Should You Consider A Garden Room

Published on Sep 7, 2020
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A modern small wooden garden room surrounded by trees and potted plants.
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  • Do you need extra space for you or a growing family?
  • Are you looking for somewhere to work from home?
  • Do you want somewhere to pursue leisure activities?
  • Are you looking for somewhere to relax and space to make your own?
  • Do you have a smaller budget than moving home or a conservatory would require?
  • Would you like the added benefits without the disruption of moving or conservatory building would cause?

If you answer ‘Yes’ to any of these questions then a garden room could be the ideal answer for you.

What is a garden room?

Garden rooms can give you everything you need from an additional space with minimal disruption to make it happen.  There are many types and sizes of garden room on the market, from simple wooden structures, to those that are fully insulated with PVC window and doors.  Whichever option you choose, or your budget allows, you will gain an extra space that you can often use all year round.  With many features such as lighting, heating and insulation options available, this can make it the perfect addition to your garden.

Choosing the garden room design to suit your needs

Consider both the size and layout of your garden. Whether you’re looking for a reading room, office or playroom, you can choose just a garden room design that leaves you some green space while offering the space you need. Whether you choose to have a calm space at the end of your garden or nearer to the house is up to you – but do check whether it’ll be possible to hook electricity or broadband up before you decide where to site it.

You might want to consider shape when planning a garden room too. You don’t have to simply settle for a rectangular space; the possibility for an L-shaped, hexagonal or other shaped room are endless, but won’t suit all purposes. If you’re planning on spending time in there, it might be best to check out what type of insulation would suit your needs best too, as this could save you on heavy heating bills in the winter months.

Planning permission

Many garden room additions do not require planning permission. You will need to consider factors such as height and proximity to boundaries, so a quick check with your local authority and the latest regulations is advised.

Garden rooms are more than just a glorified shed; this simple addition can make you fall in love again with your home – and your garden too.

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