Executive Garden Rooms are building up quite a portfolio of self-contained garden annexe buildings. This recent, one bedroom example, was built for clients, who had it sited at the end of their Bristol garden.
Sitting on a footprint of 7 meters by 4.7 meters the accommodation comprises of an open plan living space with a well-specified kitchen at the rear. Leading off the living area is a bedroom with en-suite shower room.
The main living area is flooded with natural light thanks to the set of French doors on the front elevation. The French doors have been extended with glazed panels on each side. We like how Executive Garden Rooms have used opening windows here, rather than the more common fixed panes. By specifying opening windows here, the customer has a lot of control over the ventilation in the room.
Another clever design trick is the narrow floor to ceiling window, positioned on the side wall towards the rear of the room. This ensures that the kitchen area is naturally light. We can image a dining table being positioned in this area of the room.
The kitchen incorporates everything you need: cooker, hob, extractor sink and fridge. With plenty of cupboards and draws for storage and a good run of work surface. A water heater was incorporated into the cupboard under the sink, for on demand hot water.
A well-specified shower room has been fitted in the annexe. Extensive groundworks were undertaken by the Executive Garden Rooms team to connect the annexe to the mains supply for water and foul waste. Executive Garden Rooms offer a turnkey service to their clients. This means that they will have quoted for this work as part of their overall project cost. Not all suppliers who offer garden annexe buildings will include this work in their costs, as this aspect is a lot of work and a significant part of the overall project cost.
Planning Permission & Building Regulations are required
A self-contained garden annexe like this requires both Planning Permission and Building Regulation applications to be made. Executive Garden Rooms handle these applications for their clients, making it a stress-free process.
Because this annexe is positioned within 1 meter of the boundary and over 15 square meters in size, it needed to be built from substantially non-combustive materials to comply with Building Regulations. To comply with these regulations, as part of their overall wall build-up, Executive Garden Rooms use Cedral boards for the exterior cladding. Cedral is a cement based board that is available in a range of colours. The boards don’t need painting and will maintain their colour and look for years to come, unlike many wooden cladding options.
Talking of fire, Executive Garden Rooms fitted smoke alarms in the building which are connected to the mains house as part of their electrical package, which also included LED downlights in the ceiling and heating.
How much would a self-contained annexe like this cost?
This self-contained garden annexe cost £49,500 including VAT. This price included the building itself and the ancillary connections to the mains supplies of electric, water and foul waste.
When you compare this price with the current £130,000 cost for a similar size one bedroom flat in Bristol, a self-contained garden annexe makes a great solution for relatives young or old.
Want to learn more about this annexe? Talk to the Executive Garden Rooms team on 01202 874 766. Learn more about Executive Garden Rooms on their website.