Oxfordshire Case Study


This Oxfordshire lodge is situated just on the edge of the Thames. Large glass sliding doors allow the lodge to open up giving the owners a place to sit and relax while they look out onto the Oxfordshire countryside. This lodge has been beautifully finished internally, greys and whites give a minimalistic finish and the choice of lighting creates a welcoming feel. Casement windows to the lounge area not only let in light but really become a distinctive feature to this build. The same wall is also a feature wall with the jar light fittings and a simple but effective wallpaper. It almost seems like the greenery from outside is creeping through, it is a beautiful effect. The lodge is a large size, measuring 8.0m x 7.0m the lounge/kitchen area has an internal size of 20.94m2 giving plenty of room for movement, as you can see in the images, there is a lot of open space, the owner will be adding a coffee table to the living room which will fit nicely in front of the larger sofa.

Our Garden Lodges take just a few weeks to construct, weather permitting a build can be finished within a month from the start date, this is capable due to our construction method using SIPs panels. SIPs are a recognised building material used around the world, due to their construction they have great insulation and offer excellent airtightness values keeping the lodge cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Most lodges do not require planning permission as they can be constructed under permitted development, in certain circumstance planning may be required.

Garden Lodges finish the building i.e. finished in matt white emulsion, kitchen and shower fitted, downlighters. Garden Lodges also makes sure that the building is cleaned and the site is tidy, so it seems like the building has always been there. For our customers here it was the perfect template to put their own spin on the lodge and make it their own.

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Luke, I am your FIRE (pit)!

Yes, everyone who’s watched Star Wars will be familiar with the proper line.

We saw these fire pits online and thought they were just so unique, we just had to share them, especially with all you Star Wars fans!

These individually handmade fire pits complement any Garden Lodge and make an ideal addition outside your Man Cave, making it a ‘Super’ Man Cave (or Super Villain Cave) . . .

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The pits are the work of UK-based company (go UK!) Burned by Design, which is run by British welder Alex Dodson, who creates incredible one-off steel fire pits and burners with his bare hands. You can order your very own online from £270.

But the mask of Darth Vader is not the only infamous movie character you’ll recognise – try your hand at these!

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We’re on the Green Art blog – ‘Trend-setting Garden Design’

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From the Blog: Inside and out

The first is the merging of inside and outside; the flow from the house to the garden using the same materials to create an extension of the home outside. We’re seeing a real increase in demand for outdoor kitchens,garden gyms and garden offices as testament to this. Whether this involves new, purpose built buildings or dedicated open garden areas depends on the scope and ambition of the project (or client).

Not only new, but also older, existing re-purposed structures can form part of the extension of the home to outside. The Grottage is the latest conversion of the often redundant, cluttered garage into a garden room that can be a clever, low cost alternative to a purpose-built building.

Read the full Trend-setting Garden Design blog on the Green Art website.

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BBC World Service – listen from your garden room, not your shed.

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The BBC World Service TV advert takes outdoor living to a whole new level!

However the chilly-looking listener could do with an upgrade from a draughty shed to a contemporary garden room which is fully insulated and comes with all the mod-cons.

Watch the BBC World Service television advert here.

What’s included in our garden rooms?

Remember, our garden rooms are not sheds. The way our garden rooms are constructed is more akin to building a timber framed house. Besides, SIP panels are recognised as a standard form of construction and are widely used for many types of domestic building, including houses.

Our Features and Options section will give you all the specifications about our garden buildings, right at your fingertips. To mention a few great reasons for you to build with us:

  • Built to last. Our garden rooms come with a 10-year structural warranty.
  • Insulated and warm all year round with our SIPs (Structurally Insulated Pannels), which are specifically designed for your garden room, office or studio. This means you can comfortably use your heated garden room in winter and it won’t cost you the earth in energy bills!
  • You have a say in the interior and exterior design throughout. All our garden buildings are built to your needs.
  • All our garden buildings come fully fitted and finished, so we’re the only people you need.
  • We also have a highly skilled team of office staff who are on hand to help and advise you every step of the way.

I’m afraid dinosaurs, protesters, divers and scary dolls are not included with our Garden Lodges.

Interested?

If you’re looking to build a garden room, download our brochure today or give us a call on 0800 043 4821 to discuss your project. Also, check out our exclusive Garden Lodges offers.

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We’re in Period Ideas Magazine – June 2016 Issue

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Look out for our Modena Garden Lodge advert in the June issue of the Period Ideas magazine, on sale soon! Our advert has a special offer code of the Modena Garden Lodge, so don’t forget to use it.

We also feature in the Garden Buildings Q&A section in the May issue and have an online profile on the Period Ideas website.

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Garden Lodge South West London

 

In the back of this London home, in an attractive suburb sits this wonderfully styled Garden Lodge with recessed doors and a slight overhang creating an interesting shape to the build. The customers have a small decked area to the front of the lodge, giving enough space to walk around the front of the lodge, all the way up to the far side where the storage room is located.

The storage room at the far end has an internal space of 3.42m2 this is a great space to keep garden equipment, or any outdoor equipment.

The lodge looks onto the back of the house and is to be used as extra space for the children and as an office when required.

Our garden studios take just a few weeks to construct, weather permitting a build can be finished within a month from the start date, this is capable due to our construction method using SIPs panels. The lodge does not require planning permission due to its size. The lodge is built on top of concrete pad foundations, then on top of that, timber bearers and sips panels constructed at our warehouse are placed on top. The SIPs panels are are custom made for each build at our warehouse then transported to site.

The interior of the build is finished in matt white emulsion, with chrome down lights, polished chrome double power sockets and wood laminate flooring. All electrics are installed and tested by us. We always make sure to clear our on-site rubbish, as well as give the new garden room a good clean before handing over the keys.

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We’re on the Garden Room Guide

Our Verona Garden Lodge has featured on the Garden Room Guide.
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Save nearly £7,000 on this Garden Lodge

Garden Lodges are running a special offer on their Verona Garden Lodge which could save you nearly £7,000. We’ll let them tell you more about the offer:

Special Offer: 15% off The Verona Garden Lodge

Imagine yourself relaxing in this stunning contemporary Garden Lodge. Was £46,511, now £39,535 inc VAT. No planning permission required!

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View our article on the Garden Room Guide website.

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Garden Lodge Aylesbury

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This garden lodge in Aylesbury, is being used as an art studio. The customer has placed a veneer on top of the wooden flooring installed by us to give a faux tiled flooring to the garden lodge, this is here as personal preference and to protect the original flooring. The space inside the lodge is large at a size of 17.46m2

 

The customers decided against having decking added to the lodge for now, if you would like to see examples of this please view some of our previous builds. The customers are going to construct steps in the future to get in and out of the lodge.

 

This particular lodge has a storage room at the far end, with an internal space of 5.51m2 this is a great space to keep garden equipment, or any outdoor equipment.

 

Our garden studios take just a few weeks to construct, weather permitting a build can be finished within a month from the start date, this is capable due to our construction method using SIPs panels. The lodge does not require planning permission due to its size. The lodge is built on top of concrete pad foundations, then on top of that, timber bearers and sips panels constructed at our warehouse are placed on top. The SIPs panels are are custom made for each build at our ware house then transported to site.

 

The interior of the build is finished in matt white emulsion, with chrome down lights, polished chrome double power sockets and wood laminate flooring. All electrics are installed and tested by us. We always make sure to clear our on-site rubbish, as well as give the new garden room a good clean before handing over the keys.

 

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