What do you do when you have the next Darcey Bussell pirouetting and two-stepping through your hallways and corridors, whirling past precious heirlooms and frightening the cat? You build a multi-purpose garden room with a mini dance studio, of course!
Our TV Producer and Teacher couple wanted an attractive, but low maintenance garden room, that the whole family would be able to enjoy, throughout the year and whatever the weather. After their initial contact with Swift in early September, our clients asked if they could view one of our completed builds. We were granted permission from an obliging Swift patron, who lives just a few miles from our new couple's Surrey home, and they were suitably impressed with our workmanship, quality and design.
We were always a little nervous about choosing the right garden room from the right supplier. It's a minefield out there! However, Swift have been excellent from the start, from initial discussions through to completion..."
The most important aspect of their new garden room was going to be the mini studio. It is the couple‚Äôs young daughter who has the penchant for dance! The separation from the main house and the privacy of the studio meant that she could be free to express herself without interruption and her parents would have peace of mind, knowing that their daughter is close and safe, as well as those precious heirlooms! As with many of our clients, they were thinking ahead too. As their family would grow and change, their garden space could easily change with them and have any number of future uses; study area, teen hangout or guest space. Or perhaps, an even larger dance studio!
There were numerous requirements for the new build and fortunately the good-sized garden was the perfect opportunity to provide this unsurpassed extra space. Our busy, hardworking clients wanted the new space to have a family relaxation area with Winter-beating under floor heating in the main room and a glorious five metre wall of bi-folding doors to maximise the natural light. This worked perfectly for our clients' vision, as they planned to open the front of the building fully during the warmer months to let in the light and the waves of Summer heat.
Our designers also guided the couple towards a premium quality composite cladding in order to achieve the desired look, whilst also allowing for minimum maintenance for their generous 8 x 3.5 metre space.
...They have surpassed expectations and inspired confidence. No detail is too small. No question is considered dumb. Swift have always been helpful with advice and willing to accommodate requests at every stage from design to build..."
The big finish was a large size storage area, somewhere to keep bikes and other equipment when not in use. At Swift, we love to make storage beautiful, including it seamlessly into the main living space aesthetic and fusing function with sleek design. We were able to provide all their needs for the building design and interior at just £47,000. Once the final design was agreed upon, they chose a build start date for the beginning of November. Working through Mother Nature's most inclement offerings, our dedicated and weather-hardened team completed the modern and impressive build within three weeks.
...I really believe we have ended up with a top-quality garden room that certainly fulfils our needs, is built to last and enhances our garden. Thanks Swift!"
We left our clients delighted and with plenty of time to hang the lights before Christmas, accompanied by the sound of tip-tappy toes and the Nutcracker Suite!