Garden Office Guide: Hudson Garden Rooms


In the latest in our garden office series we ask Hudson Garden Rooms questions about their garden office range:

What is your most popular garden office design?

Our most popular design is the contemporary yet simple Oasis garden room. The rectangular shape with its flat roof makes this the perfect foundation for a home office.

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

The shape allows for maximum floor space so every inch adds to the garden office. The modular design allows the window and door configuration to be moved to wherever the customer needs, which can be crucial to ensure maximum natural light and air flow through the garden office.

The Oasis comes with insulated walls, ceiling and flooring as standard meaning it can be used as a office all year round.

How do your garden offices comply with Planning Permission?

The height of the garden as standard is 2.4m meaning it does not need planning permission.

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

A one person office only needs to have enough space for a desk, chair and some filing so our 3m x 2.25m is ample space.

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

A 3m x 3.75m is enough for a simple office setup for two people

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

Yes, we typically lay a concrete base for all our garden rooms for maximum strength.

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

Yes, the floor, walls and ceiling are all insulated for winter warmth. The Oasis design has 76mm tongue & groove timber as standard.

What is the exterior cladding on your garden offices?

Spruce timber used as standard but can be upgraded to Red Cedar or Oak.

What is the roof covering?

Firestone EPDM rubber lining.

What is the interior lining and floor covering?

Plastering interior lining for easy decoration, but can be left as the tongue & groove timber for rustic look. 20mm insultated floor boards as standard but can be upgraded to 25mm Oak boards.

How many electrical sockets do you include as standard?

None are included in the base price, as every customer needs different configurations, but for a 1 or 2 person office we recommend 3 double sockets.

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

Spot lights are recommended as they provide low energy input which is good for the environment but also allows for even lighting spread across the garden room with no shade areas.

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

Not as standard but simple dimplex heaters are recommended

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

The best way is to contact your current home utilities supplier as this is the cheapest and most efficient way of arranging broadband and telephone connection.

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

Bespoke interior furnishing provides the perfect fitted furniture to make your office perfect.

What is the lead time on your garden offices?

4-6 weeks typically

What is the typical on site build time?

1 day to lay concrete based (week before garden office erection) 3 days to build

How much does a typical one person office cost?

Typically £8300

How much does a typical two person office cost?

Typically £9500

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

None, the price above includes typical installation, foundations, basic electrical package and VAT

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

10 year manufacturer warranty of structure and 30 years on the roof. Recommended that exterior wall is treated every 5 years to maintain the natural timber glow but not essential

What guarantees come with the office, are they free?

10 year manufacturer warranty and 30 year roof warranty as standard

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

Think carefully on what your business needs are to work from home and work your garden office around that, not the other way round. You could end spending more money that you needed or you could end up with too small a garden office if not thought out realistically.

Like the sound of these garden offices? Give Hudson Garden Rooms a call on 0800 6122904 or visit their website

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