This garden room with shower in Barnet is a great example of designing a building as large as possible without needing to obtain building control approval, which is just under a 30 square meter building footprint.
The client brief was for a TV and games room which was also to double up as a guest space. They had a good idea of what they wanted to achieve, and by a collaborative design process the design evolved to fit their budget.
When we first visited the site, the ground was on three levels. Prior to our works beginning, the client had the ground levelled, and also had waste and water pipes run to site. This was carried out by a landscape contractor, and we were happy to liaise with them, visiting site twice during their works to ensure the ground was prepared correctly.
A hardstanding was created for the garden room so we only had to create small pad foundation points on which to raise the building.
Privacy for family and guests
In order for the games room to also work as an overnight guest space, a shower room and WC were installed. In this picture you can see the door to the shower room on the right hand side. Find out more about our shower rooms here.
For year round comfort, a climate control unit to both heat and cool the space was included in the design. Double sided mirror tint was added to the windows to allow their future guests some privacy, and also makes the room private for the family when they’re relaxing in the evenings.
External up and down lights were installed to the front of the garden room which added a lovely glow to the cedar at night. The building was finished with a mix of Western Red Cedar and complimented with a fashionable slate grey render, the colour of which was reflected in the composite decking chosen by the client.