Our garden studio, otherwise known as ‘The Nest’ is almost complete. Working within a budget we built a 2.5 x 4m room that is detached from the house a the back of the garden.
We used recycled insulation, a second hand window and a door, which really helped with keeping the costs low. We sourced everything locally in Hackney and Haringey. We worked with amazing trades, such as Mixamate, DW General Woods, Mems and Leylands. As a woman dealing with these companies, it was an absolute pleasure. When a woman shows up to a timber yard, she isn’t usually taken seriously, but these guys were amazing!
We laid a foundation, and built this garden room from the ground up. Living among the greenery of the garden, we wanted it to have a natural look and feel – slightly rustic; to blend in with its’ surroundings but also modern. The roof is raise at an angle, and finished in a dark grey, weathershield dulux paint to create a contemporary aesthetic.
To clad the exterior, we used three different colours of stain and wood protector. Each piece was carefully cut and applied to the shell of the building to create this stunning finish. The contrast between the stain of the wood and surrounding trees are absolutely beautiful.
The garden room is complete with sockets and lights; therefore can be used all year round, day or night.
To build a garden studio like this with materials and labour you will be looking at spending between £7,000 – £10,000 and can be completed within 4 weeks. Although we made huge savings on the window, door and insulation, these items can cause the cost of building to increase, when purchased new.
We are currently taking orders in to build more garden rooms in 2018 for those who work from home, or if you would simply like an alternative space to entertain your guests.
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At Nesting Properties – we don’t do cheap, we aim for quality!
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The Nesting Properties Team