Oak Garden Room, Essex


Oak Garden Room


Newport, Essex


200sq.ft addition to be used as dining area



Garden rooms are becoming an extremely popular accessory to new-build houses.

Offering all the traditional qualities of a conservatory, they also give a more permanent structure and make it easier to control the temperature, so they can be utilised all year round.

This particular structure is being used as an extension to the property’s kitchen giving a large, extra dining space area.

It has a brick base, a timber frame and solid oak panels to add that little bit of extra character to an already stunning new home.

Our approach to garden rooms is slightly different to other architectural practices in the fact that we aim to achieve a rustic look as much as possible.

Infilling with timber can often make the structure look quite bulky so instead we try to use glass in keeping with its traditional design.

Services provided:

  • Planning permission and statutory building consents
  • Submission of designs to the frame company to facilitate its manufacture
  • Oak detailing and onsite advice
The project exceeded and went way beyond all of my expectations. We put some very ambitious plans in place and the end result is 100% what we wanted to achieve. I couldn’t recommend Neil highly enough. He approached the project with the same care and attention as if it were his own property with great passion and enthusiasm to deliver the results.
Before the start of this project, we had some concerns around the property collapsing into the basement when we were digging it out so the planning element of this project was of paramount importance to us. Neil is always quick to come up with creative solutions when challenges are flagged and his detailed drawings made the delivery of the project very efficient.
This was my first major building development project for my own home. Neil is one of the most experienced building engineers I have worked with and because of the details in his technical drawings, it ran seamlessly. He was helpful throughout the process and much more engaged during the delivery than other architects I have worked with.
This was a tricky project because there were some issues with the levelling of the property. These were overcome thanks to Neil’s team and all the experience they brought to our project. New World Architectural has great initiative and get on with the job to make life much easier for us.
We did have quite a few ideas and photos of what we wanted for a separate studio in our garden and Neil Cook managed skilfully to translate them into drawings and detailed plans. His local knowledge of planning regulations and what we would be allowed to build was invaluable and saved so much time in having the plans approved. They sailed through without objection.
Chris & Jane
The architectural services on this job included everything from start to finish and were delivered with great professionalism throughout. It’s great to work with a professional who support us every step of the way and communicate their actions clearly. If they tell us it’s done, it’s done and it’s done well.
This was the first project I had tackled with such a firm focus on energy efficiency and the build was required to meet a number of criteria levels as instructed by Building Control. New World Architectural took over responsibility of this, carried out detailed research of this and ensured the requirements were set out to us very clearly. The plans were well executed and the residents are very proud of the results.