Home Garden Office 3m x 4m, cedar clad with 2.5m UPVC French doors and a 1.5m x .5m double opener window. Our Canopy style room with 1m softwood decking, internally finished with Laminate flooring, 4x double sockets and a panel heater.
Meridith from Harley, Rotherham (October 2018)
Meridith came to us wanting to use the bottom of her garden which didn’t get much use in spite of her garden only being narrow, to build a Home Garden Office.
The garden was only narrow so we built a nice little canopy room. Fitting the full width French doors to the front of the building let a lot of natural light in and gives the feeling of been in the garden. We fit a side window to let in the light on an evening but kept the window size down as not to be intrusive to the neighbours garden.
6m x 4m Concave Room Ashford
18th December 2018
Garden Studio 6m x 4m including to the right a storage area with a hidden cedar clad door.
Siobhan from Ashford, Kent (October 2018)
Siobhan and her partner wanted to replace their shed at the bottom of the garden with a room. It was to be used as an office/work-space with a storage area alongside. Having 2 kids and also working from home meant that the house was becoming crowded and a little cramped. So, having a separate room at the end of the garden gave her family some much needed space back in the house.
It needed to be well insulated so she can use it all year round without high electricity costs. Lastly they wanted to maximise the amount of natural light coming into the room with clear glazed french doors and windows to the front of the room
As a result we designed this stunning Concave Garden Studio. Having the door to the storage area on the front of the building saved on space in the main office room. Fitting the cedar clad door has also kept the building looking stylish and the room blends in well with the rest of the garden.
The room is left with a laminate floor internally and all walls and ceilings professionally plastered ready to decorate once dry. The shed has OSB on the walls so whilst being trendy it allows hooks and shelves to easily fixed to. Once the build is complete we completely tidy the site keeping disruption to a minimum. The building is also given a wash down with water and the windows and doors cleaned. The cedar cladding can be left to fade back to a natural silver colour. Alternatively you can apply a couple coats of protective oil, which has UV protection and slows down the fading process.
When Matt contacted us he was looking at removing an old shed at the bottom of his garden, that he inherited from his recent house purchase. While wanting to maximise his floor space he was hoping to keep the building looking natural and stylish at the bottom of his garden.
With this in mind we designed this cube room for Matt. The foot print was the same M2 as the old building. We made the front elevation symmetrical which keeps the building looking modern and stylish.
5m x 3m Cube Room Southampton
13th December 2018
Corner Garden Room 5m x 3m, with 1.8m french doors full height side and corner windows.
Charlotte, Eastleigh, Southampton
Charlotte was looking for an extra room to be used as an office, when she came to us she was a bit undecided with the design, but wanted to make the most of the natural light available.
With this mind we offered Charlotte a corner section window and French doors layout. This was incorporated into one of our cube room designs, giving the full benefits from the large glazed frames on the front and the side of the room.
The front decking was to our customers specification allowing easy access into the corner garden room.
Black Garden Room
12th December 2018
Black garden room, with integrated storage area and large shed with hidden composite clad door. 5m x 4.8m size.
Philippe and Veronique from Cricklewood, London (September 2018)
Philippe and Veronique had contacted us when they were looking into the benefits of getting a garden room. This was for their two young girls to use as a study/play room. The challenge here was the access to the garden was solely through the house. The garden room was required to have a low maintenance black composite cladding.
On previous jobs we knew that with our methods of construction and the supplies used for certain aspects of the build, we were more than confident that we could access the rear garden through the house. Without causing any damage to the property or distress to the clients. Working with Veronique who had a keen eye for detail we managed to provide her with the garden room that she had been visioning.
garden office with storage
12th December 2018
Garden office with storage. bespoke 7m x 3m ‘L’ shape, with shed and hidden cedar clad door.
Rob, Bishop’s Stortford ( November 2018)
When rob contacted us about his garden room we discussed about fitting the building in the space around an existing tree. The challenge was to make the room still a usable while not disturbing the existing tree. Rob was great in that he had a clear vision for how he wanted the garden room to look. Last minute changes were to clad the store area horizontally which we think worked out great.
Was to make a garden office with storage from our ‘cube’ range. This unique size and shape uses the available space well and with the hidden cedar door the garden room blends in well with the garden.
Luxury Garden Building
12th December 2018
Luxury Garden Building
5.1m x 3.1m luxury garden building, with french doors and a 1m decking.
Martin, West Sussex ( July 2018)
Martin wanted to make the most of a unused section of his garden, because this space was only been used to store garden furniture and gardening equipment. But above all he wanted the building to be in keeping with the garden and not look imposing.
We were able to fit this modern garden room neatly between the trees in the corner of his garden, as a result this garden room blends in well with its natural surroundings.
Garden Nursery 6m x 3m
12th December 2018
6m x 3m Garden Nursery, with 2m timber decking and rope barrier. Red western cedar clad along with 3m UPVC sliding patio doors.
