Many of the companies we feature on this site offer their garden room buildings throughout the UK. Other companies cover large chunks of the country such as the South East or North West. So, the chances are you will work with a company who are located in a different town to where you live. A supplier’s geographical location will have little impact on the service you receive during your project, as they are well equipped at working at a distance.
We are aware from our conversations, however, that many buyers like the idea of working with their local supplier. There could be benefits to working with a local firm, such as:
You can easily visit a local supplier’s workshops
When buying a garden room, the first step is normally for a supplier to visit you and conduct a site visit. These visits are free and without obligation and in our opinion one of the most valuable stages in the buying process. Some buyers though, like to see an example of a supplier’s work before they invite them to their home. A few garden room suppliers have show buildings on display at their workshops. Other firms will, by appointment, let you have a look around their workshop to explore the construction process. If you live nearby, it obviously makes these visits easier.
You don’t, however, have to visit a suppliers workshop to see an example of their work before you order. Most companies have arrangements with past customers whereby they can organise for you to see one of their buildings near to where you live.
Slotting into the order book
If you are working to a tight schedule, working with a local supplier could have its benefits as removing the travelling time component could allow them to slot you into their order book at short notice. We recently wrote about how Sanctum Garden Studios were able to do this for a customer just a few miles from their workshops. Sanctum’s customer had a tight schedule as she launched her flotation pod therapy business.
Save on delivery costs
Some garden room suppliers make a delivery charge. They normally make this charge on orders beyond 100 miles from their workshops. With prices around £6 per mile over the 100-mile mark, this could soon add up. Obviously working with a supplier local to you eliminates this cost.
Discounts offered for local commissions
Some garden room companies offer discounts on local commissions. Sanctum Garden Studios, for instance, is currently offering £500 off garden room orders in Lancashire. Again, reducing the travelling component saves money, and the supplier will often pass on this saving to the customer.