From Garage to Garden Room courtesy of Freefoam

  • 25 Jan 2022

Freefoam are pleased to announce the release of a new case study, featuring a clever re-purposing of a tired unloved garage into a smart garden room. The refurbishment features Freefoam Fortex PVC Weatherboard cladding in Cappuccino to create a complete transformation.

With a growing number of people now working in a hybrid way, spending part of the week at home, and the subsequent need to maximise both inside and outside space, garden rooms have become the ‘must have’ for many homeowners. This new case study is absolutely on trend and showcases how small changes can make a big difference to living environment and quality of life.

This homeowner had previously used the brick built garage as a tool store, but having recently retired, wanted to dispose of the tools, reduce the garage size to maximise the garden area and make better use of the space.


T E Home Improvements used Freefoam Fortex PVC embossed cladding to completely transform the structure. One wall was dismantled and rebuilt to create a smaller overall footprint. The existing roof remained, and the position of the new wall created an attractive overhang feature. A patio door was installed and the entire exterior façade covered in Cappuccino Weatherboard cladding.

The new building was internally divided to create a his and hers solution! A hobby room on one side, and a utility room for washing machine and freezer on the other.

Low maintenance

Terry Emerton, owner of T E Home Improvements, comments: “This project has turned out really well. I worked with the homeowner to re build and refurbish the garage so that it gave them exactly what they needed.

“I’ve used the Fortex cladding before and knew that it would work really well on this building. One of the critical factors for the owner was the refurbishment had to be low maintenance. We’ve definitely achieved that, he will only need to give it a quick wipe down a couple of times a year.”

The homeowner comments: “We’re absolutely loving our new garden room. We’re both now able to use the space and all our friends, family and neighbours are amazed at the transformation.

“It was also good value for money, we’ve been able to refurbish and upgrade what we already had, rather than having to have something completely new built – much more cost effective.”

This case study highlights the trend to re use and re configure garden spaces is here to stay. The Freefoam cladding range is the ideal solution for any garden building and gives installers, like Terry, a ready made business opportunity.

Terry says: “I’ve already had enquiries from people who have seen this conversion, and am getting more work for similar structures through my Facebook page. I can only see it increasing.”

Louise Sanderson, UK Marketing Manager, explains: “This new case study is great addition to our marketing collateral. We are always on the look out for examples of how our products are used and this garden room transformation is right on trend.

“It’s useful to illustrate to prospective users how PVC cladding can be used on a wide variety of projects and situations.”

View the case study here


Freefoam Building Products,
77-83 St James Mill Road,
United Kingdom

Tel: 01604 591110

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