For this garden office destined to be used by a Writer and Presenter, a large sweeping site allowed multiple possibilities to be pondered – each with their own merits.
It is not uncommon to give due consideration to the location of a garden room or office. The position depends on many factors, although the size or shape of a garden can often dictate the ideal spot.
The list of things we normally discuss with customers is quite comprehensive, ranging from distance from the main dwelling and site boundaries, views both from and toward the garden room, as well as proximity to trees. We also discuss orientation which has an effect on daylight and heat from the sun entering the space.
In Suffolk we helped to work through the list of options for each of the possible locations, of which there were four possible spots, that we first narrowed down to two. The option furthest from the house would have offered a pleasing outlook, nestled under tall pines, however at certain times of year would have been showered with grenade-sized pine cones.
As part of the design process, we were able to offer a series of 3D visualisations which aided in deciding where the office would go. The main property on the site benefits from large panels of full-height glazing to all sizes, so it was important that the view towards the garden office was carefully considered.
The office itself allows our customer the ideal balance of privacy, security and views – being orientated to face the main glazing away from the house, but with slim windows positioned to create enough visual connection back to the property.
“From day one, things were super easy. I loved the design, but the guys made tweaking it to my exact requirements a doddle. The installation team were great and the finished product is not just great to look at, but great to work in. It’s quiet, warm, secure, and a fantastic stylish addition to the garden.”
The Aspect design with timber cladding and aluminium windows all in black sits in harmony with the main house, being a modern timber-framed property of distinctive black and white materials. In addition to the standard specification, Velux roof lights with rain sensors were added, bringing more natural light and an open, spacious feeling to the interior – perfect for allowing the imagination to roam.