Chillout Room and Gym

Location: Hertfordshire

This family in Hertfordshire needed more space but didn’t want to go through the pain of extending their house.  They realised that a separate garden room would be much better value for money and allow them to get exactly what they wanted: a separate space away from the house where visitors could stay as well as a place for their teenage kids to hang out with friends plus a good-sized gym for the whole family to use.

The Project

13M X 7M
Increased ceiling height, Air con, Shower room, Water & waste supply
Spring 2022

We worked with the client, planning advisor and local authority to ensure that the building met planning restrictions and passed building control.  We can recommend a planning specialist to assist with this process where required.


The building is divided in to 2 separate large areas, plus a shower room and a small storage room.  Alongside the standard heating, electrics and hard-wired data installation package we also fitted Air Conditioning and ran and connected a new Water and Waste Supply.


The ‘chillout room’ is ideal for playing pool or hosting movie nights with friends, giving the teenagers somewhere be noisy but also a space for the adults to host friends and family .  It has large bi-fold doors allowing this space to become a multi-functional inside/outside space on warm summer evenings.  We added a 3-pane lozenge window on the back wall to allow more light and fresh air into the space.


In order to give enough head-room when using the running machine or static-bike we designed a recessed ceiling for the gym space.  The shower room sanitaryware installation and tiling were completed to a high-standard by Outsiders.


Externally the building is finished in Tongue & Groove Cedar cladding and downlighters, there is an overhang along the front which has been fitted with recessed spots.  We fitted a large wrap-around deck so that the family can sit out on warmer evenings and enjoy their garden.