New Garden Lodge built in Brighton

 

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Width: 5.00m
Depth: 4.00m
Height: 2.49m
Internal Height: 2.07m
External Area: 20m2

The stylish Lodge sat in the corner of the garden to a lovely Brighton home is being used for extra space and a bit of office space. Finished with vertically placed Western Red Cedar gives a rustic but modern style to the annexe and it compliments the space nicely. The large doors and windows on the front of the lodge allow for plenty of light to fill the room, also giving more of a connection to the outside space.

The inside of the lodge has been painted in white, decorated by the customer with a minimal style glass coffee table and desk and some lovely cream coloured sofas which really add to the contemporary feel of the build and helps to give it a modern feel.

Concrete pad foundations are first installed, on top of that timber bearers holds up the structurally insulated panels or SIPs, make up the shell of the garden building. The SIPs panels provide superior thermal performance which will last the life span of the building, and be cheaper to heat then a standard brick build.

The rubber EPDM-lined roof is installed at a slight pitch to allow for drainage,and the windows and doors are fitted. Finally the walls are fully plastered and painted with a matt white emulsion and the floor is fitted. light fittings are installed and electrics which is all tested. We clear the on-site rubbish as well as a clean before the keys are handed over.

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Garden Room with bathroom

Width: 6.20m
Depth: 3.10m
Height: 2.49m
Internal Height: 2.07m
External Area: 19.22m2

We’ve recently completed a Garden Room in West Sussex for a customer who wanted to have an extra guest bedroom conveniently in their back garden. The 19.22m2 Garden Studio is spacious enough to fit in a double bed, storage and a small table and chairs.

There is also an en-suite bathroom, complete with a double shower, toilet and wash basin.
The customer favoured the natural look of wood so chose our Western Red Cedar timber cladding for the exterior of the Garden Room.

As standard our prices also include laminate flooring, fully plastered and decorated walls, plus white skirting boards. For a modern look, the customer chose chrome downlights to be fitted within the interior and exterior of the Garden Building, which is connected to a dimmer switch.

The new Garden Room took just over 4 weeks to complete, where we looked after every aspect, from the design, foundations to the final interior decoration and installing the shower and sink.

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Modern Garden Room built in Dorset

Garden Room in Dorset

Width: 4.90m
Depth: 3.00m
Height: 2.49m
Internal Height: 2.07m
External Area: 14.7m2

Our wonderful customers from Dorset wanted to achieve a stylishly simple Garden Room with high-quality finishes, to be used as an extra flexible space to the main home. To get this look, they chose our popular Western Red Cedar exterior finish, with a matching decked area for them to sit out on and use in the summer months.

Inside the Garden Room they wanted a sleek and modern finish, so they chose our contemporary grey laminate flooring colour and chrome downlights, switches and plug sockets. To achieve the look of expensive aluminium frame windows and doors without the high price tag, we advised to choose our grey UPVC option, cutting the cost significantly.

Overall, the Garden Studio took just 4 weeks to construct and didn’t require planning permission, due to its height and overall size. Concrete pad foundations are installed first, where the structurally insulated panels (SIPs), which make up the shell of the Garden Building, are fitted on top of timber bearers.

The flat rubber EPDM-lined roof is then installed at a slight degree pitch to allow for rainwater drainage, and the windows and doors are fitted. Finally the walls are fully plastered and painted in matt white emulsion and the flooring is fitted. The electric and light fittings are also installed and tested. We always make sure to clear our on-site rubbish away, as well as give the new Garden Room a good clean before handing over the keys.

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Lovely working environment… On a Sunny Day

We were delighted to hear that our customers are enjoying their garden room on a sunny day! They even shared a photograph with us on Twitter.

Our Garden offices with bi-fold glazing offer a light and airy working environment throughout the summer.

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Garden Studio with bathroom built in West London

Stunning Garden Studio built in London
Stunning Garden Studio built in London

Garden Studio
Width: 4.90m
Depth: 6.10m
Height: 2.49m
External Area: 29.89m2

This recently completed Garden Studio in West London ticks all the right boxes for flexible use. A space for an office, relaxation area, en-suite shower room and also a storage room too. Complete with a pressure treated decked area at the front of the Garden Studio, perfect for sitting and catching the summer sun throughout the day.

