A move to a new house with a large garden enabled a recent eDEN Garden Rooms customer to realise his vision of creating a den in the garden where he could practice and watch his favourite sports.
As bespoke garden room specialists, eDEN Garden Rooms design each of their buildings around the needs of the site and the intended use of the building. In this case, a key feature of the new space was to be a pool table. The dimensions of the pool table and the space needed around it, played a part in deciding the size of the building.
A 7m x 4.8m building was decided upon. Buildings like this, over 30sqm need to be built to building regulation standards. Firms like eDEN Garden Rooms are au fait with the requirements of these rules and will make the alterations to their standard specification to ensure compliance.
Take a look at the design
A large garden offered flexibility on positioning
The large man cave building is taller than most garden rooms we feature. It is 3m high at its highest point. To comply with the Permitted Development rules, buildings taller than 2.5m must be sited at least 2 meters from each boundary.
The large garden offered flexibility to position the man cave at least 2 meters from the boundaries and so comply with the Permitted Development rules.
A concrete slab was chosen because of the trees
eDEN Garden Rooms have adopted ground screw foundations for many of their projects as they overcome many site challenges with ease. With this project, however, and the proximity of tree roots, a concrete slab foundation was chosen. This is where a site visit comes into its own, allowing the site to be assessed and the foundation type selected on a case by case basis.
eDEN Garden Rooms customer engaged a local groundworks specialist to install the concrete slab prior to the eDEN team arriving on-site to install the building.
The weight of the pool table played its part in the specification choices
The weight of the pool table will also have been a consideration when choosing the foundation system. A quality pool table will have a slate bed, which makes it rather heavy!
The weight of the pool table also played a role in the choice of heating in the garden room. eDEN Garden Rooms offer underfloor heating as standard in their buildings. In this case, underfloor heating was not an option because of the loads of the table. So, air conditioning was chosen. This offers flexibility to cool and heat the room all year round at the touch of a button.
A w.c. saves trips back to the house
The rear corner of the room has been partitioned off to create a w.c. The addition of which saves having to return to the house when you need to go to the loo! eDEN Garden Rooms handled the installation and connections of the toilet and basin to the mains supply as part of the project.
More and more garden room buyers are choosing to include a toilet or shower room into their building. We have featured quite a few projects where eDEN Garden Rooms have incorporated such facilities:
A decked terrace has been created along the front of the building — the ideal spot to enjoy a drink looking out at the lovely garden. A decked area like this really helps tie the inside and outside spaces together.
Inside, a dart board and large screen tv accompany the pool table. A must for any man cave is a bar, and eDEN's customer commissioned one to be installed in the recess alongside the cloakroom.