Your choice of exterior cladding for your garden room will play a big part in its overall appearance. Your choice will also impact how much maintenance you will be required to do, to keep it looking good.
Western Red Cedar has become the finish of choice for many garden room designers. A natural material, it is one of the most aesthetically pleasing finishes available. Also, it has natural durability against rot and fungal attack and a life span of 20 years or so, making it a great low maintenance choice.
Many a garden room we feature on this site are clad entirely with Cedar. The team at Bridge Garden Rooms, however, have mixed Cedar cladding with a manmade board called Trespa on their Derwent Range, to great effect as these photos show.
Trespa is an HPL (high-pressure laminate) that is made from a mix of natural fibres and resins that are bonded together under high pressure. The mixture also includes pigments, creating a coloured board that will maintain its colour without painting.
Trespa has been used in commercial building for many years. It is highly durable needing little more than a wipe clean to stay looking good.
Bridge Garden Rooms use a dark grey Trespa panel on their Derwent Range. They use it to clad the veranda area of the room. The colour of the Trespa has been matched with the doors and windows used. Creating a simple palette of materials.
As we can see from these photos, the natural colour and texture of the Cedar contrast well with the clean sharp lines of the Trespa sheets.
We love the effect Bridge Garden Rooms have created by mixing natural and manmade claddings. The fact that the exterior will need little long term maintenance is an added bonus.
The Derwent Range is available in several standard sizes but can be tailored to your unique needs. A 4m x 3m model starts at £14,097 plus VAT, which is an attractive price point too!