Garden Room

The brief was for a Wendy house, that could grow with the children. This building is big enough to become a teenage den and then possibly a summerhouse (if the kids ever move out). The other important part of the design, was minimal maintenance.

So I created a building made of Douglas fir, as it does not need to be treated with timber preservative. It has a tin roof, so it does not need regular re-felting, and has a "shepherds hut " feel about it. As a traditional building material, corrugated iron is often preferred by the planners, and should last 30yrs.

The roof is insulated and it would not take much to do the same to the walls and make it more usable in cold weather.

The walls are painted with a white wood stain inside, not to preserve the wood, but to reflect the light and make it brighter.

The fascia is cut to match the property and gives it a much more permanent feel than a shed.

The verdict of the kids? Wow can we have tea in it mum?..... I think that's positive then.

This building is a adult chill out zone, away from the kids. Made again out of Douglas fir , it has more space inside and houses a full size double sofa bed. Perfect  for unexpected guests and escaping!

Placed on an existing deck, this summer house still leaves room for a table and chairs outside, but you can make the most of the double folding doors if the weather turns inclement. Painted in wood stain, it stands out against the foliage. 

Period Doors

This Solid Oak door is made using hand made rose headed nails and hinges. I copied the original faithfully, sourcing new ironmongery and leaded window to fulfil the brief.


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