The Firwood Garden Room

A home office and occasional place to relax

A home office and occasional place to relax

Our clients, Rosie and Tom, on The Firwood, commissioned us to install a Garden Room at the end of their garden. Their garden narrows to a wedge shape and they asked us to build a Garden Room to make maximum use of the area. There are a few established trees in this area which were left undisturbed so the shape and size of the Garden Room was determined by this factor.

We had several meetings prior to commencement of the project to discuss their options, needs and vision. Once we were all clear on that vision we were in a position to begin the work. With a steady supply of tea and biscuits we set about bringing the vision to life.

With the shape of the garden and proximity of the trees we constructed a solid base that was 5 metres wide on the front elevation narrowing to 3 metres on the back elevation forming a slight wedge shape leaving ample space around the perimeter to access the compost heap and log store to the rear.


We like to work as efficiently as possible when building a Garden Room and this is evident from the start with our floor construction. See our Projects page for full construction details.

The base was constructed using a threaded rod and concrete pile system. The floor frame was manufactured from 75 mm x 100 mm treated timber and the wall frame structure was manufactured using 45 mm x 95 mm treated timber. The roof was manufactured using 125 mm x 45 mm treated timber.

The Firwood Garden Room (Exterior 1)

French doors and windows to let in lots of natural light

2 kW heater

EPDM rubber roof with 25 year warranty

Interior and exterior downlights

Direct armoured internet cable

External finish

On the back and side elevations we fitted anthracite grey James Hardieplank cladding and on the front elevation we fitted Western red cedar.

Tom and Rosie wanted to maximise as much natural light as possible so we incorporated a pair of French doors with windows either side to the front elevation.
Anthracite grey fascia and soffit boards were fitted to finish the roof line and match the doors to compliment the red cedar further still.

We installed a 100 litre water butt to carry away rain water from the roof. This also serves as an efficient means to water the garden plants.


The Firwood has 6 double sockets as well as a 2 kw heater and an armoured data cable to enable uninterrupted internet access. Internally we installed 6 ceiling downlights and externally we installed 4 downlights in the soffit. All electrics in our Garden Rooms are installed by a qualified and certified electrician.


We discussed flooring options. Rosie and Tom chose an oak laminate.
Laminate is a very practical choice of flooring for a Garden Room due to its durability to be hardwearing.

Lastly, we fitted the skirting board and decorated accordingly to complete.

We are absolutely delighted with our garden room built by Pete at PMG Garden Rooms and his team. Pete designed and built a bespoke building to fit perfectly in an odd corner of the garden. He was reliable, professional and extremely hardworking – he completed the project in the estimated time and the attention to detail on the finish is second to none. Pete and Ant are really nice people, tidy up after themselves and we totally trusted their recommendations. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend PMG to anyone looking for a smart, multi purpose building for their garden.


An office for 2 people and room for an ample sofa.

The Firwood Garden Room (Exterior 4)The Firwood Garden Room (Exterior 15)


A practical office that offers work/life separation with an area for a sofa to relax.