This contemporary garden room by Bridge Garden Rooms really took our eye when it popped up in our inbox. What caught our attention is how the Bridge Garden Rooms team and their client have mixed together two very different cladding materials, to dramatic effect.
Western Red Cedar is a very popular finish for the exterior cladding of a garden room. On this project, it has been used on the side wall, mixed with Trespa©, a sheet material on the front wall. Trespa© is high-pressure compact laminate (HPL). It is made from a blend of natural fibres mixed with resins that are manufactured under high pressure and high temperature. This results in a stable, durable panel, suitable to be used for exterior cladding.
Trespa© comes in a number of colours. In this case, Anthracite Grey has been used and colour matched with Anthracite Grey aluminium bi-fold doors and long window. This minimalist palette is extremely effective. It is a nice touch that the Bridge team have run a strip of Cedar around the door and window frame, butting on to the grey Trespa©.
The garden room is 5m x 4m with an 800mm alcove along the front elevation. Setting the front wall back like this creates a welcoming deck/veranda on to which the doors lead. Thermowood decking has been used with the same Trespa® as used on the walls, used on the roof overhang. Downlights have been recessed into this canopy, which will create a striking curtain of light down the front of the building.
The interior of the garden room has been fully plastered and decorated, and a laminate flooring laid. As we can see from this photo, this has created a bright, modern room.
To learn more about mixing different cladding materials together on a garden room, talk to the Bridge Garden Rooms team on 01422 832 863 or take a look at their website www.bridgegardenrooms.co.uk