Green Studios have recently designed and built a high spec yoga studio for their clients in the Chilterns. Debbie, the customer, was looking to create a modern studio so that she could run her yoga and pilates classes from home. She wanted to create a space that had a connection with the garden so that she could hold her classes inside or out.
Debbie’s garden is sloping, and so Green Studios designed her building so that it sits down on the slope, allowing easy step free access to the garden through the doors on the front elevation. To maximise the light in the room and the connection with the garden, it was decided to install a 5 meter wide set of bi-fold doors. These doors fold back neatly to open up the front wall. This wall wraps around the corner of the building thanks to the floor to ceiling glazing panels on the side wall.
To overcome the slope, a concrete slab foundation was installed. A highly insulated SIP’s floor system has been suspended above this slab.
Inside the room has a light and airy feel, this is partly due to the 2.4m ceiling height which is about 300mm higher than most of the garden rooms we write about. Because Debbie lives in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty a Planning Permission application had to be made to build this garden room, so elements like the extra height would have been approved in the same application.
We know that some buyers are fearful of having to apply for Planning Permission to build a garden room, but you needn’t be. Companies like Green Studios will normally handle the process on your behalf, so it is a stress-free process.
A storage shed was also incorporated into this build. This has been discreetly located at the side of the building, and the entrance has been cleverly concealed with the same open board cedar cladding as used on the walls of the building.
As you can see from these images Green Studios and their client, have created a high spec, professional yoga studio.
To learn more about how Green Studios can work with you to create your ideal garden room visit their website or give the team a call on 01923 205 090