When selecting the options for your new Garden Room, it can be difficult to know which one to choose, or how they’re going to look in person.
To help you with this, we’ve created a visual guide to your Garden Room options.
Scroll down to see exactly what our different cladding types, windows, doors and extras look like, and read about the benefits of each one.
Board & Batten Cladding
Board & Batten cladding is a very traditional cladding that has been used to clad buildings around the world for hundreds of years.
We often get asked if our Board&Batten cladding is timber, and indeed it is. It is made up of smooth, multi-layered hardwood panels, with vertical timber strips (battens). This cladding can be stained or painted and is marine-grade, making it a very durable option for your garden room walls.
Our cedar cladding is made up of horizontal boards of Premium Western Red Cedar which is imported from Canada, where it is sustainably grown in plantation forests. Cedar cladding is an excellent choice for your garden room as it has excellent sound & thermal insulation properties – making your garden room cozy & quiet all year long.
This cladding is available in a rough-sawn cedar finish and can be painted or stained depending on which look you want to achieve.
Vertical Cedar or EcoHardwood Cladding (only available on Espace design)
This smooth vertical cladding is applied by hand, one board at a time, by our craftsmen here in Sydney. This painstaking process results in an amazing look – a sleek, stylish garden room that really stands out on your property & will have friends and family envious of your garden room.
This cedar is so premium, that it’s a shame to paint it! We recommend staining it so you can really appreciate the natural details in this material.
If you’re wanting to paint your Espace garden room, then the EcoHardwood is the right cladding option for you.
Pre-Primed Weatherboard Cladding
This smooth, sleek weatherboard is a great alternative to Cedar and has a range of benefits, which we’ve outlined below.
As these weatherboards are pre-primed, & ready to paint, you’ll be able to start painting your garden room as soon as it’s installed.
The smooth finish also ensures a neat, easy paint application and a better look overall.
This pre-primed weatherboard is a 100% renewable resource and is made from the trimmings of hardwood plantation timber.
More than just being renewable, this cladding has a negative carbon footprint which reduces the impact on our environment and creates a better, cleaner future.
This cladding option is suitable for use in properties with a rating of up to BAL19. If your property has a higher BAL (Bushfire Attack Level) rating than this, mention it to our team and we can let you know what upgrades are required to create the right garden room for your property.
This pre-primed cladding is Australian made from Australian hardwood, designed to withstand the harsh Aussie weather, and keep your garden room cosy year-long.
The finish of these Classic Weatherboards will give your garden room a unique but traditional appearance. Ideal for creating a chic coastal or Hamptons-inspired look.
Our glass doors are the most popular choice with customers and it’s easy to see why. They’re a great way to invite more natural light into your garden room and make it feel larger. For privacy or shade, you can add a roller blind mounted on the door. This is a quick, easy & cost-effective solution (and it looks great!)
Solid timber doors are a great choice for your garden room if you’re wanting to keep the light out or maintain privacy.
With their 10-light glass panes and classic Hamptons look, these french doors are a wonderful way to upgrade your garden room.
When choosing the doors for your garden room, it’s important to think about what you’re going to be storing or using inside the space. Items such as large desks, furniture, lounges or even mowers will be much easier to get into your garden room if you’ve got double doors.
A winner for practicality, we highly recommend adding double doors to your garden room, as they make getting items into and out of your garden room so much easier. These doors fold back flat against the external walls, creating a nice wide opening for your garden room.
Double Doors + Sidelights
To maximise natural light, and make your garden room feel as big & spacious as possible, you can’t go past our Double Doors + Sidelights combination. This is double glass doors, with a fixed glass ‘panel’ either side, and you’ll be surprised open + connected they’ll make your garden room feel with the rest of the garden.
Aluminium Doors are available with the Espace Garden Room Design, or as an upgrade on our other Garden Room designs. Contact us for pricing and to find out more.
All window options available in black or white aluminum.
1200 x 865 Sliding Window
Perfect for above a desk or workbench, this window is a popular option for garden rooms.
300 x 1200 Sliding Window
Also known as ‘ventilation windows’, these neat windows are great to add high up on the back wall of your garden room, opposite the doors. They can then be opened for fresh air and create the all-important ‘cross-flow’ of air within the room.
2025 x 600 MOD Double Hung Window
The Mod Double Hung window is a tall, thin window that lets in alot of light without taking up valuable wall space. These windows let in alot of natural light and can be opened fully from top down, or bottom up, making them a great way to let in fresh air (and don’t worry flyscreens are available with all of our window options!).
2025 x 1200 Panorama Sliding Window
Excellent if you’ve got a view – the panorama sliding window brings all the views + natural light into your garden room. This window slides open at the top for fresh air, and the bottom is fixed for child safety.
Roofing, Gutters & Downpipes
We use Colorbond Steeel roofing, gutters and downpipes on all of our Garden Rooms.
We recommend this if you can see the roof of your garden room from your home, as it looks tidy and doesn’t get show dirt/dust up as much as a lighter colour would.
Great for hot areas, as the white colour reflects heat and helps to keep your garden room cool in summer.
Surfmist roofing is very popular for Pool Cabanas, as it creates a summery/poolside look and keeps your pool cabana cool.
Other colours are available for special order. If you need a particular Colorbond colour, please ask our team when discussing your garden room and we’ll add it to your order for you.
Want to see these Garden Room options in person?
You can view a wide range of our garden room sizes & options in person at our Display Centres. Click here to book in your Display Centre visit.