Garden rooms offer a stylish and functional variation of a glazed building.
We are often asked the question, “What is the difference between a garden room, a conservatory and an orangery?” Generally all of these buildings constitute a “garden room”, but we define it as a semi-glazed building with a tiled roof.
Like conservatories or orangeries, garden rooms boast a high roofline with plenty of glazed aspects. Garden rooms can make some of the most exciting builds and are often the most efficient due to the vast insulation benefits held within their roofs and floors.
Life & Living
A timber garden room can be an incredibly versatile space; perfect as a bright and comfortable living room for relaxing and socialising whatever the season. Its design means it will be shaded and airy in summer, yet warm and welcoming in winter.
Bright and spacious with stunning views of the garden, a garden room is ideal for incorporating your kitchen. In fact many of our clients have chosen the unique architecture a garden room provides as the perfect place for an extended kitchen.
Dining rooms are also an ideal use; imagine the pleasure of dining al fresco whatever the weather. A warm summer’s evening with the large doors folded back, unspoilt by the threat of summer showers.
Versatile in purpose, a garden room can be enjoyed by all the family.
Whatever you think you are going to use it for, they generally become the most used room in the house.
Design & Style
It can be difficult to envisage what may be possible to complement your home. We understand your concerns, therefore we always try to give you an understanding of what a new garden room may look like.
We understand this is a big decision, a big investment; and the importance of getting it right.
A stunning feature of a garden room is the glazing that spans into the apex of the roof. Large vertical glazing to the gables will flood the room with light and give design interest. The roof may also feature glazing; increasing light to the room considerably, emphasising vaulted ceilings and increasing the ‘wow’ factor!
Large timber doors opening to the garden will provide full height views, ventilation and open access, emphasising the close relationship with the garden, and resulting in a covered space that creates a joyful illusion of sitting in the garden.
Customers frequently ask, “How about including a real open fire or log burner?” Building an open fire and chimney gives the feeling of warmth in the colder months with flames flickering on a winter’s evening, as well as adding another dimension and flamboyancy to your new room.
The design of a garden room should reflect that of the existing building. The proportions must be complementary to the existing architecture: an oversized garden room could dwarf the house but, if designed and executed correctly, it will be a desirable edition to the home.
Careful choice of colour of paint is essential, consistent with the colours of the existing building appointments, matching window and door. Roof tile colour and texture must also match precisely with exiting roofs.
Incredibly practical, garden rooms suit a period property more than a conservatory or a flat-roofed/lanterned orangery would; creating a more interesting roofline.