Why to consider a garden office for work

A log-based garden room can be a great solution if you want an easy and cheaper alternative to building a bricks and mortar extension for accommodating a new home office. It is a quick install and no planning permission is usually needed.

Best of all, a work garden office has the potential to add value to your home. A survey by the Homeowners Alliance and the Federation of Master Builders last year revealed that installing a garden room can add over £35,000 in 14 days to an averagely priced Surrey home.

garden office for workFurthermore, with cozy heated interiors, bifold doors, and on-trend looks, these kinds of structures can be a great asset to your garden. If you are looking to buy a garden office that really meets your work needs, you should consider the following top 5 tips:

1. Find out whether you require planning permission

In most instances, if a garden building is sized below 30m2 and less than 2.5m in height, planning permission or building regulations are not required, as long as it is 1m from a boundary since it is regarded as a ‘Permitted Development’.

However, if you live in a National Park/AONB or want a larger garden building, then chances are planning permission will be required, and if you live in a Listed Building, you definitely will.

2. Think about access

It is also important to give serious thought to the delivery of the new office building to your garden space. Is access sufficient? For instance, if you live in a terraced house, are you able to access the garden from the rear? If not, be sure to choose a supplier that either uses a crane or supplies the building in parts that can be walked through your side gate or home.

3. Research the quality of products

The number of suppliers that offer this kind of building on the market has increased in line with the increase in the popularity of home garden offices. So, ensure that you check out customer reviews online and visit a showroom as well to get a feel for the workmanship and quality of the products in their range.

If the supplier is decent enough, they should have the option of talking to or even visiting existing customers to get a first-hand account of the quality of their customer service. Here are some of the questions you should consider asking:

  • Is a warranty provided?
  • Will it require installation and will it require any kind of regular maintenance?
  • What is it made from?
  • Can the buildings be used throughout the year?
  • Do they offer a complete package that involves both building an installation?

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4. Consider where it will be installed

Think in advance about where you would like the building to be erected along with the kind of view you would like it to have. For instance, is there an awkward nook in the garden that could be utilized better? Would you like the building to face east and enjoy the morning sun or west so that you can make the most of those beautiful sunsets?

5. Remember the end use

Garden rooms can be an excellent candidate for housing your home office, but only when properly planned. Remember the fact that you will require an internet connection, plug points in plenty, and some light sources.

If you buy the right garden room, you can really transform how you work or live in your home. It allows some people to ditch their commute and start working from their back gardens.