Oak-framed Home office, Chelwood Gate

Client brief

Design and build a bespoke, oak-framed home office and garden room that would provide a space to work, meet clients and relax.

About this project

The new office and garden room needed to be beneficial for health and well-being as well as a practical place to work. It needed to feel completely separate from the main house, where our client could run their business, host client appointments but also provide a relaxing environment for downtime.

This was a really collaborative design between us and the client, and we really enjoyed the creative process. We started with hand-drawn sketches, making adjustments and tailoring our vision for the space to their exact requirements. Working in this way, we were able to design the perfect multifunctional room that met their brief and budget at every stage.

We project managed throughout, turning our designs into structural plans, gaining planning and through to the final building control sign off.

The design

Plenty of glazing was key to the design to maximise natural light and provide restful and beautiful views of the garden.

In addition to the glazing, there is a lot of oak framing on show internally, which is visually stunning and provides great texture in contrast to the glass. Selecting the right pieces of timber was key to creating the right aesthetic and each piece was carefully curated for the project.

The bespoke framing really shapes the views of the garden, connecting the inside to the outside.

The new room was also designed with extra storage space and cloakroom facilities. It is a practical and inspiring place for work and relaxation.

If you are interested in having a timber-framed extension to your home such as an office, studio or garden room, contact us at enquiries@imperialframing.co.uk or call on 01825 740 482. We’ll discuss your requirements and come to your site to explore all the options with you.

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