So many different types of work can be conducted in a garden office, you are certainly not limited to desk bound occupations. A great example of this a Psychotherapy suite recently built by Booths Garden Studios.
Booths customer Emma wanted to create a homely environment where she could meet with clients. She also wanted the building to be independent of her house, so asked Booths to design in a kitchen area for making drinks and a cloakroom with toilet and wash basin.
Emma opted a 15ft x 12ft (4.57m x 3.66m) building from Booths QC6 range. The QC6 is the latest version of Booths QC range. The QC stands for Quarter Century which is the maintenance free life span of the building.
The garden office comprises of a main living space with the cloakroom positioned in one corner. This leaves a recessed area next to the windows where the kitchen has been slotted in.
Booths Garden Studios offer a standard 3ft x 3ft (0.91m x 0.91m) toilet cubical. Emma however wanted a little more space so a 4ft 6in x 3ft (1.4m x 0.91m) cloakroom was designed for her. You can see that this has created a good sized space. Take a look at this video explaining the cloakroom:
The cloakroom has a fanlight window for light and ventilation. It also features a electric extractor fan which any toilet in a garden office must have to comply with Building Regulations.
The kitchen area has proper kitchen units with sink and is ideal for making drinks etc. Here is a video looking at this element of the office:
To control the temperature all year round Emma chose to incorporate an air conditioning system. There is one unit inside the office and another externally, as you can see from this photo its all quite discreet.
We mentioned earlier that Booths Garden Studios QC range is a low maintenance option, this is achievable thanks to the mix of UPVC doors and windows and coated steel cladding.
Emma chose to extend the roofline with a fly over canopy. Normally people couple this with a decked veranda, but Emma opted to go with gravel all round the building.
The roof canopy has recessed downlight’s and there are a pair of up/down lights on the corners of the building
This final photo shows the black box at the bottom left hand corner which is the connection of the armoured cable which runs the electrics to the mains supply.
This project including the groundworks and the extras cost approximately £29,000.
As you can see Emma has created a very welcoming consultation room from a garden office – what will you do with yours?
Talk to Booths Garden Studios on 07590 067 120 to discuss your garden office ideas or visit their website.