Mother Goose Nursery, Peckham, London
Mother Goose Nursery were looking at replacing their existing sheds, that they were using as a makeshift classroom. They required a large usable space that would be warm and safe for their children. A large decking area in front of the garden building which would connect to the existing decking.
Therefore our design was a 6m x 3m canopy room, with 3m UPVC sliding doors. We also built a 2m decking in the front of the building, which is linked to the existing decking and kept the rope barrier and kick boards around the perimeter.
Garden Office 4.6mx3m
27th November 2018
4.6m x 3m canopy garden office,
Andrew, from Loanhead Scotland(October 2018)
Andrew was looking to be able to work from home while still feel like he was “at the office”. But not have a structure that was too imposing in his garden.
Was this beautiful cedar clad garden office, which has a reduced canopy and single step to reduce the impact of the building in his garden.
We recieved the following feedback from Andrew:
“I couldn’t have asked for anymore from you or the install team and we are delighted with the finished product.”
Canopy Games Room 4.5mx3m
27th November 2018
4.5m x 3m canopy games room, with a 4.5m x 4m decking
Tony Davis, from Bristol (November 2018)
Tony was researching solutions for a useable room in his garden. It’s primary use is to be as a games and movies room for the children, with his garden been sloped he also wanted to create a usable area to the front of the room, this could be use as a seating space in addition to a possible BBQ space. Following a site visit and chat with Tony Modern garden rooms came up with the following solution:
We provided Tony with this beautiful canopy room, with extra large decking area. We incorporated a horizontal window into the left side of the room to maximise the natural light without compensating on privacy
How a Garden Gym Can Revolutionise Your Training
24th November 2017
Why Having a Garden Gym can Revolutionise your Lifestyle
Whilst we’re a top choice for a new garden office or art studio – one of the most popular uses for our modern garden rooms is that of a garden gym.
With more and more people taking an interest in fitness and their own health, it is an investment in which the returns can be priceless for your health and wellbeing. UK gym membership spending is up by 44%, especially with budget gyms like PureGym and The Gym Group taking the UK by storm. However we’ve found that approximately 60% of the population actually prefer to exercise outside – with 40% of being women.
Let’s be honest – gyms can be pricey in the long-run. Sometimes these spaces of exercise are overwhelming and possibly even intimidating to be around – not to mention finding the time to go to the gym can be daunting in itself. Your own personal gym could be the right answer if you’re after your own equipment, time, privacy and most importantly a space to completely be yourself. No more nasty terms and conditions to surprise you for not going regularly!
If you’re looking to give your fitness levels a boost and revolutionise the way you train, then installing a garden room complete with gym equipment is a fantastic idea. Below we take a look at some of the advantages of your own fabulous modern garden gym, as well as things to consider for your own garden gym:
The privacy is precious
If you’re new to training, it can be particularly embarrassing to exercise in public. Whilst in reality, nobody is really bothered about what you are doing or what you look like, the perception is that everybody is looking at you whilst you are wheezing away on the running machine, red faced with sweat dripping everywhere. You may also be uncomfortable with the communal changing rooms and showers.
Imagine the sheer delight of exercising and building muscle in the comfort and privacy of your own garden gym. With the discomfort and embarrassment banished, you’re free to concentrate on what matters, training and getting fit.
You’ll train more
The external look of your garden room should be both inviting and aesthetically appealing to match with the rest of your house. Garden gyms need to be inviting as remember – a typical gym inspires activity and confidence before a workout which your own garden gym needs to replicate!
Even if you love going to the gym, sometimes it can be difficult to find the time to go. Work, family and your social life can all get in the way and you can easily miss a few weeks training before you’ve even realised it. That’s why a garden gym is so useful. Set in the privacy of your own garden, you don’t need to drive there or make any effort to leave the house. Simply step out into your garden and into your garden gym and start training.
A garden gym will save you money over time
If you currently pay a monthly fee for using a local gym, then you probably paying somewhere between £25 and £50 per month, possibly more. That means you could be paying upwards of £600 per year. Compared to a garden gym, once you’ve factored in the initial cost of purchase, installation and equipment, you then have virtually no ongoing running costs. Within just a handful of years, you’ll actually be saving money every time you train.
It increases your flexibility
Choosing the exact equipment you want in your gym allows you to make excellent use of your own space – and can even result in you exercising more often! When you’re done with a days’ work, putting the kids to bed or need to let off the steam you can ‘nip to the gym’ just a few yards away.
Make it your own studio
Our range of garden rooms has the capacity and atmosphere to suit your workout needs. Having your own garden gym doesn’t have to be all about having the latest fitness machines and weights in there as it’s becoming increasingly popular to diversify how you train in a multitude of different sports and activities. Thanks to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, more and more people are turning to sports like Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo to keep fit, learn self defense and sometimes compete. Often, because of the need for a matted area, you are limited to training at your local gym/dojo. However, with your own garden room, you could easily have this matted and have a home training facility for you, friends and family.
