Tucked away at the side of Marion and Mark’s beautiful garden, is their stunning classic Hawksbeck Garden Room. Marion and Mark came to us with a design brief of an artist studio where they could be creative whilst enjoying their quiet, tranquil garden. After discussing their specifications, we produced a set of architects’ plans for a 18sqm garden room, with French doors at the front and sliding doors at the back and two large windows at the side. This allows optimum light into the garden room, which is essential for Marion’s artwork, dressmaking and sewing.
We designed a kitchen area, with kitchen sink, cupboards, drawers and racks for her artists equipment. We also designed a storage area for their bikes. After Marion and Mark signed off the plans, we submitted an application for a certificate of lawful development to the local council on their behalf. We always recommend our clients apply for a certificate of lawful development. This proves your garden room is lawful and provides essential documentary evidence for solicitors, if you sell your house in the future.
Once we received this, we started building the garden room. The first thing we did was clear the site where there was an old garage. We then started on the foundations and used a concrete raft system. We then started constructing the garden room. At Hawksbeck, we use structurally insulated panels (SIPs). These have excellent thermal values, sound proofing and result in less site waste which make them an environmentally friendly option too. They also make the build time significantly quicker. We constructed Marion and Mark’s garden room in two weeks.