For therapists looking to create a quiet, private space to see their clients, a garden room is proving to be the perfect solution. Nordic Wood was asked to design and build a room for a counsellor to see her clients at home. As their name suggests, Nordic Wood specialises in highly insulated Scandinavian style garden rooms. Using materials sourced from the Nordic countries.
With this counselling room, they built a 4.8m wide by 3.7m deep building. The footprint has been divided into three rooms. The main treatment room that features a set of bi-fold doors on the front elevation. Leading off the main room is a w.c. and next to this is a storage shed, which has its own access.
Not easy access to the garden
The access for this build was not easy, and other companies had seen it as too much of a challenge. Because Nordic Wood have smaller vans available which could get nearer to the site, it was not too much of an issue for them. In addition, the way the parts for the build are delivered, the Nordic Wood team could move the materials plank by plank to the site.
Materials designed for the Nordic climate
The materials that Nordic Wood use in their garden rooms have been sourced from Scandinavia countries and are designed for their colder climates. Mixed together, they create a highly insulated room that will be comfortable to use all year round.
One material used, that has a key influence on the style of the building is the Smartpanel cladding used internally. This is a sheet material that is profiled and painted. Creating interiors in the signature Scandinavian style. In this case, Nordic Wood’s client chose a soft grey finish for the walls and a white for the ceiling.
The room is completed with a durable laminate flooring. Nordic Wood tells us that once fitted, you wouldn’t believe it wasn’t real wood, it is such a good finish.
The opening window fitted in the rear wall lets extra light into the room. Including an opening window like this is also ideal for letting some air into the room, particularly during the year when it is too cold to have the doors open.
Looking at the photos of this project, we can see that Nordic Wood and their client have created a tranquil space where you would feel free to talk.