Future Rooms have launched a new range of contemporary garden rooms which mix living space with storage space under one roof
This archive of articles all touch on the price of the garden room. They will give you an idea of how much different size and specification of garden rooms cost.
The Ecopod is Pod Spaces largest standard sized pod, measuring 7.2 x 3.5m, and makes an ideal home office in which you can comfortably fit up to four adults. Not only will you save money on commercial rent, but you’ll also be reducing your carbon footprint.
Following our article on connecting your garden room’s electrics to the mains supply, and the work and costs involved in doing so The Home Office Company have contacted us to point out that they include this connection in the cost of their builds if the garden room is installed within 20 meters of the house – so this is an instant saving of around a £1,000 and means your garden room is ready to use as soon as The Home Office Company leave site.
To find out more about The Home Office Company’s range of pitched roof garden rooms visit The Home Office Company website or call them on 0333 800 5050
One of the few extra costs when buying a garden room, office or studio is the connection of the electrics to the mains supply.
Any electrical work on your garden room needs to comply with Part P of the Building Regulations, this means that a certified electrician needs to undertake the connection of the garden rooms’ electrical system to your houses main supply.
The connection involves laying an armoured cable in a trench running from the garden room to the house, this trench needs to be quite deep, around 500 – 750mm so it’s not disturbed by gardening and should have a warning tape buried above the cable so that anyone digging in the future will be warned that there is an electrical cable below.
So, how much will this electrical connection add to your garden room project? Well that all depends on how far your garden room is from the house as the trench digging and armoured cable is expensive and how much work needs to be done on your fuse board, but as a general guide you should allow £500 to £1,200 for this connection.
Once your garden room has been connected to the mains the electrician will test the circuit and issue you with a certificate. Visit the NICEIC website to find a certified electrician to carry out this work.
Yesterday in the Daily Mail, Sharon Parsons talked about ‘Wendy houses for grown ups!’ and about the growing trend of women buying pretty garden buildings for the bottom of their gardens.
The article focused on summerhouses and how women are furnishing them with Cath Kidson fabrics, smart furniture and plants, but whilst these summerhouses look great and will be a joy to use in the height of summer they are not so great the rest of the year. Soft furnishings can become damp and fusty if left in the summerhouse all year round, and pot plants won’t survive the winter in a cold summerhouse, yes you can add a heater but your efforts will be in vain as the heat quickly escapes through the thin walls and single glazed windows.
Some people buy a summerhouse and retro fit it with insulation but this is never going to be terribly successful – summerhouses are just not designed to take insulation, and to make it work you should have breather and vapour membranes fitted, and doors and windows that are double glazed – it can all end up expensive and not the ideal solution.
Disappointed? Don’t be, there is s solution – a garden room! There are a wide range of designs on the market from pretty cabins to contemporary cubes, and because garden rooms are built just like houses they can be comfortably used 365 days a year. Garden rooms are well insulated and come with heating which means your soft furnishings will stay in peak condition.
A fully insulated, double glazed garden room is not much different in price to a quality summerhouse, the Daily Mail article shows a range of summerhouses from £4,150 to £28,000, garden rooms start at around £6,000.
Because they are built like houses garden rooms are designed to last decades, many are virtually maintenance free with roof coverings having life spans in excess of 40 years – can a summerhouse say the same?
Yes, a summerhouse is charming but the clue is in the name, it’s just for summer (if we have one), for value for money, quality of build and year round usage consider a garden room every time.
Browse this website and look at our supplier’s directory for inspiration!
Photo credit: Homelodge
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Sanctum Garden Studios are delighted to announce their 2011 prices.
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After a successful 2010 and feedback from our customers, all our standard studios now include the following:-
* All maintenance-free Western Red Cedar cladding
* Fully insulated walls, floor and roof
* Maintenance-free composite roof panel made by a worldwide market leader
* UPVC double-glazed windows and doors, low ‘E’ glass and insurance approved multi-point locking system
* Electrics fully installed in either low or high level media trunking, including sockets and lights all wired to consumer unit and outside junction box, ready for your electrician to connect to the house supply
* Full installation by our in-house team including foundations
Optional extras include:
* Extra window in side or back (various sizes available)
* French Doors
* Outside Lighting
* Integrated Blinds
* Electric Underfloor Heating
* Corner Window configuration
For your chance to own one of these great value garden studios visit www.sanctumgardenstudios.com
Back in March 2010 we launched Garden Room Compare offering potential garden room purchasers the opportunity to compare garden room features side by side, this proved so popular that we wanted to develop the tool and make the searching process easier and more enjoyable – we are therefore pleased to announce the launch of Garden Room Search!
