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30th Jul
The Garden Escape
Why Don’t You….
Kids mini olympics

…..Just Switch Off Your Television Set and Go Out and Do Something Less Boring Instead? was, somewhat ironically, the highlight of my summer holidays in the 1970s. Though of course by the time it, and a handful of other classic kids shows, had finished there wasn’t much else to do except go outside and find some other kids at a loose end and do something. 

23rd Jul
The Garden Escape
Aesthetics, Functionality or Both?
Cedar Wood

When designing our garden rooms, our architect set out to achieve a harmonious blend of aesthetical elegance and practical functionality, with a healthy overlay of environmental friendliness. From the very first consultation, one of the Garden Escape team will assist you in designing a space that fulfils all your utilitarian needs before advising you on where best to position the building. 

18th Jul
The Garden Escape
How Does Your Garden Grow….On The Roof.
Garden Office by The Garden Escape

Leaving aesthetics aside, there are many reasons why you might like to think about having a living roof on your garden room. Our preferred roof plant material is sedum, a beautiful succulent that does so much more than just look good. It adds mass and thermal resistance, to enhance heat insulation during cold weather, but also provides a natural, evaporative cooling effect on hot days as the sun pulls liquid from the plants and the soil in which they grow. 

14th Jul
The Learning Escape
Pooles Park National Lottery Award Finalists
Eco Classroom by The Learning Escape

The team at The Learning Escape were thrilled to hear that one of our clients is in contention for a National Lottery Award in the Best Environment category. We were honoured to be chosen by Pooles Park School, in Islington, central London, two years ago when the lottery grant was awarded. 

11th Jul
The Garden Escape
Make the most of your summer time with the children
Garden Office by The Garden Escape

According to Theophrastus, one of Plato’s greatest scholars, “time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.” Along a similar vein, nineteenth century writer, Henry Mackay, once said “time is free, but it is priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back.”