Mr & Mrs W - Charmouth, Dorset - 3.3m x 2.1m x 2.5m High, Cedar Clad Utility Room with Anthracite uPVC Windows and Doors

3.3m x 2.1m x 2.5m High, Cedar Clad Utility Room - 

Mr & Mrs W contacted Garden Retreat January 2017 and were interested in our range of Contemporary Garden Offices to replace an old summer house to be used as a utility room in the back garden. To do this we were required to run water, electric and modify the drainage system to the building. We also replaced the patio during the installation.

Before Photos

Old summer house which we demolished and removed from site

The new building had to have special attention to any fittings which may be susceptible to rust due to the salt air as the sea is only 200 yards away.

Patio to be replaced and services run underneath the new patio.

Utility Installation

Completed Photos

This contemporary garden building is constructed using an external cedar clad and bitumen paper to ensure any damp is kept out of the building.  The walls are constructed using a 75mm x 38mm timber frame, 50mm polystyrene and an MDF 12mm inner lining to finish the walls. The total thickness of the walls is 100mm which lends itself to all year round use.  The floor is manufactured using heavy duty bearers, 75mm Celotex and a 12mm ply floor which can either be carpeted or a vinyl floor can be installed for a hard wearing and an easily clean option. We can install a laminated floor if required, please contact us for further details.

The roof is insulated and comes with an inner ply, metal Rolaclad roof covering and internal spot lights.  Also within the electrics pack there is consumer unit, 3 double sockets and a switch. We also install sockets with built in USB charging points which is very useful and this building also has external spots to light up the porch area.

This particular model was supplied with one set of 1200mm wide black uPVC multi-lock french doors and two 1200mm black uPVC sidelights which provides a modern look and lots of light.  In addition, it has a vent window to the rear elevation for ventilation if you do not want to open the french doors.  The building is designed to be modular so during the ordering process you have the opportunity to choose where you want the windows and doors to be.

If you are interested in this design or would like something similar please do not hesitate to contact us for a quotation?


"We not only required a contemporary garden building to replace our old summerhouse but also wanted it to look attractive, be protected from the elements and use it as a functional utility room.  Garden Retreat provided all of the above and more.  Very happy with their work, the quality and it was within our budget. " Verified Review By Houzz

Mr & Mrs W - Charmouth, Dorset.