Project Specification


Relaxation and storage


6m x 3.5m


Esher, Surrey

External Finish

Western Red Cedar



A plan as straight as a dart...

Our client had a fairly clear idea of what she wanted. We like to help and advise clients to get the best from garden space. A garden consultation meeting is set up to put discuss options and formalise ideas from the start.
In this case, the client went on to make a few tweaks. For example, the original design had decking to the left elevation, which we then decided might be too close to the flower borders, as they were still fairly immature and future growth would obscure the building. Therefore, we removed the decking from the design and left an open, gravel-filled space for the plants to spill out onto. 
In the end, our design team discussed three designs and the client settled on their preferred – this 6m x 3.5m design.

As straight as a dart…

To the right-hand side of the main room, we included a narrow storage area. As the garden room was to replace the shed (as many of our projects), it was essential to provide a space to store garden furniture, games and tools. As you’ll also see – the narrow shape of the storage area works perfectly well as somewhere to practice darts!

Originally the storage area would extend to the back of the garden studio, but by limiting it to approx 3/4 of the depth, we had space for a high-level window which brought even more light (highlighted with yellow circle below).

Inside-out feeling

Inside-out feeling

To achieve a light and airy feeling we went for a narrow overhang and two slimmer vertical windows on the left elevation of the garden room. Which made sense, to ensure that the client could see as much of their gorgeous garden as possible!

Slimline aluminium framed bifold doors opened up the whole space – making it a calming place to work or handy extra space for entertaining guests.


External chrome up-and-down lights were added to the exterior with a security sensor, and a single slimline panel heater was added to the interior to ensure comfortable use year-round.

LED spotlights kept the interior minimalist and modern, and dimmer switches enabled the client to create the perfect ambience day or night.

The building was clad in our natural finish sustainable Western Red Cedar (check out our cladding options here).
The client opted for hardwearing laminate indoors and a composite decking outdoors.

We think the angular modern design suits the garden perfectly and the entire setup makes for a perfect space to relax and entertain during the summer months.


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