Client Name

Mr and Mrs Bolger


North London


Garden Studio


5m by 3m


Many professionals are choosing to work from home. This client, a beauty therapist specialising in laser treatment, wished to create her own salon in a relatively unused area of their garden between a large tree and the garage. As part of this build requirement the helix studio was linked to the garage by means of addition roofing and an external door and a toilet and kitchenette were needed within the studio.


For any building incorporating a toilet or where waste water drainage is required, building consent is necessary, with inspections carried out at several key stages in construction. Our associates, qualified to inspect and sign off such works on behalf of the local council, oversaw the build. Drainage for this studio was not straightforward but our highly experienced construction team ensured work was completed without compromise to design or regulation.
To maximise both natural light and a sense of space, the design incorporated glazed side panels and beautiful bifolds that open out into the garden. All frames were in powder coated aluminium with polished chrome furniture and high security 5-point locking. The high performance double glazing of toughened glass, together with the structurally insulated panel construction of floor walls and roof (polyurethane SIPs - U value = 0.21 w/m2 k insulation) ensured an incredibly thermally efficient room, requiring minimal energy to tweak the ambient temperature. This was an important factor for our client who needed to provide the perfect environment for her clients whilst controlling the running costs of the business.
Our Canadian sourced FSC cladding in western red cedar adds further insulation to the building. This kiln dried wood with its golden hues and even grain, will not warp or swell and has anti-fungal properties that protect it against mildew. Internally, smooth white walls, eight double power sockets, six internal and four external recessed down lights, high quality 8mm wood laminate flooring (excellent for high traffic areas and easy to clean) and a fitted sink with units and work top, completed this beauty studio.