Here at The Garden Room Guide, we're passionate about garden rooms, we love their varied style, and endless uses - no garden is complete without one!
We started designing and building garden rooms in the late 1990s. Our first commission was actually a fully insulated, double-glazed playhouse for our client's two much-loved grandchildren. It even had a handmade kitchen!
That led to the children's father commissioning a garden office, and our love of creating tailor-made, insulated outdoor buildings was born. As was the fashion 20-odd years ago, the office had a pitched roof finished with Cedar shingles and a veranda for sitting with a coffee between work and enjoying the views of the garden.
This first garden office project led to more, and over the years, we worked on garden room projects of all sizes and across the country. We even exhibited our work at the Chelsea Flower Show a couple of times.
Unfortunately, an accident and an extended period of recovery stopped our hands-on work in its tracks. That was until, one summer's day in 2009, someone said to us, "you have so much knowledge about garden rooms; you really should find a way to share it!"
Blogging had become a thing, and we'd heard of WordPress, so we purchased a domain name and website hosting. We then started writing guides on different elements of garden room design and the buying process. In October 2009, we set The Garden Room Guide live!
Fast forward thirteen years, and we are still at it! We remain excited, perhaps even more so than in 2009, about these high-spec garden buildings and love seeing how people use them.
It is inspiring to watch garden room design evolve and see how designers innovate with new material combinations and ways to utilise space, even on the smallest of footprints.
Helping buyers make informed buying decisions
We understand that a garden room is a significant investment, so we want you to make informed decisions. To this end, we have produced content looking at each element of the build-up of a garden room. Alongside this, we also showcase the work of different manufacturers - they range from some of the biggest names in the industry to small teams who focus on a specific area of the UK, building one room at a time.
In doing this, The Garden Room Guide has become a pretty big site! On average, we write about 156 different garden room projects a year, plus the guides we write on pricing, construction etc.
We're not on commission!
You may be thinking we work on a commission basis, getting payment if you go on to buy from one of the companies we write about. We are not on commission; the paper trail would be far too complicated for us!
The vast majority of garden room companies we feature on this site pay us nothing.
You will, however, see as you explore the site that some companies choose to run banner advertising with us. These adverts cover the running costs for the site. We have worked with these companies for many years and would still recommend them to potential buyers, even if they didn't help with our running costs.
If you email us and ask for recommendations, we will recommend the companies that fit your criteria, not just those that are advertising with us.
Our aim in speaking with you via this website and in email is to help you find a garden room manufacturer that will create 'your perfect space.