There has been a lot of interest in home gym garden rooms over the last year or so. If you are looking for a building that is tailored around your specific needs, you'll want to check out the work of Swift. They have built up quite a portfolio of garden gym designs. In the last year alone, we have featured these Swift gyms, each one tailored around the customer's specific needs:
Researching the garden gym market led to Swift
The Swift team have recently completed this 4m x 4.4m garden gym building which was customised around the customer's specific needs and design tastes.
Swift's customer had spent time researching their options and talking with a variety of companies specialising in both modular and bespoke garden room design.
Comparing their options, they decided to work with the Swift team, because while more expensive than some of the modular garden room options, the quality of the Swift specification shone through. Highlights of the Swift specification include BBA certified structural insulated panels (SIP's).
In addition to the specification, the customer was reassured by the ten-year experience of the Swift team, back up with an insurance-backed deposit guarantee scheme and ten-year warranty on a Swift garden room.
4m x 4.4m custom garden gym
As bespoke design specialists, the Swift team are able to customise every element of the design. This means they can create a custom-sized building to maximise the space available and a custom palette of materials tailored to the customer's tastes and budget.
In this case, a 4m x 4.4m building was decided upon. Often, garden rooms are 2.5m high to offer maximum flexibility under the Permitted Development rules. With garden gyms, it is becoming popular to choose a building taller than 2.5m to allow for additional ceiling height within the gym. This was the case with this project.
Because of the positioning of the garden gym more than 2 meters from any boundary, the gym could still be built under the Permitted Development rules.
Customers have input into the finishes used
We have mentioned how the Swift team will work with you to choose the palette of materials used. In this case, the customer chose Larch cladding for the external walls.
Larch is a durable cladding material that will last for decades while requiring little maintenance. It has become a popular alternative to Cedar cladding as it offers similar finish and low maintenance longevity. Larch works out slightly cheaper than Cedar, leaving the budget in the pot to spend on other design features.
In this case, Swift's customers chose high spec, powder-coated aluminium frame windows and bifold doors, rather than the more common uPVC.
When building a garden gym, it is wise to include an opening window or two. We like the choice of long windows with a top opening section that have been used.
Fixing points for gym equipment
The interior of the gym has a modern plastered and decorated interior. Gym mirrors have been fitted along with an exercise bar. In addition, TRX mounting points have been fitted for resistance exercise. The walls of a Swift gym are strong enough to support such equipment.
Air conditioning has been fitted for easy control of the temperature throughout the year. Power sockets with USB charging points have been positioned around the room so that electrical equipment can be plugged in easily.
This home gym garden room was fully completed in 2 weeks. It cost £39,000.