Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Prosecco hut: before and after

 
Sometimes it's hard to  imagine what your garden office room will look like in real life by simply looking at models on suppliers' sites. Here above is a nice example from Waltons, above of their 7x7 corner summerhouse as shown on their website, and below once customised and in place.


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Monday, February 17, 2020

A (garden) room with a view




Most garden offices have a pleasant setting but not always remarkable views (unless you really enjoy looking at your kitchen windows). Here's one in Wales from Coventry-based TG Escapes which offers splending vistas.  -------------------------------------------------
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Sunday, February 16, 2020

How to build a mancave


Most "this is how I built my garden office" step-by-steps are done as blogs or on videos. But Building My Mancave is the first one I've come across on Twitter.

Well worth a look from the first posting onwards.
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Friday, February 14, 2020

Garden office funerary urn


Designed and built by West Yorkshire-based carpenter Alan Lyons, and inspired by Dylan Thomas's writing shed, this was commissioned as a casket for ashes.
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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Garden office raised foundations



There are various ways of using foundations for garden offices and garden rooms. Here's Mark Ramuz from Garden2Office on a recent build:
"Thanks to our raised foundations, this client was able to fit his new office in a garden that had just been cleared of Japanese knotweed and minimal digging was advised. The Friggebod was fitted with air conditioning and one of our waterless toilets."
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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Sculpting studio picture essay


A 4m x 2.5m sculpting studio from Buckinghamshire-based The Garden Office (their TG03) model. --------------------------------------
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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

New 'Affinity' range for Smart


Smart has just launched a new garden room range called the 'Affinity' with a special introductory price until the end of this month plus the first 20 orders get a free upgrade to its revolutionary new flush interior. The main eyecatcher is the canopy option which comes in 2m or 3m extensions with LED lighting. Other features include exterior irregular vertical larch cladding, a hooded front portico with decking

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Planning permission: the importance of not giving up


As reported in the Daily Record, Paul Dix from Perth has been given the green light by local planning authorities to build a garden room large enough for his full-size snooker table. But the key part to the story is that this is third time lucky as the previous applications were turned down by Perth and Kinross Council, forcing him to reduce the size of the build from the original proposed 30m squared, followed by 25m squared, and finally for 22.8m squared (which to be honest is going to be quite tight as the snooker table measures 12ft x 6ft).

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Sunday, February 09, 2020

Edward Burne-Jones: shedworker


Pre-Raphaelite 19th century painter and stained glass specialist Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones was also a shedworker. Granted, his garden studio at his house in Fulham, London, was pretty spacious as his grand-daughter novelist Angela Thirkell remembers in her memoir 'Three Houses' (the painting she refers to was Burne-Jones magnum opus, The Last Sleep of Arthur in Avalon):
"It was a little alarming to us: the red-tiled entrance and steps which led down to the furnace-room where we were never allowed to go and where anything, one felt, might live; the iron grills in the floor to let in the warm air for winter days; the tall narrow slit in the outer wall through which the larger finished pictures were passed. Sometimes those pictures went to exhibitions, but more often straight to the friend or patron (in the very best sense of the word) who had commissioned them and was content to wait for years if need be for the perfect expression of the artist's mind.

"In this studio there was a very high set of steps with a higher and lower platform on which the artist worked at the upper portions of his pictures. I remember sitting on these steps, my head wrapped in a many-colored piece of silk and bound with a coronet, while my grandfather made studies of crown and drapery for one of the mourning queens in the great unfinished picture of Arthur in Avalon"
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