Cheddar Garden Studio

Project Details

Another project close to Cheddar Gorge in Somerset where the client had a very steep sloping garden (1:10). They wanted their building at the very top of the garden to take in the magnificent views across the Cheddar countryside. The design brief was to maximise these views from both the building itself and the extensive decking area. The project included a shower room and store room.

Challenges and Solutions

It goes without saying that anything built on such a steep slope creates several challenges. Understanding the ground make up and conditions for the building supports, services to the building and logistics for deliveries, storage and getting materials to the location etc. were all taken into account at the survey stage. We have a proven method of providing a solution for such challenges now having built several of our buildings on slopes. The decking area included an LED lit open canopy area and balustrading leading to six steps taking you to garden level. The project included a fully fitted shower room and pumped drainage connection to the main house drainage some 50 metres away.


Whenever we build on a slope it usually gives a bit of a wow factor and this was certainly the case on this project. Even during the early construction phase you can appreciate how  well the building will sit in its position and command its space. Being so high up on the site and having such a large glass area, which fully opens because of the bifold door configuration, really allows the client to appreciate the views they now have. We also made provision during the construction phase for fire proof material to be introduced where the client wishes to install a future log burner for those cold winter months.

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