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oak garden room for thatched cottage

Oak Garden Room in Dorset

This oak garden room with tiled roof provides the perfect link between house and garden for this quintessential thatched cottage in rural Dorset.

With panoramic views, the new garden room has now become the favourite room at home, whether for morning coffee, a light lunch or a relaxing evening drink.

Designed for all day and indeed year round use, David Salisbury’s orangeries and conservatories are wonderfully versatile living spaces that can have a wide variety of functions – but have one central theme: your enjoyment.


In this case, our garden room was designed to replace an ageing and problematical aluminium conservatory, which neither enhanced nor complemented the existing thatched cottage with its distinctive traditional features.

Our sales designer Karen Bell, now David Salisbury’s Sales Director, designed a garden room in rustic oak, wanting to create an extension that would work in harmony with its surrounding environment, whilst seamlessly linking house and garden.

The beauty of natural oak is that, over time, it weathers into an attractive shade of silver grey, shown in the first photograph above, which is entirely in-keeping with the location and existing cottage.

However, this weathered appearance was entirely due to customer choice – here at David Salisbury, we will discuss these options as part of our complimentary design service. Typically, over time, our oak framed extensions will turn this shade of silver grey.

Alternatively, we also offer an oiled finish which will retain more of its warm tones, for those wanting that slightly less rustic look. Whatever the case, the beautifully rustic nature of oak is something to be enjoyed.

The project was such a success that the customer went on to order some additional wood windows and doors for other parts of their attractive home.

Oak orangeries and garden rooms remain a key area of growth for David Salisbury, reflecting our now expanded specialist oak sales team, which covers the whole country, as well as our continuing investment in ensuring we deliver the finest quality oak framed extensions available on the UK market.

If you’re considering improving your home rather than moving, seek some inspiration from our new brochure.

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