This interesting art studio by SIPS Garden Rooms shows the lengths a garden room designer will go to to ensure that the building works for you.
SIPS Garden Rooms customer wanted to create an art studio in her garden. The new room required wheelchair access, and because the lady is at high risk of COVID 19 and other infection, she wanted it to have a filtered air system, and for all the surfaces to be antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal.
The SIPS Garden Rooms team are experienced hands working on many complex builds over the years from art studios to living annexes and school classrooms. They relished the challenge of designing a studio that met their clients brief.
As you might have guessed from their name SIPS Garden Rooms utilize structural insulated panels for the core structure of their buildings. These panels create a highly insulated envelope, which is one of the most thermally efficient building systems you can choose for your garden room. Resulting in a building that will be cool in summer and warm in winter.
To tick off the requirement for filtered air, The SIPS team installed an MVHR system. MVHR stands for a Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery system. MVHR sytems ensure a constant supply of fresh air in the room. Air is extracted from the room and replaced with fresh air. As the air is extracted the heat in the air is retained, and used to heat the air entering the room.
The MVHR system is calibrated so that there is the right amount of moisture in the air, and it filters irritants such as dust and pollen from the air entering the room.
To meet the design brief for antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal surfaces, the SIPS Garden Rooms team sourced a UK manufactured specialist hardwearing coating for the walls and ceiling, that has the antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties required.
The electrical switches used throughout the room have a specialist coating that prevents the growth of microbes.
To ensure easy wheelchair access into the room, the SIPS Garden Rooms team fitted a door with a low threshold. This design choice means that there is no obstacle as the owner moves from the outside surface to the inside of the room. With a regular door frame, there would be a lip which would take some manoeuvring to get a wheelchair over.
Another item on the client's wishlist was that the studio blend into the Devon woodland setting. Judging by this photo, we'd say the SIPS Garden Rooms team ticked this element off the list too!
If you have a unique set of requirements for your garden room, SIPS Garden Rooms are the people to speak with.