It’s the stuff of childhood dreams, and these fun loving clients decided to invest in a family games room with enough space for a 7ft pool table!
Our clients had a very clear idea of what they wanted in a room, with the primary focus being on to have enough space to fit (and play on) a 7ft pool table that had been pre ordered. When building a room for this use, considerations have to be made to ensure that there’s enough space for players to extend their cue, without jabbing walls. In fact, our original design had to be tweaked just one week before the build to provide an extra 400mm of playing space.
Maximum natural light
The 4m, 4 panel bifold doors dominate the front of the family games room, and on a warm summers day will allow the space to open up into the garden for a fabulous BBQ games zone!
Two more slimline floor to ceiling windows were added either side of the large central panels, to ensure that the ends of the room were as light as the middle and that there would be a good view from any seating either end of the pool table.
A small high level window was added to the rear elevation, to provide ventilation on days when the front doors would be closed. It also allows for a nice through breeze when all the doors are open.
Larch was chosen as the primary material for cladding the family games room. Where Western Red Cedar has been very popular for many years, Larch is now starting to be the wood of choice, due to the fact that it doesn’t fade upon UV exposure as dramatically (and often unevenly) as Cedar. Larch is already 3/4 of the way to its final colour shade when it is built with and requires less oiling to prevent fade.
Because the games room was positioned at the rear of the garden facing forward, it’s hard to see how much depth there is. This 3D animated design gives you a better idea of how the dimensions look. The building is 8.2m wide x 3.7 deep x 2.5m high.