The Foleigh is a habitable spec outbuilding which has been designed to bring in lots of natural light and maximise the views out through the front of the building with large spacing between the oak posts, aluminium bi-folding doors and Velux windows in the vaulted ceiling.
A front porch has been designed which is an excellent feature to this outdoor living building as it gives shelter from the elements and makes the building more practical throughout the seasons to open up for air flow letting the outside in when opening up the large bi-folding doors, ideal when internally it is being used for a home gym & sauna. The front porch area also provides a space ideal to store firewood and taking a pair of muddy boots off, after a long wet walk.
The Foleigh’s vaulted fully hipped roof has been designed to minimise the blocking of any views and sunlight, whilst still creating a vaulted ceiling internally, as a result it maximises the floor print of the building making it feel much bigger when inside. The design scheme & roofing design was favoured by the local council when we attained planning permission for our clients.
Planning an Outbuilding for an At Home Gym, Sauna and Office
Extending the roofline over the porch also allowed us to create an internal storage area. Originally the building was designed as a home office / gym but the clients loved it so much they decided to focus their efforts into making this building a place for exercise & relaxing that can be used all year round by the entire family. Complete with multigym machine, bench press, TV, dumbbell rack, excise bike, pull up/ ab stand, yoga space, built in sauna and outdoor shower, the Foleigh ticks a lot of boxes and can be used for many other uses.
Please note if looking for aluminium bi-folds a specialist supplier and fitter will be needed after install of the oak frame. Here at the Oak Designs Company we supply and fit our own hardwood and softwood range of full length French doors, doors & windows. If you would like to know more or discuss an oak framed project contact us today.