Garden Office, Buckinghamshire

A small advertising agency, which recently relocated from central London to custom-made premises in suburban Buckinghamshire, is now occupying what might be best termed a garden shed!

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Having been designed and built by one of its talented art directors, the Lean Agency’s head office is no ordinary shed, however, but a ‘creative work space that releases, inspires and invigorates’.

The traditional wooden-built shed is something of a work of art, with a high quality insulated roof, external redwood shiplap boards, engineered oak flooring and painted internal wood panelling. Large bi-fold glazed doors occupy the front elevation, allowing the office workspace to be opened onto the adjoining deck area. Inside, there is a separate kitchen area and fully fitted bathroom.

Our Ghiaccio work surface material has been used for finishing the internal fitments and furniture and was chosen for its luxurious look and reflective qualities.

The office furniture features a custom-made ‘floating desk’, with an unobstructed run supported by a single curved storage unit. Our material’s large 3m x 1.25m slab size, slim dimensions and inherent flexibility made it possible to create a virtually seamless finish, with bonded edging strips simulating a deep countertop.

The same material was used for the kitchen worktops, complete with luxurious waterfall ends, and we also supplied high-gloss white cabinet doors for the units. This look continues into the bathroom, where the bath panel, shelving, wash basin surround and shower stall are all clad in the identical water-resistant finish.