Construction of a timber frame garden room/office in Dawlish, Devon
Our client’s brief was to partially demolish an old shed/stables to create a garden room/office. The original structure consisted of cob walls which were over 200 years old and more recent brick and blockwork walls, with a timber and glass frontage. The first phase involved demolishing the front and the roof and digging out a trench. By the end of the first week the foundations were dug out and laid in readiness for the new construction inside the remaining cob walls.
By the end of the second week the blockwork base had been completed and the timber frame construction was started. Over the coming weeks the main structure was completed and the roof tiled with slate. English larch cladding was used to finish the exterior walls.
The structure was fully insulated and plaster boarded and plastered. A small shower room and kitchenette were installed.
driveway and drainage works
We then began to concentrate on the area surrounding the garden room. After using a 1.5 ton digger to grade back the ground, 20mm stone scalpings were compacted down with a whacker plate. The area was then covered with a weedblocking membrane and finished with 10mm golden gravel. The remainder of the lane leading up to the road was graded with topsoil in readiness for turfing and sowing with meadow flower seed. Aco drainage was laid alongside the building under the victorian wall and into a soakaway in the garden 5m away.
Large decked area completes the project
Our clients wanted to be able to make the most of the outside area surrounding their new garden room. A large deck was constructed with plenty of room for entertaining and a large stepped area for easy access.
This is what our clients had to say about the finished results: