It seems fitting that a jeweller who specialises in personalised jewellery should commission a made to measure garden studio in which to work. In a sense, commissioning a piece of jewellery and buying a bespoke garden studio are very similar processes. The project starts by talking your ideas through with a designer, working through design iterations and choosing materials. Then, when everything is decided the design is put into production.
My Eco Space was commissioned by Soremi Personalised Jewellery to design a contemporary workspace in the garden. A substantial 6 meter wide by 4 meters deep building was created. At 2.8 meters high the mono-pitch studio is taller than the 2.5m high buildings we typically see.
A w.c. with toilet and wash basin has been incorporated into one corner of the room. Cleverly, the way the My Eco Space team have angled the wall with the door in, means this practical addition does not steal too much space from the main room.
Concerned about noise transfer from the studio as she works the metal for her jewellery, My Eco Spaces client asked for acoustic insulation to be designed into the layered build-up of the floor, walls and ceiling. Built using SIP’s core structure, the room is highly insulated thermally, so the studio can be used comfortably throughout the year.
Between them, My Eco Space and their client have decided on a unique configuration of doors and windows, which not only flood the studio with natural light, but frame views of the large garden. They have combined a wide casement window, set at bench height on one side wall with a corner of glazing made-up from a set of French doors with long windows either side. They have then spaced three shorter windows along the front wall with sections of Cedar clad wall in-between.
The doors and windows are double glazed, with a powder-coated aluminium finish in RAL colour 7016. The fascia boards running along the eaves detail of the roof, have been colour matched with the door and window frames. This dark grey joinery contrasts sharply with the Grade A Western Red Cedar cladding that has been used.
Inside, the My Eco Space team have plastered and decorated the walls and ceiling and laid a durable laminate flooring. They also fitted the custom workbenches in the studio.
My Eco Space supplied this garden studio on a turnkey basis. This incorporated everything from initial ground clearnce and assessment of the ground for the foundation system – ground screws were chosen. The excavations for the connections to the mains supply of water, sewerage and drainage. The connections of these services and the electrical supply and obtaining a Building Control Certificate.
Between them, My Eco Space and their client have designed a stylish and functional place to work. To learn more about this project talk to the My Eco Space team on 0113 880 0294 or send them an email. Take a look at the My Eco Space website to learn more about their work.