Some garden room companies have risen their prices significantly over the last few months. The rises are partly due to increased material costs, but in the main, they are down to supply and demand since the pandemic began.
Updating our Small Garden Room Guide eBook to its Spring 2021 Edition, we noticed that some companies have put their prices up £500 or so to cover material increases, while overs have put their prices up £3,000+ since August 2020. This increased price is for the same sized building, the same specification with no new features!
Price rises can happen at any time
There is no set date in the year that the garden room industry increases its prices, and they can happen at any time. It is not uncommon for companies to tweak their prices frequently as material costs fluctuate.
Check how long a quote is valid for
If you get a quote for your new garden room, it would be wise to check how long the price is valid for. Otherwise, you could find the price has gone up while you were considering your options.
On the one hand, you don't want to rush into buying a garden room. It is not uncommon to hear that people have spent six months researching their options, but in doing so, this year, they could have ended up spending £3,000 more for precisely the same building! So, on the other hand, making up your mind quickly could save you a lot of money.
Reserving an installation date
We also noticed a new step in the buying process. It is becoming common to make a small payment to reserve your installation date before you confirm your order. We are seeing payments of £100 to £250 being quoted. Some companies then subtract this payment from the building cost once you confirm your order.
Reserving an installation date can shorten the time between order and installation. The garden room industry is busy - really busy. This means many companies are booking installations for several months in advance. Reserving your installation date early on, could save you several weeks in the long run, but do check if your payment is refundable in case you decide to work with another company.
We talk more about garden room prices here.