Irregular shape garden room with store
Published: 18 March 2023
Boundary fences are an essential part of a property, helping to define and protect our garden. In an ideal world, they would all be set at 90 degrees giving us uniform spaces. The reality, however, is that for many of us, our fences, walls or hedges are set at different angles, creating unusually shaped gardens.
This can become a problem when you want to add a square or rectangular garden room, as you can easily end up with an inaccessible and therefore wasted space between your building and the fence.
There is a solution to this problem. While many garden room companies will only build square or rectangular buildings, if you choose to work with a company like Garden Spaces, who offers a bespoke design service, you can avoid creating an area of ‘dead’ land behind your garden room and gain more space inside it.
This garden room with a secret storage room by Garden Spaces is an excellent example of this approach. As we can see from this floor plan, the rear boundary fence of Garden Spaces client's garden was set at an acute angle.
Had they gone with a standard shape garden room, they would have ended up with a large triangular area of land behind their room that was difficult to access. They would also have ended up with a much smaller internal space.
Because Garden Spaces can tailor the shape of the SIP’s built structures to maximise the space available, they have been able to create a main room offering 12.1 sqm of internal space and a valuable storage room offering another 3.1 sqm of space.
A fully functional space
You might think that creating an irregularly shaped garden room will leave you with difficult internal spaces. These photos show you that this is far from the case. Garden Spaces have left their owners with a modern, light-filled space.
Thanks to the highly insulated SIP’s core structure and the layers of specialist materials that complete the build-up, the owners will be able to use this room comfortably all year round.
Garden Spaces offer a plastered and decorated interior finish, as standard. They provide a broad palette of options to personalise the interior of your room, from different flooring options to heating and cooling systems and audiovisual solutions.
While we don’t have a photo to share of the inside of the storage room, we know that Garden Spaces typically line their store rooms with OSB, a highly durable finish. They will work with you to incorporate lighting and any power sockets you require in your store.
A mix of durable exterior finishes
The exterior of this garden room with a storage area has been clad in two highly durable finishes. The front elevation features Thermowood cladding. Thermowood is a type of timber that has been thermally modified to improve its durability, stability, and resistance to decay. As we can see, it has a lovely grain pattern and natural honey-brown colouring. It can be left unpainted.
You have to look closely to see the door into the storage room, which has been clad in the same Thermowood as the wall. The Garden Spaces team have taken care to match the boards on the door and the surrounding wall. Garden Spaces fix the Thermowood using a hidden fixing system for a streamlined finish.
The side and rear walls have been clad with cement particle boards. Cement particle boards are a mixture of cement and wood fibres. Together they create a strong, durable finish that has advantages over timber cladding, including resistance to moisture, fire and pests. Garden Spaces finish the boards with a RAL7016 Resifine finish.
RAL7016 is commonly known as Anthracite Grey and is the same shade as the doors and trims used.
The Garden Spaces team completed this project in three weeks on-site.