When choosing a garden building, there are many different things to consider. From size, roof type, to modern or traditional design, a garden building can be custom designed to suit you and your garden. One of the things we want to look at today is verandas, the pros and cons, and which gardens these are best placed in. Depending on your garden size, and the aimed use of your brand new garden building will determine whether a garden building with a veranda is the choice for you.
So to veranda or not to veranda? That is the question, and we are here to help you find the answer.
Garden buildings with a veranda provide the best of indoor and outdoor space to help you enjoy your garden from. A veranda will offer you a spot to take a moment’s peace with a coffee before a busy day, a social space to catch up with friends over a glass of wine on warm weather days, or a romantic snug where you can cuddle up with a loved one under a blanket and watch the sunset from your garden. Garden buildings with a veranda usually have a roof overhang so they will also offer shade from the sun and somewhere dry to shelter from the rain.
…Or not to veranda
If you are limited on space, you may find that a garden building with a veranda is not quite the right design for you; if you compare garden buildings with and without a veranda that are the same overall size, garden buildings without a veranda will have more internal space to use as either an office, a gym, a craft room, a dining area, or an entertainment space. Having a bigger interior will mean you can maximise your living area and potentially use it for several different uses under one roof.
Our ultra-modern Holt Studiohas an overhanging pent roof and a veranda that is connected by exterior walls, which we have called “cheeks”. The veranda sits along two sides of the building, and depending on the overall size of your Holt, the veranda will extend 0.6m, 0.8m or 1.0m to the front and side of the building. The design also features two fully glazed walls so the view of your garden will be completely unhindered.
We have recently added tailored designs to our Holt Studio range where the veranda is fully extended to the side. The size of this veranda can extend up to 3.0m on our largest building! This veranda will be framed with a solid wall or it will be open and supported by two posts. With this design, you could have the internal area as an office or a lounge, with the extended veranda providing a private space to home a hot tub or a delightful alfresco dining area.
The custom veranda is currently only available on request so please get in touch with one of our show centres to enquire.
Our contemporary Salthouse Studio does not have a veranda, but it has a pent roof design with a fully glazed front elevation. Many of our customers use these buildings for either a home office or a garden gym as the floor-to-ceiling glass panels allow for plenty of natural light. They also offer a lovely view of your garden from inside.
Our Burnham Studio is also a great option for a building with plenty of glazing. Unlike our Holt and Salthouse Studios, it has an apex roof, providing the perfect blend of both modern and traditional design elements.
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The Morstonis one of two buildings in our range that has a beach-hut inspired look. It has a veranda to the front of the building that measures 1.2m, providing plenty of room to add a small table and chairs so you can sit and cool down with a refreshing drink on warm days. It is also the only building we offer with a veranda that comes unlined as standard, making it ideal for summer use.
Our Blakeney Summerhousealso has a classic chalet look with windows and doors that are glazed to match the overall style of the building. It has an apex roof design with a charming overhang that sits above the double doors in the gable.
If you decide you do not want a garden building with a veranda, but would prefer a building that is lined and insulated as standard, you may like the look of our octagonal Wiveton Summerhouse, or our Weybourne Summerhouse that has been specifically designed to fit into the corner of your garden.
The Pavilion Garden Room comes fully lined, insulated, and double glazed as standard, and an electric pack with a heater is also included. It has an apex roof and a veranda included as part of its design. For buildings 3.6m wide and under, you will get a 1.2m veranda, and on wider buildings, the veranda will be 1.8m deep. Both are perfect for adding a couple of sunloungers to recline and relax, and a dining set for somewhere to enjoy a BBQ on balmy summer evenings.
All our Garden Rooms come with the same interior features listed above, but without a veranda. Our Signature Garden Room has an elegant design with a hipped roof while our Apex Garden Room has an apex roof. The pitch on the roof of our Apex Garden Rooms can be altered to be in line with height requirements for a permitted development.
Whether you require a veranda on your garden building, or you would prefer a design without, they will both give you additional living space and enhance the look of your garden. We have buildings available in many different styles and sizes, so you are bound to find one that suits your requirements and tastes.
If you would like to take a closer at our buildings, we would recommend visiting one of our UK show centres. Viewing them for yourself will help you to visualise the space and decide whether it would be the right design for you. Our sales advisors will also be on-hand to help you with any queries and offer you advice on which building best suits your needs.
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