We have featured garden rooms that house golf simulators a few times over the years, but this example by My Eco Space takes the concept to a whole other level. My Eco Space was commissioned to design and build a garden room that could house a Trackman golf simulator, which will allow their customer to play 150 different courses around the world while standing in their back garden.
Key Features of this golf garden room:
- 7m x 5m x 3.9m high to give a minimum of 3.2m internal height
- Constructed with 175mm thick SIPs panels
- Custom order black doors and windows with integral blinds
- Siberian larch cladding sprayed in the same RAL colour as the doors
- Custom roof finish
- Plywood lined interior
- Rubber flooring with inlaid putting strip
- Custom concealed storage units
- Sink and preparation area with storage
Let’s take a closer look at this project:
My Eco Space was commissioned to design a garden room around the requirements of a golf simulator. A 7m x 5m building was created. The garden room has an overall height of 3.9m, making it much taller than garden rooms of this shape would commonly be. This extra height allows for a minimum height of 3.2m within the room, offering plenty of space for the customer’s golf swing.
The garden room had to comply with the Scottish design & build warrants and building control. To gain their approval, the building was constructed using 175mm thick SIPs panels. As a comparison, 100 – 150mm SIPs are typically used in garden room design.
Minimal garden room design
Externally, the garden room was to have a minimal appearance with black cladding that has been finished in the same RAL colour as the doors and windows that make up a glazed corner. Using a simple palette like this works very well, in our opinion.
The doors and windows which form the glazed corner were a special order and had integral blinds fitted to control the light in the room.
Siberian Larch has been used to clad the exterior of the garden room. This two was a special order, the My Eco Space team having it sprayed in the same RAL colour as the doors and windows. Unusually, the roof of the garden room has also been finished with the black Larch cladding.
To achieve this custom roof finish, the My Eco Space first laid a rubber roof membrane; they then welded some rubber box sections to the membrane which allowed them to fit treated battens to support the Larch cladding. 3mm gaps were left between each board to allow the rain to run down onto the membrane. The moisture runs into a concealed box guttering system.
Custom internal fit out
Moving inside, the garden room has a custom fit-out around the needs of the golf simulator system. As you can see from these internal plans, a bulkhead has been designed over the windows to house the projector. There are alcoves in the walls for a tv and the simulator screen.
Rather than plasterboard and skim the room like a new house, this room has been lined with plywood. Birch plywood creates a very sleek finish. The walls of the room have been left the natural ply, while the ceiling has been painted white to reflect light. The plywood has been carefully detailed with shadow gaps between each board. The plywood walls also hide some concealed storage around the tv alcove, a nice touch.
The floor has been finished with a rubber floor covering with an astroturf putting strip inlaid into it.
My Eco Space offer quick build times, even with the warrant & building control applications and special order timeframes on the doors, windows and cladding. The project was completed within 12 weeks.
This project clearly shows how a garden room can be tailored to your specific use. To learn more talk to the My Eco Space team on 0113 880 0294 or drop them an email: [email protected] Head over to their website to learn more about their work.