Designed to replace an existing upvc conservatory (too hot in summer – freezing in winter!), this oak framed garden room links the house to the beautiful woodland setting, creating a space to enjoy indoor/outdoor living at its best.
The vaulted ceiling gives light and space. Bespoke double glazed oak windows to the pentagonal bay maximise the views. Underfloor heating ensures that the garden room is a room no one wants to leave. The purpose made oak bi-folding doors, coupled with the external decking, makes the room more flexible and takes advantage of the all too brief good weather!
Original features of the house have been exploited, to provide a ‘talking point’, and to ensure the old and the new blend in seamlessly.
Rooflights were installed on the differing roof slopes to take advantage of the light whatever time of day and to provide ventilation as required.
At design stage, the pentagonal bay and roof provoked some ‘head scratching’ before a functional supporting oak truss was introduced to overcome the problem.
Lighting was an important issue. Wall uplighters were used to emphasize the vaulted ceiling and ‘wallwash’ the rear wall with a soft light. Low voltage LED flexible strip lighting, hidden behind an oak pelmet, flooded the bay window. Task lighting, in the form of a retro ‘rise and fall’ pendant, directs light on the breakfast table, and provides a focal point of the room. Other task lighting was provided by table/floor lamps as required by the client.