The Garden Studio took around 4 weeks to complete, where we looked after all aspects of the build – Including the concrete slab foundations, construction and glazing, right through to the plastering, flooring and decoration. We even installed the electricity, bathroom suite, as well as connected up to the mains water and drainage system.

As the customer wanted a shower and toilet installed, this Garden Room required building regulations to be signed off by build control. The customer also chose to upgrade to engineered oak flooring which was laid in the living and bathroom areas.

Features such as aluminium bi-folding doors, a matching roof trim and natural Western Red Cedar timber cladding complete the modern look. Our customers are delighted with their new Garden Room. Scroll below to see our video, floor plan and more images…

Watch our latest video of this finished Garden Studio:

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Garden Studio floor plan:

Garden room with toilet floor plan
Garden Room with toilet & storage area floor plan
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Multi-Use Garden Office built in Hertfordshire

Flat roof Garden Office built by Garden Lodges
Flat roof Garden Office built by Garden Lodges

Garden Office
Width: 3.36m
Depth: 4.66m
Height: 2.49m
External Area: 15.65m2

A Garden Office suitable for a multitude of uses and doesn’t require planning permission were the main aims for the Muggleton family in Hertfordshire. So we designed a 15.65m2 Garden Room with a flat roof design and UPVC glazing, under 2.49m in height.

The Garden Room will be used as an office during the weekdays, so internet connection was vital. At weekends the Garden Room becomes a hangout for the Muggleton’s teenage son and daughter, so enough room for large comfy beanbags and wipe clean laminate flooring for any spills was also required.

The Garden Office is suitable for all-year use, as we construct all of our Garden Buildings using structurally insulated panels (SIPs) – keeping you warm in the winter and cooler in the summer months. For extra security, obscured glass was installed to the two casement windows to the side and rear of the Garden Room.

Our UPVC French doors and fixed frame windows that you can see either side of the entrance are also really insulated for both sound and to the elements. So if the teenagers decide to play loud music, it won’t bother the neighbours.

Al of our Garden Offices come fully plastered and painted in matt white emulsion as standard, as well as chrome down lights and finished in Western Red Cedar timber panels. Our prices are all-inclusive, so they include everything from the foundations, laminate flooring, decoration and the fitting of the electrics.

Watch the video below for a snap shot of this brand new Garden Office.

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Be part of our team – Sales Surveyor

Garden Lodges is one of the most highly experienced builders of structurally insulated panel technology. In response to our remarkable success in 2015, we have an exciting opportunity to join our fast moving business. As a Surveyor you will be required to attend appointments booked by the head office to sell and represent all of our brands; due to the nature of our products sales opportunities will be presented at the customer’s home.

Role Requirements
 Self-starter with a proven track record in territory/field based sales
 Experienced in B2C sales with the ability to quickly win the customers trust and build a rapport
 Attending appointments booked by head office – some could be in the early morning or evening
 Understanding the customers’ needs and translating them into a workable brief for the design team
 Completion of all paper work and technical questions for the head office
 Ability to close deals worth between £7K and £150K
 Weekly reporting of figures to head office and attending weekly sales conference calls
 Attending regular sales training sessions
 Ability to cope with a fast moving environment which is changing daily
 Working at shows for example Grand Designs Live
 Flexible, well presented with diplomacy and professionalism
 Identify and report on new sales opportunities by market, channel and customer category
 Ensure that all communication with customers is accurately recorded on CRM Identify opportunities for sales within regional area

Education, Skills and/or experience requirements
 Proven track record in sales
 Professionally qualified, (preferably MRICS, MCIOB)
 Excellent negotiation skills
 Commercial awareness
 Knowledge of SIP’s and construction would be beneficial
 Strong Financial skills
 Presentation experience

If you would like to apply please send a CV and a covering letter to jamesl@gardenlodges.co.uk

NO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES

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Non-Planning Garden Office – a Perfect Fit in West Sussex

Garden Office Horsham
Garden Office recently constructed in West Sussex

O-Line
Width: 2.48m
Depth: 2.48m
Height: 2.49m
External Area: 6.15m2 including recess

The Midwood family wanted a low-cost Garden Room to use as a Garden Office, which was built quickly so that they could use it as soon as possible to work in. The flat roof Garden Studio measures 2.48m x 2.48m and is under 2.49m, so in this instance, did not require planning permission.

