Executive Garden Rooms recently built 5.4 meter x 3.4 meter garden office in Bristol. They had to design the office to overcome the issues of a sloping site. The site had a fall of 500mm which is quite a significant fall.
Each garden office supplier will address a sloping site in their own way. Some suppliers will use adjustable plinth foundations which come with packing pads so you can build up the sloping side to create a level foundation.
Executive Garden Rooms preferred foundation system is a traditional concrete slab. To overcome the slope they built a timber formwork into which the concrete was poured. The slab was reinforced with Rebar sheets. Once the slab had ‘gone off’ the timber shuttering was knocked away leaving the new concrete slab.
The completed garden office was fitted with Cat6A data point and BT point so the customer could plug in and start work straight away. They also chose to have a rotary switch installed in readiness for the installation of an air conditioning unit at a later date.
The office has a light and airy feel thanks to the plastered & painted walls and ceiling and the wood effect porcelain tiles – Executive Garden Rooms tell us these tiles are becoming a popular option with their clients. You can see why as they will be easy to maintain and look great.
Externally the garden office is clad in Cedral weatherboard. We are seeing this product used more and more on garden offices. It is a manmade board that is maintenance free and Building Regulation compliant.
The office has two sets of doors creating a glazed corner which offers choice in accessing the building and great light and ventilation.
This project shows how a bespoke garden office designer can overcome site issues with clever design and material choices.
For more information about Executive Garden Rooms visit their website or give them a call on 01202 874 766 to discuss your garden office ideas.