Headroom in a 2.5m high garden room

Garden rooms with an overall height of less than 2.5m are very popular because they are Planning Permission friendly. One of the most common questions we are asked is how much headroom there is in such buildings. We have tried to answer this question before, but we thought it was time to revisit the question.

The amount of headroom in a garden room that has an overall height of 2.5m varies from supplier to supplier – it depends on how thick the floor and roof structure is – some suppliers offer very thin frameworks, whilst others like a thicker section. Roughly speaking though, the floor to ceiling height is around the 2.1m mark.

Garden room ceiling height

We have modeled up a garden room with a 2.1m floor to ceiling height, and placed a model of a 1.8m (6ft) man in it, as you can see there is space above his head – approximately 300mm (1ft). We have modeled him touching the ceiling just to show that a garden room built to be less than 2.5m high, has a slightly lower ceiling height than in your house.

The 2.1m average ceiling height should not be too much of a problem, unless you’re very tall, the only time we would suggest its not ideal is if you are using the space as a home gym.


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