The Orchard Garden Room

An office with 2 workstations and integrated shed storage

An office with 2 workstations and integrated shed storage

When Emma and Adam approached us to build their Garden Room we were tasked with building it in an acute angled corner of the garden. Fortunately this was not a problem as we specialise in building made to measure Garden Rooms.

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.

Build

First of all an existing wooden pergola had to be removed which then cleared the site for us to progress. See our Projects page for full construction details.

2 person workstation

Wireless internet

External soffit lighting

2 separate windows to enable adequate ventilation

Room for the Spin Bike

Separate shed storage

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. Adam and Emma wanted to maximise as much natural light as possible so we incorporated in the front elevation, a pair of French doors complimented either side by a window with a top opening sash to offer ventilation. Anthracite grey fascia and soffit boards were fitted to finish the roof line and match the doors and windows.

As there was adequate facility to do so, we dug a soakaway trench to carry rainwater away from the Garden Room.

Electrics

For the office we fitted 5 double sockets as well as a 2 kw heater and wifi extender. We installed 6 ceiling downlights.

As part of the build we incorporated some shed/ storage space. The shed is accessed through a door on the front elevation. The back elevation of the Garden Room is longer than the front so when you enter the shed it splays open towards the back to offer ample storage.

For the shed we fitted 2 double sockets and 2 ceiling downlights. Externally, we fitted 4 soffit downlights.

Flooring

Emma and Adam chose an oak laminate for the office. Laminate is a very practical choice of flooring for a Garden Room due to its durable and hard wearing properties.

Lastly we fitted and painted the skirting board to complete.

Extras

During the build Adam and Emma asked if we could install a 2 person workstation. We were happy to accommodate their request.

Pete built us a bespoke garden room with a concealed side shed unit. We couldn’t be happier with the garden room and shed now they are complete, the finish (internally and externally) are of a very high quality and look fantastic – Pete is a real perfectionist and no detail was overlooked. Pete worked so hard (come rain or shine!) to get our garden room completed on time and to such an impressive standard. Pete is really friendly too, we all missed seeing him on a daily basis when he was finished! He worked to budget and was a pleasure to deal with. We couldn’t recommend Pete enough and are already earmarking other projects…

Needs

A home office for 2 with separate storage for the garden tools and golf clubs.

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Outcome

A functioning 2 people office with an area for the spin bike and adequate storage.