When it comes to choosing the external finish of your garden room, you might know exactly what you want, or you might be completely stuck on what to have. Whether you have made a decision or not, you may find our selection of finishes can inspire and conjure up some brilliant ideas for your garden building.


Adding external wood cladding to your garden room provides a stunningly sleek yet earthy look. Ranging from cost-effective and durable to luxurious and long-lasting, there are many possibilities as to how your external finish can look. Whether you’re looking for something matte, glossy or with plenty of texture, there will be a type of external finish out there that’s perfect for your garden room.

Going for an external finish like Cedar would provide a light, softly coloured wood with a matte finish. You’ll notice that cedar boasts individual shades in each piece of cladding, which all blend beautifully together. Or maybe you want to opt for something more cost-efficient solution like Redwood, a durable and eye-catching timber cladding that you can also paint or varnish to create the right shade for you.

Speaking of painting, if you want a harsher colour such as completely black for your external cladding, charred timber is a great alternative that offers a striking finish with plenty of texture.

You can even go for a synthetic material similar such as Composite cladding, with a similar look to timber while also having a durable, consistent lifespan. This type of cladding is also ideal for painting over as well as being available in different shades.

No matter what you choose, however, your wooden cladding will always need to be oiled or varnished now and then (ideally once a year) to obtain its healthy appearance and avoid any problems such as wood rot.


Corrugated board provides a blend of practicality, affordability, and design versatility. The material’s simplicity facilitates quicker assembly, enabling homeowners to have their garden room up and running in a relatively short span of time.

In terms of design versatility, corrugated board provides an array of aesthetic options. It can be customized with various finishes, colours, and patterns to suit your preference, from modern and industrial designs to more traditional aesthetics. This adaptability allows homeowners to achieve their desired look for the garden room while also benefitting from the cost-effectiveness of the material. Additionally, corrugated board is known for its durability and weather resistance, making it a reliable choice for outdoor structures. Its ability to withstand the elements contributes to the longevity of the garden room, ensuring that it remains a functional and attractive space for years to come.


Brick cladding can impart a timeless and rustic elegance to your garden room, instantly enhancing its exterior aesthetics. Combining both aesthetic charm and practical functionality, stone cladding has variations of shades and textures and complements various architectural styles, from traditional to contemporary, allowing for a design to beautifully match the aesthetic of the home.

Beyond its aesthetic virtues, brick cladding also delivers practical advantages. It provides an additional layer of insulation to the garden room, helping to regulate indoor temperatures and reduce energy consumption. Additionally, brick cladding is durable and low-maintenance, requiring minimal upkeep over time. Its robust nature makes it resistant to weathering, pests, and decay, thereby prolonging the lifespan of the garden room and offering excellent long-term value.


Yes, you heard it right, outdoor wallpaper! This can be an amazing addition to your exterior while providing all-year-round durability. Incorporating a unique pattern or a splash of colour can make your garden room really come alive.

It is also a great opportunity to show off your style. When family friends, or guests first walk into your garden and encounter your garden room, using a certain pattern or colour can speak volumes about your personality and who you are as a person.


Our options don’t end there. Ranging from metal and cork to render and beyond, we firmly believe in providing limitless possibilities. If you have specific visualizations in mind, we are committed to seamlessly integrating them into the exterior design of your garden room.

You can also visit our blog on cladding option ideas to browse both external finishes we have used in the past, and some stunning materials we would love to use for future projects.

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