If space is not of a premium, a garden studio can solve multiple needs.
This L shaped garden office and family room keeps the whole family happy and the main home less cluttered.
This animated video shows you the garden studio in situ within the clients rectangular back garden as well as a good 360 view of the building plan.
The front left corner of the building is a modern office, and the rear of the building is a spacious family room where the client’s teenagers can relax and spend time with their friends away from the dangers of London’s streets. The composite decking area makes for a perfect outdoor extension to the space. The client chose a grey shade of decking to match the anthracite grey aluminium door and window frames.
Inclusion of a WC and basin means that the space works independently from the house, or even as an overnight guest space when family and friends come to visit. Drainage was simple to install.
Application for planning permission
Although the building is within the permitted developments limit of 30sqm without legally requiring planning permission, on occasion, when selling a property, the buyers solicitors can request evidence of planning permission. This is a simple process, which Vivid Green handled on the clients behalf prior to commencing with the garden studio build.
The client opted for underfloor heating which is often more energy efficient than traditional radiators, and keeps the wall space clear. The heating is both touchscreen and thermostatically controlled. It can also be fully programmed.
Western Red Cedar was chosen to clad the sides of the building visible from the house, and cement particle board painted in grey weather shield paint was used on the rear. This is because it is close to a boundary fence and necessary to stay within fire regulations. (It also cuts down on cladding costs!)