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Garden Spaces, one of the longest-established companies specialising in bespoke garden room design, prides itself on its tailored approach. The company’s designers engage in in-depth consultations with each client to understand their unique needs for an art or craft studio. Clients are encouraged to contribute to decisions about the studio’s size, configuration of doors, windows, and specification details. This results in a creative space designed specifically for them.
Throughout the design process, the Garden Spaces team takes the time to understand how you envision using your studio space and the features you wish to incorporate. This understanding forms the foundation for their designs. They provide a vast array of glazing options and offer the flexibility to position doors and windows exactly where you desire, even in the roof.
If you’re looking for extra height inside your studio to house large pieces of work, Garden Spaces can craft studios that are taller than the standard 2.5m in height. Should you choose such a design, the Garden Spaces team will assist you with the planning permission process. Additionally, Garden Spaces offers the Apex Optima—a dual-pitched roof range that yields a room with a vaulted ceiling, ensuring a spacious and airy studio space.
Garden Spaces garden studios stand out with a stylish, contemporary aesthetic. The use of SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) guarantees a highly insulated core structure, ensuring comfortable working in any season. For added comfort, Garden Spaces offers a variety of heating and cooling systems like slimline wall heaters, underfloor heating, and air conditioning. Many of these features come with smart Wi-Fi controllers, allowing users to set their ideal temperature via an app.
For a truly bespoke garden studio, Garden Spaces presents a wide range of personalisation options. Including a variety of exterior cladding finishes, that include both durable timber finishes and high-spec composite boards and crisp render finishes. They customise the electrical specification around each client and can include elements such as hardwired internet connections and audio-visual systems.
Garden Spaces can integrate features like kitchenettes, cloakrooms, and full shower rooms into their garden studio designs. All associated groundwork and connections are handled by Garden Spaces, thanks to their comprehensive ‘One Stop Shop’ installation service, ensuring clients enjoy a hassle-free experience.
Complex projects are also within Garden Spaces’ expertise. Whether it’s challenging site conditions, an irregularly shaped plot, or the inclusion of unique design features, they tackle challenges that many of their competitors might avoid.
Garden Spaces garden art and craft studios are designed with Permitted Development compliance in mind. Should a project necessitate planning approval or Building Control sign-off, the Garden Spaces team will manage the entire process, further emphasising their commitment to a turnkey service.
Turnkey – everything, including the foundation and final connections
Structural Insulated Panels
Examples of Garden Spaces exterior finishes
Garden Spaces offers an impressive selection of exterior finishes for their art studio buildings. For those looking for a long-lasting timber aesthetic, Western Red Cedar or Thermowood cladding is available. Both these timbers are highly durable, even if left untreated. They gracefully transition to a silvery grey hue, but if you’d prefer to retain their original shade longer, Garden Spaces can treat them with Danish Oil during installation. This oil not only offers UV protection but also enhances the cladding with a gentle sheen, accentuating its grain pattern.
Black garden studios have grown in popularity, a trend clearly evident from the examples in the gallery above. Garden Spaces provides an option to stain the cladding black, and when paired with black door and window frames, it exudes a powerful contemporary vibe.
Garden Spaces stands out as one of the few providers of rendered garden studios. They use a pigmented resin render, eliminating the need for painting and offering superior water repellency. Their three-coat silicone render system is available in two finishes and an assortment of colours, allowing you to select your preferred aesthetic.
Other exterior finish options include stone cladding, a choice that adds significant character, and composite cladding, which guarantees a no-maintenance finish. Within their composite options, customers can choose from Cedral Click, a cement fibre board available in a range of colours and featuring a contemporary smooth surface, or a composite wood board featuring a modern, slatted profile.
Cement particle boards are another offering—these robust boards require minimal upkeep and can be colour-matched with the doors and window frames. They are a popular choice for boundary-facing walls.
Garden Spaces can incorporate decking into their designs and offer a range of material options. The most popular choice is low-maintenance composite decking, harmonising with door and window frame colour. However, if timber appeals more to you, there’s Thermowood decking, as well as the beautiful hardwood Balau decking, selected specifically for its compatibility with the UK’s climate.
Garden Spaces completes their garden art studios with an EPDM roof covering. This rubber membrane is celebrated for its longevity and minimal maintenance needs. Being fitted as a singular piece, it eliminates joint vulnerabilities, guarding against potential leaks. The finishing touch? Aluminium kerbing, colour-matched with the door and window frames, weaving together the entire palette of external finishes.
Examples of Garden Spaces interior finishes
Inside, Garden Spaces‘ art and craft studios have high-spec plastered and decorated interiors, showcased in the photographs of various projects. Garden Spaces provides an array of flooring choices such as durable laminate, elegant engineered wood, and specialist rubber flooring. These options, coupled with the plastered walls, culminate in a bright modern room.
Glazing greatly influences the ambience of a Garden Spaces garden studio, forging a beautiful link between the room and the surrounding garden. They present an extensive selection of glazing options, encompassing French doors, sliding doors, and bi-fold doors. Combining doors with full-height windows results in a stunning glass wall effect, or one could opt for smaller windows positioned perfectly at desk level. Garden Spaces has even designed projects where an entire corner of the room seamlessly opens onto the garden.
In terms of finishes, both uPVC and aluminium framed doors and windows are available in Anthracite Grey and Black. They’ve recently introduced heritage crittal style doors and windows to their collection, adding a distinctive look to any garden studio.
To add the wow factor to your creative space, you can choose to incorporate roof lights into the design. With the Apex Optima pitched roof range, the gable end can be glazed, giving the room a distinctive character.
As lovely as large expanses of glazing are, there are times when you’ll want to control the light levels and privacy in the studio. For such instances, Garden Spaces offers a plethora of blind options, some of which are discreetly fitted within the glazing. This ensures a working environment that’s both comfortable and attuned to your needs.
Electrical needs are well-catered to with Garden Spaces’ customisable electrical package. Whether it’s strategically located power sockets or optimally placed lighting to enhance your work, they’ve got it sorted. They understand the importance of reliable internet in today’s digital age, so they offer different solutions, including data cabling services for a reliable and uninterrupted online connection. And for those who wish for a high-end multimedia experience, they can incorporate audio-visual systems into the studio design.
With Garden Spaces’ ‘One Stop Shop’ service, they handle all aspects of the project, including groundwork and final connection for the studio’s electrics to your house. So, as the installation team leaves the site, your new creative space is ready to move into.