At 8.15 meters by 4.65 meters, this is a pretty big garden room! It is also a very striking one. It was designed and built by Swift Garden Rooms in close collaboration with their clients.
Designed to be a home office, the customers brief was that the building could also be used as an occasional guest bedroom.
A quick look at the large home office & guest bedroom
Planning permission was required
Often when building a garden room, it can be built under the Permitted Development rules, without needing full planning approval. This project did need to obtain full planning approval for two reasons:
First, any garden room that is going to be used as overnight sleeping accommodation will require planning approval. A garden room used for sleeping in will also need to comply with Building Regulations.
The second reason for the application is the height. The garden room is 2.9 meters tall. Garden rooms of this shape that are no taller than 2.5 meters can be under the Permitted Development rules, but if you want a taller building, like this, you have to make a planning application.
Unsure about your planning situation? Don't worry; the Swift Garden Rooms team will advise you during their free, no-obligation site survey. Request your free survey here.
A garden room with lots of glazing
Swift Garden Rooms have a Project Planner where you specify the features you would like your garden room to have. When completing the Project Planner, Swift's client said that they wanted to create a garden room with lots of glazing.
The Swift team made this happen with a large set of powder-coated aluminium sliding doors on the front wall and a smaller set of sliding doors on the side wall. These have been positioned to create a corner of glazing.
Beside the sliding doors on the front wall, a clever triangular window has been positioned. The way this butts into the Cedar cladding is clever. To us, it looks like the Cedar cladding has been folded back to reveal the window!
Composite deck connects the garden room with the garden
The sliding doors lead out onto a custom-designed, grey composite deck area. This helps connect the garden room with the garden it sits in.
So pleased, they're ordering another
Swift's clients are so pleased with their building that they are working with the Swift team on another one. Next time it is going to be a pool room, so watch this space for a follow-up article!