Why have windows on one or two sides, when you can have windows on three?


This garden office and chill out space in Lewes has views of the garden from three angles. A mixture of window types adorn the rear, front and right elevations – which not only provides lots of light but leaves all options open for positioning of furniture.

The site pre-build

A scruffy and underused corner of the back garden, crying out for a new lease of life!

Access was a real challenge for this build. In fact, we had to bring all of our materials and equipment in over the next door neighbours fence! We heard reports in the Vivid Green office that the installation team weren’t overjoyed! I’m sure all of the lifting kept them warm though, as the build took place during a frosty three weeks in March.

The design

The garden office design our client opted for was a 6m x 5m rectangular shape, with a mixture of sliding patio doors, full length windows and one high level window to the rear. As you can see in this animation below, there is no extended overhang and a minimal section of composite decking.

Bespoke is best

When there’s lots of glass in a building, there’s also a need for privacy. These fully fitted bespoke integral aluminium blinds actually sit within the recess of the window rather than protruding out into the room. Their slimline design keeps the design modern and uncluttered and they let through loads of natural light when they are open.

Another benefit is the great effect on the solar gain in your room, the sun beating on your glass can heat the room up very quickly and a set of blinds will stop this almost completely. Find out more about our blinds here.

The finished build

A simple, bright and multifunctional space with plenty of electrical sockets – a garden room fit for use as a modern workspace. We always say that it’s better to put more sockets in to start with than you think you’ll need, rather than to try and add them after. A single panel heater on the wall keeps the building comfortable year round.

For a free site survey, or just a chat about your idea contact us here.