4m wide sliding doors flood the office with natural light and frame great views of the garden as the owner works. To control light and to add privacy to the room, stylish blinds have been fitted.
The main room has been divided up with partition walls to create a shower room. A custom design kitchenette has been fitted in the recess next to the shower room. This is a clever use of space.
Incorporating a shower room and kitchenette into an outdoor office does increase the upfront cost of the building significantly, but it will pay for itself in the long run.
The owners will reap the usability rewards of having a toilet and kitchen in the office space immediately. The presence of these facilities also increases the versatility of the room in the long term. The current owners will have the flexibly to use the room for something else in the future, and so will future owners of the house, which adds considerable extra value to the house.
Built on a slope
The chosen site in the garden for the outdoor office was uneven and steeply sloping in places. For designers like Brookwell Garden Rooms, sloping ground is not too much of a challenge. Using ground screws, the Brookwell team created a level base for the office with relative ease.
Low maintenance outdoor office
Brookwell Garden Rooms customer won't have much maintenance to do, to keep their building looking like new, as they have chosen exterior finishes from Brookwell Garden Rooms palette of low maintenance finishes.
For the exterior cladding, they chose a crisp white cement fibre board cladding. The colour is added during the manufacturing process, and this tough, dimensionally stable cladding won't need repainting to maintain its look.
The cement fibre board has been mixed with uPVC finishes. Anthracite Grey uPVC has been chosen for the sliding door frames and for the roof canopy underside.
Dark grey composite decking has been used to create a set of steps leading up to the entrance of the room. Composite decking like the other finishes chosen doesn't require much maintenance to keep it in good repair.
We like how the steps run the whole length of the building rather than be sited at one end. It really adds to the grandeur of the building!