Project type: Home office
Location: Skipton, West Yorkshire
Located in a small rural village near Skipton, the farm cottage nestles on a hillside overlooking the Aire Valley. With stunning views and tranquil setting, the owner Andrew wanted to maximise his home environment and transform a dilapidated shelter set into the banking in his garden into a functional home office.
With a new work structure in place, Andrew now works from home a few days a week and needed somewhere that would allow him to focus on his work away from his home.
Due to the location of the new garden room, a retaining wall was required to ensure that the garden room could be safely set back into the hillside. Also, as a small stream ran through the garden, the garden room had to sit safely over this stream, to maximise the available space.
In order to make the most of this space, our designers also incorporated a flyover deck to provide an outside seating area in front of the garden room. The project focused on creating a functional workspace within the limitations of the space and maximising the beautiful views across the air valley.
Also, the approach to the property is down a track behind the new garden room. In order to enhance the appearance of this approach a sedum roof was incorporated in the design, making the garden room less visible from above, minimising any disruption to the surrounding countryside.
The client was delighted with the finished result, particularly the individuality of the design and versatility it provided. The additional space has provided Andrew the ability to focus on his work without visually impacting on the hillside and countryside around the property.
Our bespoke garden rooms provided the best solution for Andrew’s property as it could be customised to fit into the footprint of the previous shelter and provide all of the amenities and specific requirements Andrew needed.