SOMERSET Traditional Garden Buildings
Various projects across Somerset
We have completed several Traditional Garden Buildings, designed to fit our clients brief. Our Architectural staff create bespoke Traditional Garden Buildings of all shapes and sizes, often made from entirely salvaged materials to create a truly sustainable work of art such as the examples outlined below.
The Potting Shed
The client admired a replica Victorian stable that we had constructed from reclaimed materials at the rear of a significant sea front property and asked if we could do something similar with reclaimed materials in his back garden. We identified source materials from various projects within a mile radius of the site and developed a design that would retain an historical context and would be functional as a garden shed.
After the first few iterations the overall size was reduced so that the shed could be constructed under permitted development rights. The bricks and rose veined Mendip stone was reclaimed from a chimney demolition in a current 1900 building on the site of a cottage pre. 1806 (see below, one of only 20 houses in the town at the time). The dressed Mendip stone was reclaimed from the clients own garden. The rafters were salvaged from a boat shed on the sea front, the clay tiles from another town property, sandstone details from Locking road near the site of ‘the old pottery’ and the purlin from a stairs stringer from Coles shoe shop following conversion to apartments. The carved barge board detailing was created from reclaimed floorboards from Broadoak road. All wiring and fittings however were new.
This traditional garden building takes inspiration from Victorian stable designs and was constructed at the rear of a significant sea front property in Weston-Super-Mare from reclaimed materials. We identified source materials from various projects within a certain radius of the site and developed a design that would retain an historical context, linking the stone used with the Victorian house, and would function as an attractive garden shed.