Bridge Garden Rooms have added a new design to their portfolio of garden room designs. The Ruthven mixes lots of glass with a sliding Cedar sun screen, a stylish combination.
Sliding Cedar screen
A key feature of the Ruthven garden room is the sliding screen on the front elevation. We have seen sun screens used in garden room design before, but the way that the Bridge team have implemented the screen is more successful, in our opinion.
The choice of thick sections of Cedar to construct the screen and how it contrasts with the dark grey Aluminium finish of the fascias is rather striking.
The screen slides along the building's front elevation, so you can easily position it as the sun shines or as you want some additional privacy in the room.
Low maintenance finishes
The exterior of the Ruthven mixes several low maintenance finishes, meaning you are not committing to hours of upkeep for it to stay looking good.
The screen and one side wall are finished in Cedar. Cedar has a natural resistance to rot and fungal attack. It can be left untreated and will weather to a mellow silvery grey colour.
The rear wall and other side wall are finished in a composite wood cladding that requires virtually no maintenance. It will maintain its new colour in the long term without the need for painting. The cladding has a slatted wood profile which adds texture and interest to the wall.
The fascias are a dark grey aluminium panel. Which again have a long, low maintenance lifespan.
Lots of floor to ceiling glazing
Another key feature of the Ruthven garden room is the expanse of floor to ceiling glazing.
The glazing has been arranged in an L-shaped layout, creating a lovely nook, with a large picture window framing the garden's view.
Highly insulated SIP's construction
The Ruthven by Bridge Garden Rooms is built using SIP's panels; these create a highly insulated envelope that will ensure your room is a comfortable place to spend time all year round.
The Ruthven garden room could be used for all manner of things. From a tranquil living room or for something more active like a garden gym.