For the past two month Ben Collyns and I have been working on this octagonal thatched timber framed garden pavilion. Ben designed the structure, and asked me to help with the timber frame. It was a challenging building to construct, but we both enjoyed it, and are really pleased with the result.
This timber framed garden pavilion is made out of larch, in the round, with the bark stripped off. This allows it to retain a very natural and rustic feel, in keeping with its natural surroundings. The decking and benches are cedar, which smells amazing, and is a very durable timber so will do well in this semi-outside space. The thatch is Austrian water reed with a combed wheat ridge.
The Colemore garden pavilion will be used for entertainment and contemplation. It sits at the end of a formal garden, on the far side of a large pond, and it has a wonderfully calm atmosphere. I hope the clients get as much pleasure using their new garden pavilion, as we did building it.
Ben and I met when we were both building craft apprentices with the Prince’s Foundation in 2011, and have since worked on a number of projects together, including the Peach House. Ben is a thatcher from Somerset, and he works in both combed wheat and water reed.
Garden buildings are some of my favourite projects, they are so varied and each is unique and a very special place for the individual or family we’ve created it for. Browse our projects page for inspiration for cabins, summerhouses, bothies and sheds.