Garden Office Guide: Contemporary Garden Rooms


We chat with Contemporary Garden Rooms about their range of garden offices:

What is your most popular garden office design?

The myPod Garden Room

Why does your design make the perfect garden office, how have you made it user friendly?

It is installed in 1 day and can be re-sited in the same time period if required.

How do your garden offices comply with Planning Permission?

They are below 2.5m and to not have any “permanent” foundations.

What size garden office do you recommend for one worker to work comfortably?

The standard myPod is 3m x 2.5m and comes complete with a wrap around work-space and built-in storage cupboards. All the customer requires is a Chair to sit on……

And for two workers what size garden office do you suggest?

We would say a minimum of 3m x 4m, which is easily achieved by adding an extra 1m to the width of the myPod or choosing one of our other 2 product ranges in an equivalent size.

Are the foundations included in the price, if so what type?

Yes, reinforced steel concrete pylons with concrete lintels

Are your garden offices suitable for year round use? What type of insulation do you use? How thick are your walls?

Yes, with Pilkington K double glazing, solid wood doors and windows the myPod makes a great all year round office. The walls are 110mm thick with 75mm Recycled Glass insulation which is moisture, rot and fire resistant plus offers excellent acoustic deadening properties.

What is the exterior cladding on your garden offices?

Red Western Cedar

What is the roof covering?

Red Western Cedar in the myPod’s case and EPDM underneath that

What is the interior lining and floor covering?

Engineered wood floor covering and painted engineered marine plywood internal walls

How many electrical sockets do you include as standard?

2 Double Sockets

What sort of lighting do you use in your offices, why have you chosen this type?

3 Way Spotlights

Do you include heating in your garden office as standard, if so what type?


Broadband and telephone are important in a garden office, how do buyers get these to the office?

Powerline Networking or Wifi

What optional extras would you recommend to create the perfect office setup?


What is the lead time on your garden offices?

4 weeks

What is the typical on site build time?

1 day for the myPod

How much does a typical one person office cost?


How much does a typical two person office cost?


Are there any hidden extras? (planning fees, electrical hookup etc)

You will need to add a little extra for some armoured cabling to run between a socket point in your house and the myPod which we supply with the electrical hookup

What is the lifespan of your garden offices, is there any ongoing maintenance?

None if you allow the Cedar to turn a natural silver. Lifespan….we would think at least 30 years, the building is wrapped in a EPDM membrane which on it’s own has a lifespan of 50 years if exposed to the suns UV rays.

What guarantees come with the office, are they free?

Yes a standard 10years on the main structure

If you could give a buyer one piece of advice about buying a garden office, what would it be?

Compare Apples with Apples!

Want to learn more? Give Contemporary Garden Rooms a call on 01952 825630 or visit their website www.contemporarygarden

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