FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Planning Permission is not required providing:
- The height of the garden room does not exceed 2500mm & the edge is within 2m of a boundary
- The Garden Room footprint is smaller than 25m²
- Garden Room does not exceed 50% of the garden area, this takes into account garden structures including sheds
- The edge is more than 2m away from the boundary and the eaves height is <2500mm and the entire height is <4000mm
- The Garden Room is stand alone
You could build a DIY garden room for as little as £5,000 to £6,000 or purchase a Garden room and have it installed by a specialist company for £10,000 to £20,000. The price depends on the size of the Garden Room and the materials used to build it.
Sleeping in a garden room occasionally does not require planning permission. If you plan on sleeping in your garden office regularly, you should apply for planning permission.
Yes, it is cheaper because you don't have to pay labour costs. However, you have to put in all the labour. You also have to buy the necessary parts and components. Finally, you assume all the risk if something goes wrong.
Working from home without a clean, distraction-free space is not ideal. If you can afford a garden office, then you'll make your workday much more pleasant.
We recommend insulating every room. Fully insulated rooms are more comfortable and energy efficient.
Yes! Any garden buildings, assuming they are of high quality, add around 5% to the value of your home. This is usually enough to cover the cost of installation and then some.