Trying to juggle the demands on life can be a very hard thing to do. Our garden gyms are quick to install and customisable, which means you can get furnishing right away. One of the best ways to use your space optimally is to carefully plan and your garden rooms’ features during the design process. This allows for forward planning and can even save you from buying unnecessary equipment/add-ons in the long run.
The main key to creating your garden gym is to carefully consider the following:
After careful consideration of the kind of garden room you want – the next thing you’re probably going to think about is the exercise apparatus you’re going to install. With garden rooms being relatively small in height compared to other rooms in your home, machines like treadmills may be an issue.
The flooring and walls you choose will highly determine what equipment you install. Many garden room owners love wall-to-wall glass, however this can limit your placement of equipment (though might not be a huge concern to other owners) if you’re after a fair amount of privacy. Your flooring needs to be well thought out if you intend to do more weight training, so selecting specially made rubber gym matting can make a huge difference to the quality and life of your flooring.
Your motivation levels
You need to realistically ask yourself if you can fit time around your busy schedule to make use of your own gym. If you find that going to a gym with others doesn’t fit around your work-life pattern then a garden room gym is highly recommended to combat this problem.
One of the main benefits of having your own gym is knowing you have everything you need in the comfort of your own home to maintain your physique and improve on your fitness, eliminating any need to consider joining a local gym, as well as travelling to and fro.
Installing gym equipment is just one part of the equation when it comes to making your garden room gym feel like one. We encourage you to really think about the space as a whole, the wall colouring, decor, flooring and everything else to the last detail.
You want your space to be inviting and give you a sense of motivation to walk in and exercise. Coming home to a garden room with drab interiors doesn’t inspire much confidence. We also recommend using your current garden design around your garden room to help it blend in with the rest of the home, promoting synergy in your home design.
The Interior Design
A garden room is alife-long investment. Should you ever wish to sell your property then a garden room will also add considerable value to a potential buyer. By keeping your garden room gym design up to date, inviting and feel like a workout space. But you should also consider and be flexible towards change – maybe it can double up as a guest room or turn into a new play room if you intend to start a family.
Utility and Ventilation
Even though this isn’t the first thing that comes to mind, it is in fact one of the most important aspects when designing your garden room. Should you decide to use it as a garden room gym, you will need to consider your lighting, heating and placement of sockets.
To avoid untidy cable runs we generally build sockets into the floor. A common form of lighting our customers ask for are spotlights with multiple circuits (as to dim/light up some parts of the garden room) – due to their lack of heat generation. They are also a beneficial form of energy saving functions.
Sound systems are popular in modern day gyms as they inspire motivation and provide a ‘workout atmosphere’. It is worth discussing with our designers if you’d like recessed speakers or installation of a TV. You can also discuss the possibility of installing a shower/toilet and changing rooms should you wish to make your space.
If you would like to have your own garden gym or would simply like a discussion about what we can offer then don’t hesitate to contact us for help on 01423 603026 or email [email protected]
5m x 3m canopy room “I just wanted to add that the construction process was seamless and thoroughly professional. Rob and Lewis were an absolute delight to have around, put workers everywhere to shame and did it all with a sense of humour and kind consideration for us. I can’t praise them highly enough. The building itself will be linked up to the electricity supply today….but it seems to me that so far the quality of the materials and the finished product matches the lads who built it - excellent.”
5m x 4m canopy room The garden room is complete and we are very pleased with it. Lewis & Sam have carried out a first class build and it was a pleasure having them around and watching proper tradesman work - top job!”
“Mike, Jonny just a quick email to say how pleased we are with the garden room. The whole process from initial contact to completion was first class. Please pass on our thanks to Rob and his team - their workmanship was excellent and nothing was too much trouble. A job very well done thank you.”
“From start to finish it was a pleasure to work with you guys. You have a straightforward, good product which you sell well (loved all the diagrams you sent at the start) and then when it goes up it looks fab. The boys had great attention to detail and the finish is top notch. Rob and Harry were brilliant and it was a pleasure to have them working hard in my garden over 3 weeks. They were super tidy, were polite about my tea and coffee, worked really hard and always came up with a good solution to any problems that arose. A can do attitude is always so much appreciated by us customers and they had that in spades!”
8m x 11.5m border room Hi Rob, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your hard work on the project! It was a real pleasure working with and knowing you. You were extremely professional from day one and very accommodating - a true gentleman. The quality of work was impressive and if you yourself ever needed a personal recommendation for any potential clients please feel free to let me know - I will be happy to take the time to speak with them. I wish you the very best of luck for the future. Please make sure to keep safe when you go riding. You have been a good man to have work on the building and I cant thank you enough.