We have continued making progress on the walled garden, our take on the productive feature of many old estates.
Part of the design for the stone walled garden includes two stone structures in the corner of the garden. We completed a stone pizza oven earlier in the year and we have also completed the exterior of a stone building that is a garden room or summer house. Once the interior is fitted out, it will be a great space for enjoying the garden in the summer months. The garden room sits on the blueprint of an older lime mortared brick and stone building, however we wanted a dry stone appearance to compliment the surrounding dry stone walls. We opted to use a flat very evenly bedded Yorkshire sandstone which would give the stonework on the building very tight and less rustic in character than a dry stone wall. We also constructed a timber roof frame using local oak and tiled it from large flat pieces of Yorkshire sandstone which we shaped into sandstone roofing tiles. This seemed the most appropriate thing to do rather than simply using slate as sandstone tiles are much more traditional to this area and we wanted to create a new building that, although had some modern features would also completely sit at home within its historical environment.