Garden Office Guide: Irish Wood Style


In the latest in our garden office suppliers Q&A sessions we talk to Irish Wood Style.

What is your most popular garden office design?

16ft x 12ft with toilet and wash hand basin.

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

Most popular because it is totally self contained, when you go there you don’t have to leave to use a toilet in your house, so therefore if you have staff working in the office they will not need access to your home. Also to make it more flexible for future internal configuration, the windows are strategically placed so as to be able to make separate internal offices at a later date.

How do your garden offices comply with Planning Permission?

Because our garden offices are available in sizes under 25m2 they are exempt from permission. Anything larger than 25m2 will require permission, which we can take care of for you.

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

We would recommend a size 0f 10ft x 12ft to be a very comfortable size for a one person office.

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

We would recommend a size of 12 x 14 for two person office.

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

Yes foundations are included in our price, typically they are pad system but can vary depending on site conditions

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

Yes our offices are suitable for year round use, we use 50mm kingspan thermo floor in the floor with 100mm recycled fibreglass to both walls and ceiling. Our walls are 170mm thick.

What is the exterior cladding on your garden offices?

We offer a choice of exterior cladding, 150 x 18mm smooth pine shiplap finished in a choice of colour, 125 x 18 pressure treated barrel board or 125 x 30 log effect finished in a choice of colour.

What is the roof covering?

Roof covering typically is fibre cement slates for our apex roofs and edpm on our flat roofs.

What is the interior lining and floor covering?

The interior lining is 12.5mm foil backed plasterboard, with gypsum skim finish and painted to a choice of colour, with the floor being a wood effect laminate finish.

How many electrical sockets do you include as standard?

As standard we include six double sockets but will allow up to twelve at no extra cost upon request.

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

We use led down lighters with dimmer switches, for low consumption and to allow light tone to be lowered.

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

Yes our offices contain heating as standard, we use electric wall panel heaters that are time controlled.

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

We provide a c a t 5 cable wired into the framework and we will connect to main house if requested. Generally a wireless broadband and phone connection is favored when feasible.

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

Definitely a w.c is invaluable, also a skylight can really transform a dark corner, particularly if the unit is placed against two boundary walls where wall windows are not possible

What is the lead time on your garden offices?

Generally one month.

What is the typical on site build time?

Generally six days.

How much does a typical one person office cost?

Typical cost of a 10 x 12 costs €11000 supplied and fitted. We also provide a lower spec fully insulated office which costs €7200 fitted. BOTH PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO 13.5% VAT

How much does a typical two person office cost?

Typical cost of 12 x 14 is €14000

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

The only hidden extra is if planning application is handled by us.

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

Our offices are built to last a lifetime, we recommend an exterior coat of paint every 5 years.

What guarantees come with the office, are they free?

Our offices are guaranteed for 10 years and we will call back to visit after 12 months to inspect the unit and tend any little details that need doing. Generally there will be none, all of this is complimentary such is the confidence we have in our product.

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

Don’t build it too small thinking you will get by, get as near to your wish list as possible,if something has to be sacrificed, don’t let it be size, sacrifice something that can be visited later down the road.

So if your looking for a garden office in Ireland give Irish Wood Style a call on 0035318355774 or visit their website at

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