The vast majority of garden offices we write about have tongue & groove Cedar cladding. Some people choose to have this fixed vertically others create a different look by having the grooves run horizontally. There is nothing wrong with this finish, and it can create a sharp, modern finish, but you do have other options.
Buyers looking for a garden office that stands out from the crowd choose an open board cladding finish. This finish is also known as ventilated rainscreen cladding. Where tongue and groove cladding creates a continuous coverage of board with a groove detail where the boards join together. Open board cladding, on the other hand, has a gap between each plank of wood. This detailing creates a garden office with a distinctive look and a finish that has a real sense of depth to it, thanks to the shadow gaps between the boards.
Open board cladding is no less protective than tongue & groove cladding, even with these gaps between the boards. A specialist membrane such as Tyvek UV® Facade is fitted behind the boards which stops moisture ingressing into the core insulated structure of the room. The type of membrane chosen will dictate the width of the gaps between the boards. TyvekUV® Facade, for instance, can have gaps of up to 3cm. Open board cladding systems can be fixed vertically or horizontally, each direction creating its own distinctive look.
Not many companies offer open board cladding
Not many companies offer open board cladding on their garden offices. It is an expensive finish in both materials and installation time terms. Skill is needed to ensure that the gaps remain even and the detailing of the boards particularly at the corners and around the doors and windows is sharp. One company that does offer this finish is Green Studios. Green Studios are bespoke garden office suppliers so will work closely with their customer to create a building using the finishes and design details they choose.
Green Studios have recently completed this stylish garden office which has open board cladding. The customer had a clear vision for their office, even creating a sketch of what he saw in his mind’s eye to show the designers. This style of cladding was a key part of his overall vision.
As you can see, between them, Green Studios and their client have created a stylish garden office. To learn more about this project or about incorporating open board cladding into your design, talk to Green Studios on 01923 205 090 or take a look at their website to see more of their work.