White Peak Design & Build have just completed a rather striking pitched roof building that is going to be used as a garden office and entertainment space. We see so many flat roof garden room designs it is refreshing to see a pitched roof design, and one that has a sleek contemporary twist.
White Peak Design & Build are bespoke garden room designers, so they worked closely with their customer to design this building. After initial talks and site visit the design team submitted a couple of proposed designs, this one was chosen and developed into the final building.
The garden room is built on a traditional timber frame core structure. White Peak Design & Build have worked with a structural engineer and all components of the design have been passed to current Building Regulation standards. The building is highly insulated, in fact, the walls are made up of 9 layers, which from the inside out are:
- Plaster and board
- Service cavity
- Vapour control layer
- 122mm Structurally insulated panel walls (1 structural board/ 1o0mm insulation/ 1 structural board
- Breathable Membrane
- Vented Cavity
- Treated Cladding – Black bevelled cladding to main walls. Treated Western Red Cedar to panels and overhang. The louvred panels in the sides are a nice touch.
We like the mix of cladding that White Peak have used, we must admit black-clad garden rooms are a favourite of ours! The black cladding is stained treated larch, while the inside of the recess on the front elevation is Western Red Cedar. The two finishes contrast well and add a richness to the building.
The pitched roof has been finished in slate with powder coated aluminium fascias. The pitched roof has Velux windows fitted in it which are a nice touch for some top level light.
Internally the room has a light and airy feel thanks to the vaulted ceiling, the cathedral window of glazing on the front elevation and the mix of additional windows on the side elevation and in the roof. The room is fully plastered and decorated internally creating a crisp finish. The room is fully wired electrically; the system includes TV, internet and speakers.
The building is a substantial 8.7m x 4.1m; this gives an internal footprint of 7m x 3.8m. The building has an internal ceiling height of 2.7m. Because of its positioning, the garden room did not need a Planning Application and could be built under the Permitted Development rules. The White Peak Design & Build team did produce a set of plans and submitted them to the Local Authority for a Certificate of Lawful Development; these certificates come in handy when you come to sell your house.
The core structure of the building took three weeks to build with a further two weeks spent on the interior fit out.
To learn more about this striking project give the White Peak Design & Build team a call on 0800 689 1218 or visit their website for more information about their work.