3.0m x 3.6m
The need for space has never been greater. Whether it’s a growing family, working from home, a teen den or a breakout space, the requirements are the same. Great quality space that looks good and works 365 days of the year Shomera introduced the concept of a Garden Room to the Irish market 24 years ago. Our passion to improve and deliver a great product continues.
In 1998, the first Shomeras were built as home offices, offering a clear separation between work life and home life while getting the benefits of working from home (WFH). In those early days, it was called teleworking or e-working and while working from home (WFH) had been steadily growing, the pandemic changed things utterly. Now WFH is available to a large segment of the workforce and the blend of working from the office and home is attractive to employers and staff.
There are many things that make a building look good – shape, proportion, choice and balance of materials, symmetry, asymmetry, placement of openings (window and doors), junction details and more. We have been designing Garden Rooms for nearly a quarter of a century and have learned a lot in that time. In the context of buildings, Garden Rooms are on the small scale and the proportions require careful attention to ensure they look good. Discover our Classic and Contemporary ranges or talk to us about creating a Bespoke Garden Room built to your specific requirements. These are just some of the sizes available – contact us to find out about additional sizes
Our Classic range works to the maximum heights permitted under planning exemption and we endeavour to give a balance of light and usable space. Our goal is to give you a Shomera that gives you the space you and your family need, looks great in your garden and lasts a lifetime.
3.0m x 3.6m
3.6m x 5.4m
3.6m x 6.6m
Ask 10 designers what contemporary means and despite common themes you will get 10 different answers. Our Contemporary range focuses on a minimalist approach when it comes to shape and form. When a building looks great and simple at the same time, the secret is in the detail. An important feature in our Contemporary range is the overhang that seems to sit on air, unsupported. Simplicity of design requires careful attention to detail and structural elements that are hidden from view are not easy to create. What we hope to have achieved in our Contemporary Garden Room range is a building that looks so simple, “anyone could do it”. The Contemporary Garden room offers a variety of uses in one building on a modest footprint in your garden.
3.0m x 4.2m
3.6m x 4.8m
3.6m x 6.0m
Shomera has been designing Garden Rooms for a quarter of a century and with our in-house design team (architect, engineer, QS, master builders), we can start with a blank canvas, design and build to your specific requirements. Whether you want to replicate details of your home, use different materials, roof styles or shape of building, let us know what you are thinking and we can create something unique for you.
All Our Garden Rooms are
THE RIGHT DECISION
From being the first to market and evolving the design almost a quarter of a century, we understand how vital proportion and detailing are in the overall design and look of a Garden Room. Along with the overall shape and look, once you get the glazing in balance, you can focus on finishes.
What works best over time is a cladding that looks good, requires little maintenance and lasts a lifetime. The insulation requirements for a garden room are slightly different. The room must heat quickly as the nature of the usage is different to a home. That is why the insulated timber floor cassettes and two layers of insulation on the walls make such a difference.
With glazing quality matching housing standards, the noise and thermal performance keep your room quiet and warm. A garden room needs lighting and sockets that are fully compliant. A small panel with main fuse, RCB and MCB cover will provide a reliable and safe supply. The option to include plumbing is a significant cost factor but means the garden room can operate very well and independently as a fully-fitted home office, gym, etc.
Whether it’s a Garden Room or House Extension, seeing is believing and nothing replaces standing inside the space, so our show area is a must-see. We are delighted to have Shomera Village open for drop-in visits on Monday-Friday 10-12.30 and Saturdays 11-3.
For other times, viewing is by appointment only. Please ring 01 8258288 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a viewing.
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You get a 10 year structural guarantee. All electrical and plumbing work is completed by fully registered tradesmen. In addition, manufacturers’ guarantees for windows, roofing, flooring, etc. are also given.
The vast majority of studios we install are exempted from planning under Class 3 of the General Exempted Development provisions of the planning regulations. The size limit for no planning is 25 square metres (268 square feet). There are some other conditions which we can go through with you in greater detail once we have surveyed your property.
Comprehensive drawings and quotations reduce the risk of running over-budget. It is also important to exercise restraint on finishes when the budget is tight.
We use larch as our preferred cladding. The larch is FSC certified and goes through a vacuum pressure-treatment prior to installation. Having used many different claddings, larch offers an excellent balance of performance and minimal maintenance.
The windows and doors are double-glazed uPVC, with the advantage of being made from a naturally insulating material. The double glazed units come with tempered glass as required and the double glazed vacuum is filled with Argon gas. The window frames are 90mm and passive house standard. Windows and doors are available in Dark Grey (Slate Grey, RAL 7015) or Light Grey (Silver Grey, RAL 7001).
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