Malahide Garden Room Project

Location – Malahide

Malahide garden room project – An urban garden redesigned to incorporate an outdoor office, patio space, firepit area and planting plan. This space had to be managed carefully as it was quite small. The planting and tree plan was key to creating a vibrant space which will mature to a colourful natural garden. The garden room triple glazing aluminium window, under floor heating.


Client Review

Shane O Rourke – Malahide

 We worked with Kevin and his excellent Zen Space team to build a home office / studio in July 2020 in our Malahide garden. It was a great experience throughout, from the design consultations, to the choosing of materials, to the execution. We had reviewed a number of other garden room providers in advance, but Kevin’s ability to design the studio tailored to our garden space, to make full use of the natural light, with such a high-end finish, and on budget, made this the best decision we could have made. The studio has a Shou Sugi Ban, charred timber cladding exterior, which blends into the garden and dissolves into the darkness. The idea was that it complements the surroundings rather than stand out. Even the exterior lighting was carefully considered by the team to create a warm and inviting space.  The interior is bright and airy, full of natural light during the day. The room has amazing insulation, and by using the thermostat controlled underfloor heating in winter for an hour or two in the morning, the room retains all of the heat throughout the day, into the evening, even on the coldest of days.  We are so grateful that we chose to build a separate garden room, and could not be happier with the quality build produced by Kevin and his team at Zen Space. It provides for the perfect garden retreat, whether that is garden office, workshop or studio. 




June 2020


Outdoor office


Triple Glazing black aluminium windows and doors


Fully insulated


Under floor heating


Charred timber exterior designer cladding


Lighting - Interior ceiling downlighters plus exterior lights


Fully powered with multiple sockets with USB chargers. Independent fusebox connected to mains fusebox in main house


Exterior finish – Charred black timber


Fire and Carbon Monoxide alarms fitted