our guide to choosing your perfect garden room
It can be overwhelming choosing the perfect garden room. Although you may have an idea, it’s likely that you aren’t sure where to start. With an increasing number of providers, garden buildings are becoming more popular, with so many options on the market. Where do you begin? Read our guide to help you choose the right garden room.
steps for selecting the best garden room:
1. Learn about garden rooms and their uses.
2. Know what to look for in a garden building.
3. Do your homework and ensure you are considering the most important factors.
4. Look for a garden room company that provides expert advice, transparent pricing, and exceptional customer service, plus offers a range of garden rooms that are robust, stylish and great value for money
what is a garden room?
why choose a garden room?
Garden pods are a cost-effective way to add value to your home and increase luxury appeal without the need to move, renovate, or extend. A garden room can be built up to 2.5m high, and you have permission to place it anywhere in your garden. A good garden room provider should be able to deliver within a few week from order and install your garden room in as little as two days – making a garden room an efficient, easy, and cost-effective way to add extra room with minimal disruption.
what is a garden room used for?
what you should look for in a garden room
A solid foundation is essential for a garden room, as is secure double-glazed uPVC windows and doors. Garden rooms should be fully insulated by default. This will allow them to be used throughout the year, regardless of weather conditions. Be wary of garden room companies that advertise too-good-to-be-true prices for their garden buildings. They may only be selling the shell of the building and charge an additional fee for the essentials like insulation, flooring, doors, and windows. All of our garden pods are fully insulated and come with a variety of floor and ceiling options to choose from. Check out our entire range here.
when selecting your garden room, consider whether:
You can easily talk to a member of their knowledgeable team about all your options and questions.
Your garden room provider offers a garden building base solution
There are any hidden costs: Are insulation, floor, interior, and exterior options included in the standard price?
You are able to benefit from free and fast delivery and one-day installation free of charge
You can visualise your dream garden pod through a free 3D design service
Your garden room provider also offers bespoke options
Garden rooms are considered “big-ticket items” because they can be expensive and so are a big decision! This is why expert advice, transparency in pricing and exceptional customer service are essential.
things to think about when choosing a garden room
Think about which company would be best to help your garden room become a reality. Talk to the representatives of each company and do your research. A professional garden room provider will have a team that is friendly and can guide you through the process. They will also provide clear, objective information.
what is the purpose of my garden room?
What purpose will your garden building serve? Are you looking for a home office, crafts studio or a beauty cabin? These factors will impact where and how big your garden pod is, what style you might go for, and whether you choose to opt for the electrical plug-n-play package. The function of your garden room may change over time so be flexible! Looking for inspiration? Here are some suggestions.
Garden building companies should have a variety of designs and styles that can be used for different purposes. Some styles may be more suitable for certain uses or gardens than others. No matter what style you prefer, a great garden room provider will offer a free 3D design, guaranteed to inspire you. We can superimpose your garden area onto your backyard space so you can visualise your dream garden! Expert garden room builders should also offer a bespoke garden room service that will not break the bank, if you are looking for something specific. Find out more here.
what’s the process?
Create a custom, personalised 3D design together.
Confirm design and finish.
Book installation date – with us, it’s possible to have it in as little as 2 weeks from order!
Confirm your base where the new garden room will be located (our expert team will assess from photos or conduct a free site visit). More information on garden room foundation options.
We pre-build and prepare your new garden pod in our factory.
Our experienced installation team will deliver and install your new garden building in as little as one day.
do I need planning permission?
You don’t need planning permission because of our clever garden room designs. The height of the garden building is less than 2.5m, so permission is not required. But – each building is unique so it’s important to check with your local authority, especially if you have a listed building, live in an Area of Natural Beauty, a National Park, World Heritage Site or a Conservation Area. If your new garden room covers more than 50% of the garden or is on a front elevation, you should check if planning is required. (This information is for guidance only and you should check if you have any doubts).
what will it cost?
What is an affordable garden room? This question can only be answered by you. It is important to weigh the cost of the service and quality you receive against the price. You can also compare the services offered by different providers. Remember that estate agents and lenders believe that a garden room will increase the home’s value by 5-10%. If you choose a modern and stylish garden room that is built to a high quality, it will be able to withstand the test of time and will add value to your home, even if you are not planning to move for a while.
do I need an architect for my garden room?
choosing the right garden room foundation
what to consider when deciding on your garden room base
deciding on your perfect garden room
helping you pick the right garden room for you and your need
getting electrics installed in your garden room
your options, including our electrical ‘plug-n-play” package”