Work has just completed on our first ‘garden room‘, to be used as a studio for a portrait photographer. The building, which uses the latest in rapid construction technology, uses entirely sustainable materials and has insulation levels far exceeding the current Building Regulations requirements. Even during extremely cold weather the building needs very little in the way of heating, utilising controlled solar gain through the large south facing window.
Initial design studies looked at cladding the building in a variety of materials – charred plywood, Scottish Larch in both shiplap and waney edge form. In the end we decided on the hardwood Garapa – a very durable product, with a lifespan of at least 25 years. All windows were manufactured locally, with the folding / sliding doors by Jeld Wen. The large projecting window (cannot really see it in these images) was constructed in our own workshop. Full project photography coming soon.
This building is the first of our new garden room concepts – we will be launching them under the brand Het-Hut this summer, so watch this space. Click here to see the concept visuals for this project.