 01202 874 766 or send them an email. Take a look at www.executivegardenrooms.co.uk to see more of their work.