Garden Spaces specialises in designing and building tailored garden gym spaces. Whether you’re looking for a compact building for a Peleton bike, a tranquil yoga studio with garden views, or a spacious area suited for circuit training, they have you covered. They’re also adept at crafting spaces specifically for golf simulator systems.
As one of the industry’s longest-standing bespoke garden room designers, Garden Spaces is known for its custom approach. Engaging in comprehensive consultations with clients, their designers take time to understand the specific requirements for a home gym, including understanding the type of equipment you plan to use and where you intend to position it. Clients actively participate in decisions regarding gym size, door and window configuration, and other specific details, ensuring a truly tailored garden gym.
Equally adept at designing garden gym spaces for small gardens and larger gym spaces for multiple pieces of equipment. Unlike many of their competitors, they can design gyms that are taller than 2.5m high, creating increased ceiling height within the room, to make housing and using some pieces of exercise equipment easier. In these cases, Garden Spaces can handle the planning approval process on your behalf, making it a stress-free process for you.
In addition to their popular mono-pitched designs, Garden Spaces also offer a dual-pitched roof building called the Apex Optima which is a popular choice for a home gym, as the vaulted ceiling creates a wonderfully light and airy space.
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.
During the design process, Garden Spaces take time to understand how you plan to use the gym. Whereas many of their competitors offer a one-size-fits-all solution with their buildings. Garden Spaces understand that the demands of a gym are different to other uses so they offer options to reinforce the floor structure to take the weight of different pieces of equipment. They can also strengthen areas of the wall and ceiling structures where you might want to add resistance equipment or a punch bag.
Garden Spaces garden gyms stand out with a stylish, contemporary aesthetic. The use of SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) guarantees a highly insulated core structure, ensuring comfortable exercising 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 gym, 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, so you can watch TV, stream music or join an online class as you exercise.
Garden Spaces can integrate features like kitchenettes, cloakrooms, and full shower rooms into their garden gym 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.
Garden Spaces garden gyms 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 garden gym 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 rooms 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 gyms 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’ garden gyms 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 gym flooring. These options, coupled with the plastered walls, culminate in a bright modern room.
Glazing greatly influences the ambience of a Garden Spaces garden gym, 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 high in the wall for easy ventilation. 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 gym.
To add the wow factor to your home gym, 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 gym. For such instances, Garden Spaces offers a plethora of blind options, some of which are discreetly fitted within the glazing. This ensures a gym 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 gym design.
With Garden Spaces’ ‘One Stop Shop’ service, they handle all aspects of the project, including groundwork and final connection for the gym’s electrics to your house. So, as the installation team leaves the site, your new gym is ready to move into.