Our client required a new garden building to accommodate a model railway layout. To reduce complexity and costs the building was to be designed for self-build and to require neither planning permission or building regulation approval.
The building form is reminiscent of a traditional railway wagon and has a heavily insulated timber frame without conventional foundations. The building walls and roof are clad in ‘corrugated iron’. The rounded ends reduce the apparent size of the building and reflect the radii required for the track layout within. The roof projects beyond the building footprint at one end and along one side to provide a sheltered sitting area and bike/tool storage. The client has made a good job of constructing the curved entrance door.