The customer was interested in a standard non-planning range, particularly the O-Line model. Built in just 2 weeks, we looked after everything from the foundations to the construction, plastering, painting, lighting and laminate flooring.

We also installed the electric armoured cable and internet connection via a CAT 5 cable, which ran from the main home to the Garden Room. The Garden Office was large enough to fit an office desk, chair and storage unit, and still had enough space to fit in more furniture, if required.

Our prices include:

  • Foundations.
  • Construction using SIPs.
  • UPVC sliding doors.
  • Painted wood finish.
  • White gloss skirting boards.
  • White matt emulsion decoration.
  • Laminate floor.
  • RCD breaker.
  • Internal wall lights.
  • Single light switch.
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He shed… She shed… Naming your garden room

‘She Shed’ was coined in April 2015 to describe a wooden structure used as a retreat for its female owner. The term was first used in the fun article on “The Lighter Side of Real Estate” called “Introducing “She Sheds”: Women’s Answer To The Man Cave”.

The term ‘Man Cave’ has come to be known as a place where the male owner can go to enjoy his favourite activities away from day to day life. ‘She Shed’ has come to be the term used for the equivalent for women, and ladies looking for somewhere special we have been busy sharing lovely examples of ‘She Sheds’ online.

‘She Shed’ isn’t one of our favourite names, garden rooms are so much more than sheds. Whilst reading through some of the commentary on the latest ‘She Shed’ trend we have come across some great names, which could be considered instead of ‘She Shed’.

‘Shedquearters’ – for a garden office, we love this! Also someone suggested ‘Snuggery’, commenting on the Houzz article on ‘She Sheds’. The Houzz user explains why they like this gender neutral suggestion, conveying a warm and cosy place for relaxation. Another reader comments “I might call mine an ‘Imaginarium’” we loved this too!

For our customers, ‘garden buildings’ is popular name, ‘garden studios’ and ‘garden office’ are also frequently used. Many of our customers call their building an ‘annexe’, other names reflect the usage of the space, gym, dance studio, yoga studio, play room, etc.

Whatever your preferred name for your garden room, we thought this was a great opportunity to scan our archives to find some of our favourite buildings a.k.a. ‘She Sheds’ constructed for female clients. We have designed some wonderful rooms for female owners, the majority have been designed to enable the owner of the ‘She Shed’ to work from home. Another popular choice for our female clients has been for a studio for practical work, such as painting, sculpture, upcycling and much more.

She Shed from Garden Lodges
“She Shed” has been recently coined as a name for a garden building for female customers
She Shed from Garden Lodges
A stunning and practical art studio commissioned by one our female clients

We have a range of standard garden buildings, and we can also design a bespoke “She Shed” to meet your requirements. Or how about this month’s special offer, a perfect contemporary summer house! If you would like a site survey, please contact us and we would be happy to help.

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Garden Studio with Sedum Roof Completed in Winchester

Garden Studio Winchester
Garden Studio with Sedum Roof completed in Winchester

We’ve just finished a stunning new Garden Studio in Winchester for a customer who wanted a flexible garden room, where they could use it as an arts and crafts room, reading room, garden office and even an extra guest room, if needed.

We worked alongside the customer’s garden landscaper so that the setting of the Garden Studio was also beautiful. Choosing a Western Red Cedar timber clad exterior was the best choice for the Garden Room to fit in with its natural surroundings.

Our customer chose to upgrade their glazing to aluminium and lighting to a wireless control. For extra insulation and an eye-catching, ecological design feature, we also fitted a Sedum roof which has many positive benefits.

Powder coated aluminium floor to ceiling and casement windows and bi-folding doors were installed to give a premium look and feel to the Garden Studio. Benefits of choosing aluminium door and window frames are that the joinery is extra strong and weather resistant compared to UPVC, as well as being more aesthetically pleasing.

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To book a site survey, call us on 01767 680661 or fill out our online form.

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