At 8 meters wide and 4 meters deep this is a large garden gym building by Garden Fortress. Once you add in the space of the veranda that runs along the front of the building and the covered seating area at the side, the building sits on a footprint of 10m x 5m. Based on Garden Fortress Garden Gym design, the building has been customised to meet the customer’s needs.
The building is 3m tall at its highest point. To enable it to be built under the Permitted Development rules it needed to be built at least 2 meters from each boundary. Opting for a taller building than the more common 2.5m high options is a wise idea when building a garden gym. The extra headroom comes into its own when you are using equipment and allows you to hang apparatus from the ceiling.
While the main aim of the building was to create a home gym, a storage area also needed to be incorporated into the design. Partition walls have been used to create a storage area in one corner of the spacious room. This storage area is accessed via an external door at the side. Often, a secret door is used in these instances. This is where the door is clad so that it ends up flush with the wall cladding. In this case, an aluminium door with multi-point locking has had Cedar tongue and groove boards fitted within the door frame. This Cedar matches in with the cladding used on the external walls.
Aluminium doors and windows have been used throughout the building, and they are a luxury standard option on this range from Garden Fortress. The customer did choose to upgrade the standard 3 meter wide bi-fold doors for a larger 4-meter wide set. This looks to have been a good choice as the wider doorset looks proportionally right on this large building. The customer also added in an extra window.
A 1-meter deep veranda runs along the front of the building. The veranda then wraps around the corner of the building to create a 2m deep covered deck area. As we can see from the images, the gym has been built on a gentle slope, and a practical step has been stylishly incorporated into the design. Practical grey composite decking has been fitted. This will maintain its colour and won’t become slippery like wood could. LED lighting has been incorporated into the step riser and into the roof canopy. This can be controlled via remote control and can be set to create different light moods.
Inside, the room has been plastered and decorated. A durable laminate floor has been laid. The combination has created a light modern room. Garden Fortress buildings are well specified with LED downlights in the ceiling and double power sockets around the room. The customer chose to incorporate an air conditioning unit to provide them with temperature control throughout the year.
The project too 14 days from start to finish. Take a look at this timelapse:
To learn more about building a garden gym with storage shed, talk to Garden Fortress on 01372 602 686 or head over to www.gardenfortress.com to see more of their work.