Creating unique outdoor spaces - Turning a bathroom into a sun terrace

We love a challenge here at Garden Carpentry, and this job certainly created one! 
As with many old welsh cottage, the original toilet block for this cottage was located outside of the property at the bottom of the garden. This one just happened to be raised eight foot above ground level! with the property having been modernised previously this small but useful space, (12x8 foot) had been forgotten and become over grown. 

Our brief was to create a sun terrace type garden in what was the toilet block! 

We started by removing the outer wall.

stone wall

A window was replaced by a door by a local double glassing company, allowing external access. This left a gap of around 5 foot between the door and the old bathroom area.

new door

Here the initial view looking out of the house can be seen, staring at an old wall and our ladder highlighting the gap between the property and the previously hidden space.

Beneath you can see the access onto the new timber decking area.
sun terrace ynyslas - decking

The final result was a 16x8 foot decking area with integrated bench and a combination of fence and railing to ensure privacy for both the deck owner and the neighbours. 

Decking sun terrace Borth

Heres' a before and after looking back at the property 

Timber decking with fence Aberdyfi

... and looking in the opposite direction at the old toilet bowls and now the useful decking area. 

 To add some scale to the job, here's the view looking up at the decking from the alley below.

Before and after decking photo

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