Client Name

Mr Cleaver




Garden Office


External dimensions - 5m by 3.7m
Internal space - 14.4m2
Storage space - 2.8m2


This client like so many households needed additional room for general purpose, office use and storage. And, as with many of us, there was an area at the bottom of the garden that could be utilised with relative impunity. Creating a room with adequate usable wall space yet plenty of glazing to give a spacious light feel dictated the design.


Though the photos do not show it, the bottom of this garden was angled which created dead space at the back of the studio. To minimise impact on the rest of the garden, maintain balance and create the storage space required, we designed a studio to sit in line with the side boundary with an integral storage area filling the gap to the rear. Access to the storage was external, accessible down the right side of the studio. A corner glazed design was chosen which internally creates a sunny spacious area overlooking the garden as well as a corner of the room with usable wall space that is ideal for desks, shelving etc. Incidentally, because our studios are constructed from SIPs (structured insulated panels) and these solid highly robust solid walls are ideal for securing shelves, hang pictures etc. Detailed information about the structure and thermal qualities of SIPs can be found on our website. We offer many finishes including polymer render (in various colours) natural stone or solid wood cladding. For this build our clients chose our popular Red Western Cedar cladding having it covering the two most visible sides of the building, including the storage door. It is an extremely robust kiln dried FSC wood with a beautifully fine even grain. It can be oiled annually or left to silver and is otherwise maintenance free. The frames here are anthracite grey powder coated aluminium with toughened A-rated double glazing. The floor looks like solid wood but is actually our hard wearing v groove laminate, which comes with a 25 year residential warranty. Overall this space is a multi-functional stylish addition to the house and garden.