We have changed the name to Garden Room Search as this new site is so much more than a comparison site; it’s also a search engine and a database for the best garden rooms, garden offices and garden studios on the market.
Garden Room Search launches with 243 garden rooms listed and we hope that it will evolve into the most comprehensive listing of garden rooms on the internet. Garden Room Search is FREE to use and we don’t charge garden room suppliers to list their products or take commission – our aim is to showcase the work of garden room suppliers and provide potential purchasers with information on what’s on the market.
All the buildings listed on Garden Room Search are fully insulated, double glazed and electrically wired for comfortable year round use which should make comparing specifications easy but you can do searches on specific features such as garden rooms that include the foundation in the price.
By far the majority of listings are for standard design garden rooms but Garden Room Search also allows you to search for bespoke design garden rooms.
The site is easy to use, simply enter the size of building you require, your budget, features you require or a combination of all of these and press search! The more fields you complete the narrower the search results will be.
When you have performed your search click on the results to be taken to a details page where you will find information about the garden room, photos, videos and contact details for the supplier.
If you are a garden room supplier and would like to list your products FREE of charge please complete the Submit Garden Rooms form – the only criteria is that your garden rooms are fully insulated and designed for year round use.
We hope Garden Room Search will help you find your perfect garden room.
Start searching here www.gardenroomsearch.co.uk
Garden Room Compare is a new feature on The Garden Room Guide, designed to make choosing a garden office or studio a little bit easier.
Garden Room Compare allows you to compare garden offices & studios by size, style, construction method, roof coverings and other features such as glazed walls.
Garden Room Compare is simple to use, just click on the element you wish to compare, choose to sort information by size or price and then click on the building photo for detailed information from the supplier.
Although most garden rooms, offices & studios are standard designs, there is a section to compare bespoke design garden rooms, bespoke design allows you to tailor a garden building to your individual needs and tastes.
Garden Room Compare is constantly involving, and is designed to showcase the best garden rooms, offices & studios side by side.
Garden Room Compare is a free service.
Welcome to Garden Room Compare, the place to compare garden office, garden studio and garden room styles, features and prices.
Designed to showcase the best garden rooms side by side Garden Room Compare is a free service. Garden Room Compare is part of The Garden Room Guide’s plan of providing all the information needed to choose a garden room, under one roof.
Garden Room Compare is simple to use – to start simply decide if you wish to compare standard design garden rooms or bespoke design services, then click on the element you wish to compare. If you want detailed information on a garden room click on the photo in the results page.
Click on the type of garden room you want to compare:
Compare: Standard design garden rooms, offices & studios
Compare: Bespoke design garden rooms, offices & studios
Compare: Garden rooms & offices in the Republic of Ireland
All prices and specification details are supplied by the garden room companies listed and are subject to change without notice.
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Has your house been bursting at the seams this Christmas? Could you have done with an extra room for the relatives, a games room for the children or just a place to hide from all the madness? Well there is a hassle free solution to your problems – a garden room.
Garden rooms offer homeowners greater flexibility than a traditional brick built extension, and have the advantage of being set apart from the hustle and bustle of the main house. Garden rooms are not just glorified sheds, they are built like timber framed houses so are suitable for year round use.
A garden room can be a simple one room dwelling or a more sophisticated self contained unit with shower room and kitchen facilities – ideal for putting up relatives! In many instances a garden room does not require planning permission and can be fully installed in your garden within 12 weeks of ordering.
Unlike a traditional home extension, a garden room is quick to build, onsite time is typically one week but some companies can fully install a garden room in just one day! Garden rooms are also more cost effective than traditional extensions; a brick built room will cost you in the region of £1,500 per m2 whilst an average price for garden room is nearer £1,200 per m2.
Garden rooms are built to a higher specification than a brick built extension, insulation values often exceed those set out in the Building Regulations and design features such as bi-fold doors come as standard on many models. A garden room is also more environmentally friendly than a brick built extension with the materials used needing less energy for their production and are then recyclable at the end of their life.
A well designed garden room will add value to your house when you come to sell, but you can also take your garden room with you when you move! It’s not as logistically difficult as it sounds, if you say to your supplier when you order your garden room that you want the option of being able to move it at a later date they will factor this into the build. Many suppliers are using pad foundations so when the building is removed from the garden there is no ugly base for the new occupiers to disguise.
So, if your wish for next Christmas is to have more space, consider a garden room, explore our website for information on the best garden rooms on the market.