Garden Rooms Fife are becoming extremely popular for various reasons.
Do you need an extra living space for a hot tub, man cave, craft room or somewhere to relax? Our contemporary clad garden rooms are the answer!
People want to have more usable space on their property; to take advantage of outdoor areas that would otherwise be unusable for much of the year. Our timber cladded garden rooms are made from very sturdy materials, with quality built into every aspect of our designs.
Whether you are concerned about planning permission, or you have an idea that you’d like to make a reality, we would be more than happy to guide you through the process from start to finish as we design, create, and install your new garden office, studio, treatment room, playroom or summerhouse.
So what are you waiting for?
Longer days and the odd sighting of the sun suggest that spring really is on its way!
It goes without saying that spring and summer are a great time to have fun in the garden – and your enjoyment of this space may well only be enhanced if you have a great garden room
These garden rooms are great at any time of year, thanks to their heat-capturing features. So there’s no need to imagine that a garden room is just for warmer weather.
But in the summer, with the garden around them looking extra-gorgeous, any garden room owner is likely to be thanking themselves that they went ahead and made that investment!
Garden Rooms Fife Features
To build our garden rooms we make use of only the best raw materials and building components. A list below of each component is what we use:
- Timber: Approved timber suppliers.
- Roofing: For flat roofs we use high performance EPDM rubber roofing.
- Doors & Windows: Double glazed, energy efficient uPVC doors and windows for peak energy efficiency.
- Insulation: High quality silver-backed foam insulation from Celotex, Kingspan, Extratherm or similar.
What Is A Garden Room and How Is It Different To A Conservatory – Garden Rooms Fife
Differences in Design and Construction
There are some important differences in both the design and construction of the three structures.
Essentially, the difference lies in how the structure complements a house and how much glassing is on the roof.
Conservatory VS Orangeries Fife
A conservatory is traditionally a more versatile structure than an orangery, with the shape, style and design suited to the house. The construction is generally simple and straightforward, meaning they can easily be adapted for their intended purpose.
Orangeries, on the other hand, are more like a traditional house extension. They generally feature more brickwork than conservatories and blend into houses in a subtle and elegant way. A good way to think of an orangery is as an extension with a hint of conservatory. They usually have more brickwork but large windows and a glass roof are still the main features.
When it comes to purpose, conservatories tend to prioritise the ‘outside room’ element more than orangeries and garden rooms do. A conservatory will usually have a better view of the garden as they keep brickwork to a minimum.
Orangeries VS Garden Rooms Fife
Orangeries and garden rooms, on the other hand, are generally thought of as more private spaces which focus on luxury.
Garden rooms however are more traditional extension style in their construction. Think of them as a pitched roof tiled extension with more glazed areas than normal. The always have a pitched roof and can be constructed from a mixture of both glazing and roof tiles.
Conservatories are available in a variety of materials including uPVC, aluminium and timber whereas orangeries tend to be made from timber, although uPVC orangeries are available. Garden rooms are generally made from traditional mixture of brick, tile, wood and glass.
Roof Design – Garden Rooms Fife VS Conservatory
One of the easiest ways to distinguish one type of extension from another is in the design of the roof.
A Conservatory will always have a fully glazed roof. This may feature eaves, gables and turrets, but will always be entirely glazed providing the maximum amount of light and heat into the room below.
A Garden Room however will feature a tiled roof which usually matches that of the building it is adjoined to. This can create amazing vaulted ceilings and often include roof glazing and a glazed gable, again increasing the amount of natural light to the room.
For the modern interpretation of an Orangery the roof will be flat with a multi-paned glazed timber roof lantern that provides natural light to the room below. The flat roof will be finished with either lead or a modern alternative such as single ply polymeric roof membrane.
Orangeries, garden rooms and conservatories are now available with modern glass technologies to try and keep the space warm in winter and cool in summer. However, it is impossible with the amount of glazing these forms of extension use to realistically maintain a balanced temperature.
The Cost of Garden Rooms Fife
This is the question we are most frequently asked. After all, we all want an idea of how much something might cost before handing over our personal details for a quote.
Luckily many garden room suppliers offer a pricing guide for common sizes of building on their websites so that you can get a rough idea of price.
When it comes to buying a garden room the price depends on a number of factors:
- The size of the building
- Whether you choose a modular or bespoke design
- The building system you choose – house quality SIPS or timber frames
- The finishes you choose – cedar cladding and plastered interiors cost more, for instance
- The designer features you pick – bi-fold doors etc
Budget For Extra Costs
In addition to the price, you pay for the actual garden room building you need to have some extra money in your budget for some common extra costs.
The permitted development rules for an ancillary (Garden Room) building are that:
- it’s located at the back of the house,
- it’s not used as a separate home to live in
- it and any other development, does not take up half or more of the ‘curtilage’,
- any part that’s a metre or less from the boundary is no higher than 2.5 metres,
- the eaves is no higher than 3 metres,
- if the land is in a conservation area or in the grounds of a listed building, the ancillary building has a footprint of less than 4 square metres.
Building Control are specifically concerned about the structure of your building and want to ensure the safety of it.
Are You Ready To Hire?
If you are ready to start your Garden Room project then give us a call! What we can do is an initial site visit to determine and advise on what’s best for you, your garden and your needs.
If you need assistance with finding a great architect, then we can help you with that also.
So what are you waiting for? Get your Garden Room project started today!