Square and rectangular garden rooms create great spaces, but they are not always the best use of space in a garden. If, thanks to your boundary lines, you have an unusually shaped site, you can end up with a smaller building and 'dead' space behind it, by sticking to a standard shape.
To maximise an unusually shaped area of land, the answer is to work with a bespoke garden room designer like Garden Spaces, who approach each site on its own merits. This garden gym building is an excellent example of this approach.
Tapered garden gym design
This site overview that the Garden Spaces team produced as part of their quotation process shows how their clients garden tapers to a point at one end. You could consider this wasted space, but the Garden Spaces team have transformed it into a wonderfully light and airy home gym.
The experienced Garden Spaces design team have maximised the plot by creating a custom shaped garden room that follows the contours of the plot. This has minimised the 'dead' areas beside and behind the building.
By utilising a palette of long-lasting, maintenance-free exterior materials, building tight to the boundaries will not affect the longevity of the building.
At its widest point, the garden room is 4.75m wide, and at its narrowest, just 1.26m.
Highly insulated with high-spec finishes
Garden Spaces utilise house quality SIP's (Structural Insulated Panel's) as the core structure of their buildings. These panels create a highly insulated envelope.
This garden room is going to be used as a home gym. Garden Spaces have built lots of home gyms and offer a range of options to tailor the specification to your requirements, from specialist rubber impact flooring and strengthening walls and ceiling to take lashing points for resistance equipment.
In this case, the floor has been strengthened to take the weight of the gym equipment which will be used. Not all garden room companies will strengthen their floor systems, but it really is a worthwhile choice when using a garden room as a gym.
Looking at the empty room, the floor really showcases the unique shape of this garden room.
As we can see, the room has a light and airy feel thanks to the plastered and decorated walls and ceiling. The wall of floor to ceiling glazing on the front elevation lets lots of natural light enter the room, while the small opening window on the side wall will be easy to open for some extra ventilation.
Careful on-site stage
If you look closely at the site map we shared earlier in this article; the Garden Spaces team planned their access route and where they would store their materials during the on-site build.
This forward planning includes taking measures to protect the garden around the plot during the build. This build was completed just before Christmas, so the Garden Spaces team protected the grass in front of the building. So while the grass looks flat, it has not been churned up and will quickly revive in the Spring.
It is nice to see that the Garden Spaces team take the time to protect the garden around their buildings; as in many of the photos we see at this time of year, the area around the room is just mud!
To learn more about creating a garden room tailored to your needs and the space in your garden, visit the Garden Spaces website. Alternatively, please speak to the team on 0845 387 9 387 or send them an email [email protected]