Garden Room, Outdoor Kitchen, Pergola & Swim Spa in Chigwell, Essex

The client came to us as a recommendation from three existing clients. At the back of their garden, they had a very unusual area. A 2m slope separated this area, which was surrounded by fence panels. They wanted to build a secure space where their young child could play and the whole family could enjoy all year round.

The family’s wish list included a swim spa where they could swim and play, a seating area with outdoor cooking, and a space for an office and gym because they were using a bedroom as an office and the garage as a gym during the summer.

Once the concept was accepted, we got to work implementing it, which involved extensive groundwork that included retaining walls, block and beam floors, drainage systems, foundations for buildings, a swim spa, and fences.

A garden transformed by London Essex Outdoor Living including a Hydropool Swim spa, a Pratic pergola, Medi outdoor kitchen and Medi garden room

The Aims:

– Enhance an unusable part of the garden to incorporate the design.
– Giving the mother and her daughter the opportunity to improve their swimming skills and the husband a creative work environment and workout space.
– Designing an entertainment space that includes a lounge area and an outdoor kitchen with the purpose to enjoy all year round with family and friends.

The Project:

Two high flow V-Twin Swim Jets, a high flow Slip Stream Swim Jet, and Form Smart swim goggles are included with the Hydropool 16′ Swim Spa Executive Trainer with Rollaway Cover that was provided. Also includes Hydropool patented self-cleaning system via floor vacuum, skimmer, and pressurised filtration. The client chose this swim spa because of the adjustable swim pace and low maintenance requirements. The client was very thrilled with the spa seats during a wet test in the showroom.


A 3D design was developed upon the clients request to aid visualising the layout and final design stages.

3D Design:

The swim spa was installed fully sunken within composite Millboard decking. Additionally, Millboard decking provides space for a sunken seating area with a custom table, a Medi outdoor kitchen, and planters. These are kept in a Pratic pergola that is automated and controlled by a remote. The plan includes a Medi garden room that serves as both a gym and an office, as well as custom fencing that forms feature walls.


The Testimonial:

My wife and I wanted to take time to say thank you for the transformation of our garden. If we had to describe our experience with London Essex in one word It would be “outstanding”. From the moment we spoke to Mark and Giuseppe we instantly knew they understood our requirements, they didn’t see the project as another sale but they took time to understand our vision and the lifestyle change we were looking for. I wanted to outline 4 areas that your service was exemplary. 

My wife and I still remember our first meeting with Mark, it didn’t feel like we were working on a garden transformation but a lifestyle transformation. Mark quickly understood what we were looking for and his meticulous level of detail to ensure the design met the brief also showed his expertise in this area this reassured us that we wanted to collaborate with the team. The design process was a very enjoyable process as we discussed the various ideas for the space we wanted to transform.  

The design process was really enjoyable this was the first time we got to experience what the finished garden would look like. The drawing that Giuseppe produced were identical to the finished project, Giuseppe spent considerable amount of time making sure the CAD diagrams showed us what we could achieve, the level of detail was extraordinary and made us really picture what could be achieved. 

The teams that worked on the project from doing ground works to the team that did all the carpentry were diligent and provided a level of service that went above our expectations, the teams dedication was faultless – the team led by Darren are phenomenal people and we have the privilege of calling the team friends. The level of detail to spec out the project was extraordinary. The communication throughout the project has been fantastic, never did we feel we were out the loop of what was going on. The level of care that we got from design, to the team actually making the magic happen and the project staff was exceptional, they always went above and beyond to make sure we were kept up to date. 

The products on offer are extremely high quality and we are thrilled with the Swim Spa, the Green Egg, the Pratic pergola and the out building. 

I would highly recommend London Essex, don’t waste your time at looking anywhere else. 

Faisal and Brera Hawa

A swim spa installed fully sunk in a Millboard decking by London Essex Outdoor Living

Transform your garden into a captivating retreat with our expert guidance. Whether you’re envisioning a cosy outdoor escape or a stylish alfresco entertaining space, we’re here to bring your dream garden to life. Contact us today at 020 3150 1503 for personalised assistance, or visit our showroom at 202 – 204 High Street, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 5SZ, open Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 17:00.

Let’s work together to transform your outdoor space into a haven of tranquillity and beauty.

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