Unobtrusive garden office

Harrison James has recently created this 3m x 5m garden office which sits unobtrusively in its surroundings. By creating a deep building like this, rather than a wide building running across the width of the garden, Harrison James has cleverly been able to maintain the garden around the office building and site it within established planting.

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Unobtrusive garden office design

This home office building is being used as the HQ of a cleaning business. The office will be in daily use, with two and often three workers, so a well-organised workspace needed to be created. As you can see from these images, the workspace has been well kitted out, and the thought that the client & the Harrison James designers have given to the positioning of glazing has created a light and airy office space.

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The doors and windows have been positioned to create a good flow of air. However, the office has also been fitted with an air conditioning system so that the temperature can be easily controlled every day of the year.

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The air conditioning unit sits discreetly at the rear of the garden office

The interior of the office has the feel of a room in a new house, with fully plastered and decorated walls and ceiling. The floor has been finished in an oak effect laminate.

Moving outside, the visible elevations have been clad in Western Red Cedar, the non-visible elevations have been clad a pressure treated Redwood. This is a clever design trick if you are on a budget – spend on the elevations you are going to see and choose a durable albeit not so attractive finish on the elevations you won’t see.

This project came in at £26,500 including VAT which is very reasonable when you compare it to the rent you might pay for a similarly sized office commercially.

To learn more about Harrison James work take a look at their website or give the team a call on 01403 713 766 to discuss your garden office options.


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