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This 12 x 14ft (3.6 x 4.2m) Salthouse Studio is modern in design and has been installed in our customer’s garden to be used as a gym.
The pent roof helps to give this studio its modern feel: it is an alternative roof type that lowers the overall height of the building, making a less obtrusive presence in the garden than an apex roofed building would. Heavy duty felt that has been heat-bonded has been used to cover the roof: this heat-bonding increases the longevity of the felt as there are no nails to pierce the felt and cause weakness.
As well as the pent roof, the other modern feature of this design is the fully glazed windows and doors, creating a wall of glass that partially wraps round the sides of the building. All windows and doors in our studios are double glazed, so along with the full insulation and the solid pine matchboard lining internally, this is a year-round use building.
The colour this customer chose for their garden gym is Slate from our opaque Exterior paint range, a dark colour that further emphasises the modern feel of the building.
We were impressed with the initial contact, visit and help from Jo. The installer worked hard and efficiently and were very polite and helpful during the whole process. The Salthouse Studio was completed by the end of the second day and we were very pleased with the result.
Mrs I - Kent - May 2019
Internally, the matchboard lining has been painted in our internal Ivory for a light, bright finish, and the customer chose to have an electric pack with a heater to provide light and heat throughout the year, and our heavy duty flooring (ex 38mm thick instead of ex 19mm thick) to help support the weight of the gym equipment they will be keeping and using inside.
Externally, the building has been finished with guttering along the back to help catch any excess rainfall to keep the back wall protected, the cladding is shiplap for a smooth finish, and the final touch is chrome door and window furniture.
If you would like to learn more about our Garden Studios range, please contact us online, or come and visit one of our show centres across the country where you will be able to come and see the quality of our full range of buildings.