You are not limited to one room when building a garden room. It is relatively easy to divide a building up to serve more than one use. Bespoke designers, Executive Garden Rooms offer this service to their clients. Starting with a blank sheet and designing the building and its internal layout around their customers intended uses.
This 8 meter wide by 4 meter deep garden room was designed to be used by the whole family. Each member having a different need for the space. The larger of the two rooms was designed as a family room with space to play games and also a designated study area. As you can see from the photos, multiple work/gaming stations have been created. An internal door leads off this main room into a home office. Both rooms have views of the garden thanks to the use of floor to ceiling glazing of the front elevation.
Further glazing has been incorporated into the roof of the garden room. An electronic Velux roof light was fitted to let in extra light and ventilation into the room. The roof light that Executive Garden Rooms used is fitted with a remote control and rain sensors, so will automatically close, should the weather change. Not the cheapest design option, a roof window like this adds a lot of value to a garden room. They allow a lot of extra light to enter the room, and are particularly useful when you are limited to focusing your glazing on one wall. As they ensure natural light reaches the back of the room.
A cloakroom with a toilet and a clever space saving vanity unit, was incorporated into the building. As well as fitting out the cloakroom, the Executive Garden Rooms team organised the necessary groundworks to connect the toilet and basin to the mains sewerage and water supplies. This work was undertaken to current Building Regulation standards.
Modern internal finishes
The interior of the three rooms has a modern feel, rather like that in a new build house. Executive Garden Rooms plasterboard and skim the walls and ceiling. They then decorate this. A light wood flooring has been fitted throughout the building with white skirting boards fitted. The cloakroom has been fitted with a toilet and vanity unit, the same as you would use in a house.
Executive Garden Rooms don’t skint on the electrical specification in their buildings. In this case, six double power sockets have been fitted around the rooms. A Cat6 data point has been fitted to bring an internet connection into the building. Including a Cat6 data point wired to the main house, ensures a more reliable internet connection compared with other options such as HomePlug systems.
15 LED downlights have been recessed into the ceilings of the main rooms and two security lights fitted to the exterior of the building. The garden room also features two smoke alarms.
Executive Garden Rooms customer chose to have an air conditioning system fitted. This will give them control over the temperature in the building all year round. Offering both cooling and heating. Air conditioning systems are made up of two parts. One unit sits high on an internal wall; the other sits on an external wall. As in this case, this external unit can be discreetly positioned on a side or rear wall out of sight.
Painted cladding that won’t need painting
The exterior of this garden room has been clad in a grey / green weatherboard. Executive Garden Rooms use a product called Cedral which offers all the charm of a painted building, but does not need painting, so no ongoing maintenance. Cedral is a composite material which is pigmented with colour during its manufacturing. The colour does not fade or flake, so your garden room will maintain its original look.
This large garden room took four weeks to complete including all the groundworks. The works were signed off by the local Building Control department.