Framing the corners of your garden room

In the sample plans that come with The Complete Self Build Garden Room Guide, we show you how we position the studs in our timber frame to create the corners of our garden rooms.

You may think the corner joint is just a case of butting two wall frames together, and this is certainly an option, but our technique while meaning you are adding in an extra stud now, will make life easier as the build progresses.

As you can see on this side wall frame we have positioned a stud 95mm in from the outer edges

As you can see on this side wall frame we have positioned a stud 95mm in from the outer edges

If you are using  47 mm x 100mm C16 / C24 regulated timbers for your frame, which have a finished size of 45mm x 95mm. When you come to make your side walls, if you position a stud 95mm in from the outer edge it will create a sharp internal corner joint.

By adding in this extra stud, when you come to butt the frames together you have a sharp internal corner - this will be helpful when fitting out the interior

By adding in this extra stud, when you come to butt the frames together you have a sharp internal corner – this will be helpful when fitting out the interior

This is a useful later on in the build when you come to fit out the interior as it gives you a firm fixing for finishes such as plasterboard.

Obviously adding in four additional studs like this on a garden room build is going to have a cost and time implication, we have found it always to be worth the investment, though.

When it comes to insulating your building, you fit your insulation in these small voids, just as you would the rest of the frame.

An overview of wall frames showing our extra studs at the corner

An overview of wall frames showing our extra studs at the corner

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