Without question the smallest job we’ve been asked to do, and one that would not have required planning permission had it been just 12” lower!
Our clients had purchased a house with a swimming pool, which they planned to refurbish and turn into a complete leisure area. They had started by looking at timber buildings, but were horrified at the cost.
They also wanted to put up something that reflected the main house building which called for a solid and rendered wall construction.
The brief was to produce a design that would compliment the house, which demanded a pitched roof – hence the height – and would use hardwood windows and doors.
It also had to incorporate two changing rooms, a toilet and shower, a pool plant space, workshop, secluded eating area, and secure storage for garden tools and lawnmowers. Given that the lawnmower in question was a small tractor, the space demand was substantial!
The clients had already found some joinery from their local recycling yard while they were redoing the inside of the house, so we had to incorporate that into the plans, and produce drawings for both planning and building control.
The final result was a definite success, and even included a built in wood-fired barbecue.