Transforming a Detached Garage into a Modern Garden Room in Henleaze, Bristol

Our latest case study took us to the home of Mr and Mrs Durant, where we completely demolished an old, detached garage in the homeowner’s back garden and constructed a new modern garden room creating an all-year-round garden room sanctuary.

This bespoke garden room is made from aluminium in a contemporary Anthracite Grey. It is a customised garden room that meets our client’s every need, with a stylish, refined, and airy aesthetic that has left our clients and their guests thoroughly impressed!

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The exterior of this garden room is truly special, with our customised design offering an eye-catching modern garden space. For this particular project, the exterior is brick and aluminium contrast. A lean-to-style roof allowing in maximum natural sunlight whilst remaining thermally efficient with innovative aluminium frames and Pilkington Activ sunshade blue double glazing. Entering the garden room is also an impressive design with brick bared walls, stone flooring, and custom sliding door panels to open the space to the great outdoors. The natural light coming in through the front façade is extremely important for garden room spaces, so we intended the garden room to sit directly in front of the sliding door to create a brilliant design.

Oakley Green was delighted to construct the signature garden room for our clients and have several more bespoke garden room designs lined up this year.



“We are delighted with our new garden room built by Oakley Green. The staff helped plan the building design and listened to our ideas and concerns.  We are very pleased with the final design they provided. The teams who worked on the demolition of the original garage and on the building construction of the new garden room were all very professional.  They were highly skilled, paid attention to detail, worked to high standards and were always open to suggestions for small alterations.  The logistics of material supply was exemplary – materials arrived on time almost without fail so the estimated completion date was kept to.


Overall, the planning, construction and end result was professional to the highest standards and the garden room met our expectations and is a most pleasing addition to our home.

Thank you Oakley Green and all your staff.”

-John & Keren Durant



Garden rooms in Bristol, Newbury and Reading

If you want to have your own custom-built garden room, don’t hesitate to contact us at 01634 877 959 for the Newbury office or 0117 910 9500 for the Bristol team.

Visit our showrooms in Bristol and Newbury, where our helpful team can show you our products and craftsmanship and discuss your next home improvement project today!


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FAQs for garden rooms


What is a garden room?

An Oakley Green garden room is a stand-alone building that’s handcrafted and bespoke in design to create a spectacular addition to your home and garden. Our garden rooms are premium insulated for all-year-round use, allowing you to make the most of your new space even in the colder winter months.

Garden rooms have a wide variety of uses, with anything from a garden office to a home gym or a garden room to enjoy for you. Garden rooms are a unique and cost-effective solution compared to traditional home extensions.


What are the regulations for garden rooms?

Garden Rooms must be single-storey with a maximum eave height of 2.5 metres and a maximum overall height of 4 metres with a pitched roof. If a garden room is within 2 metres of the home boundary line, the garden room needs to be under 2.5 metres high.

A trusted installer like Oakley Green understands planning permission regulations and can support you throughout your installation process.


Do garden rooms add value to a property?

Garden rooms can add value by increasing the square footage of a property’s living space. Property experts estimate that adding a garden room can add 1.5 times the garden room value to a home.