A GUIDE TO CREATING THE PERFECT GARDEN GYM ROOM

At GlasHaus our luxury glass garden rooms are suitable for use all year round and can be built to serve practically any purpose. One of the most popular spaces we’re asked to create is a garden gym room.

Garden gyms add value and aesthetic appeal to a property, while complimenting a healthy and active lifestyle. Whether you’re a fitness fanatic who wants to cut down on time spent commuting to and from the gym, or a novice who’d rather begin training at home, owning a garden gym will provide the perfect secluded location for home workouts.

We’re passionate about the lifestyle benefits that garden rooms provide, and when it comes to garden gyms, there are plenty of benefits. Put simply, garden gym rooms make it simpler than ever to stay fit. They’ll also save you money in the long term by eliminating the need to pay for gym fees and they’ll be available to use 24 hours a day.

Further Benefits of owning a garden gym room:

  • Ability to exercise in private
  • Free up space in your house by relocating gym equipment
  • Save money on gym fees
  • Convenient 24/7 access
  • No travel time or costs
  • Temperature control
  • Play your own music while exercising
  • Personal, clean gym equipment
  • Garden views and aesthetic surroundings


Our glass garden gyms are manufactured from premium structural steel box section frames, ensuring they’re sturdy enough to withstand daily exercise sessions. All other materials and features can be selected by you, as we tailor-make all our garden rooms to our customers’ exacting specifications.

To enable you to create the perfect garden gym for your garden and lifestyle, we’ve  listed some other features that you should take into account during your design process below. 

Garden gym room considerations:

Privacy

One of the main benefits of owning a home gym is the ability to exercise in private. At GlasHaus we specialise in glass garden rooms, and whilst some may want a garden view whilst they work out, others may not.

For those who would prefer more privacy, high quality frosted glass may be the solution. Light reflects through frosted glass in all directions, rather than in a straight line, so objects behind the glass appear blurry. Frosted glass still allows glareless soft light into a room, but ensures others can’t see in.

It’s worth considering the option of frosted glass glazing if you’d rather exercise in complete privacy.

Strength

It goes without saying that a garden room needs to be sturdy enough to handle the weight of kettlebells, dumbbells and other heavy equipment if it’s going to be used as a gym. That’s why we create our glass rooms using sturdy structural steel box section frames.

We can also provide reinforced heavy-duty floor joists if needed to ensure the body of your garden room is robust enough to withstand high-impact workouts and heavy gym equipment.

We do also suggest investing in specialist rubber or foam matting to cover areas of the floor that might be subject to damage from weights dropping. The matting will also provide an anti-slip surface, ensuring machines don’t move as you’re using them.

Temperature

Bespoke garden rooms are perfect for use all year round – SIP insulation panels ensure the rooms stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter. However, to create the optimum training conditions within your gym, we suggest installing a cooling system.

Cooling systems require a power supply, however, this is easy to achieve in most instances. Introducing a power supply will also allow you to install entertainment systems, providing music or films while you’re working out. Fridges can also be installed, providing cool, refreshing drinks when you need them most. 

Size

Size is one of the most important things to consider when designing your garden gym. It goes without saying that the more floor space you have, the more equipment you’ll be able to fit in. While people tend to understand that maximum floor space is best, room height is a feature that is often overlooked.

Using cross trainers and treadmills will elevate your height, as will stretching, jumping and  lifting weights above your head. This should be taken into consideration when deciding the height of your garden gym. 

In general, garden buildings within 2 metres of a property boundary must not exceed 2.5 metres in height otherwise planning permission will be needed. More information on this and other guidelines relating to permitted development rights, can be found here: https://glashausdesign.co.uk/blog/planning-permission-for-a-garden-room/.

Security

Gym equipment is expensive, so it makes sense to install window coverings to conceal the contents of your gym, especially if the majority of the walls are constructed using glass.

We can source your ideal window coverings, whatever they might be. 

All glass featured in our garden rooms is double glazed as standard with a 1.0 W/m²K centre pane U-Value, making it extremely strong and durable. The sliding doors we offer as standard are from the Schuco ASE 60 range. These feature modern fittings with security components that are not visible from the outside, ensuring the highest level of security without compromising on aesthetic design. We can also provide toughened glass if required to help keep intruders out.

Aesthetics

The overall look of a room will play a big part in deciding how much time you spend in there. By incorporating inviting and stylish aesthetics into your garden gym, you will create a pleasurable gym experience for yourself. 

As standard our garden rooms come with plastered and painted walls and solid hardwood timber floors. What’s more, we can tailor these features to match the exact style you’re wanting to achieve. Whether you’re wanting a neutral and relaxing space, or a bright and motivating workout area, it’s important to take into consideration the overall look and feel of your gym.

Our dedicated expert designers are always on hand if you need any interior inspiration or advice.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding how to create the garden gym room of your dreams, just get in touch. We’d love to work with you to create an outdoor space that adds value to your home and benefits your lifestyle.

For any enquiries, advice or quotations, please contact our expert team here: https://glashausdesign.co.uk/contact/.