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Garden Room in AONB

How about this for a room with a view? This simple design looks out on to the Sussex countryside and is used as a space for relaxation. As the structure was built in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, planning permission was required for this build. Permitted development rules state that a garden room in an AONB must be within 20 metres of the house, and cannot exceed a total of 10 square metres. As the proposed building didn’t meet this criteria, our team put through a planning application and permission was successfully achieved.

We have cladded this Garden Room in a Hardie Plank Weatherboard cladding by James Hardie. This fibre cement cladding is incredibly durable and has the benefit of being maintenance free. It is available in over 20 shades, giving you the opportunity to add a splash of colour to your studio. Here, our customer has chosen ‘Monterey taupe’, a pale colour that subtlety blends the room to its surroundings.

“A professional service from Richard and his team from concept through to build. We needed planning permission which was dealt with and the end result was perfect. Highly recommend.” – Mr Goodger, Forest Row, East Sussex

Product Specifications

  • 4m x 3.5m Garden Room
  • Aluminium Bi-Fold Doors
  • EPDM Rubber Roof
  • Hardie Plank Weatherboard Cladding in ‘Monterey Taupe’
  • Overhang with Down Lights
  • Professionally Plastered & Painted Internal Finish

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    What Our Clients Think

    Jonathan GRAY
    March 2021

    "Delighted with our garden room..."

    “First rate, high quality build from a very professional, friendly and efficient team. Very responsive from start to finish, helpful with design and we are delighted with our garden room. Very happy to recommend Richard and his team at Miniature Manors...”

    Nick CP
    March 2021

    "Fantastic to work with..."

    “Miniature Manors were fantastic to work with. They built a garden room for us in the centre of Lewes which now serves as a home office for two, a family room and it even has enough storage for all our outdoor needs...”

    Alison Guyton
    March 2021

    "Miniature Manors were really helpful..."

    “From the quote, design to fitting stage of my wooden framed gazebo Richard and the team at Miniature Manors were really helpful. I normally worry when I am having any work done on the house or garden, but I didn't worry at all as they were so professional checking and double checking everything...”

    Ricky Russell
    February 2021

    "The experience from start to finish was first rate..."

    “I cannot rate Richard and the rest of the team highly enough. The experience from start to finish was first rate. I wanted a soundproof music studio built in my garden and approached 8 or 9 suppliers. MM stood out from the start....”

    Quell
    December 2020

    "My soundproofed music room is superb!"

    “My soundproofed music room is superb! Amazing, polite, hardworking team with great attention to detail. Highly recommended....”

    Mark Bradbury
    December 2020

    "So pleased with the results..."

    “Miniature Manors built a multi-purpose garden room for us during lockdown. We are so pleased with the results. Impeccable attention to detail, the friendliest trustworthy team and an end result to be proud of....”

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