On wintery days like this do you ever long to be able to sit in your garden? A garden room offers you the opportunity to sit in the garden 365 days a year. Because they are double glazed, insulated and have heating you are able to sit snugly inside whilst being in the heart of […]
Vivid Green designs modern garden buildings with particular attention given to their environmental impact, and as such buildings are designed to maximise solar gain, have high levels of thermal insulation and minimise any waste. Vivid Green offer two standard designs The Penthouse and The Winterhouse but also offer a bespoke design service which allows the […]
There are many things to consider when choosing the location of your garden room. Firstly you have to be mindful of the legal requirements relating to garden buildings, see our planning permission guide for detailed information but you should also consider:- Do you want your garden room attached to your house like a traditional extension […]
It’s your last chance to save 2.5% on the cost of a garden room before VAT returns to 17.5% on 1 January 2010. The autumn has always been a popular time for buying a garden room as it means it is installed and ready to use early in the New Year, but this autumn is […]
We call them garden rooms because they are so versatile that their use should not be limited to one thing, others call them garden offices or studios, outdoor rooms, huts, log cabins or just plain garden buildings. Whatever you choose to call them they are all the same thing. Garden rooms are the sophisticated end […]
Garden rooms often don’t require planning permission, but it is important that you check before you buy. This guide looks at the basic planning regulations for garden buildings. Even if your garden room is at the bottom of your garden it’s important that you check with your local planning office as to whether you need […]
There are three main types of roof construction which can be used on a garden room, a warm roof construction, cold roof construction or a structural insulated panel construction. This article weighs up the benefits.
The wall design of a garden room is very important, not only does the wall have to be structurally strong to support the roof, it also needs to be able to keep moisture out and heat in the room. This article examines the elements that make up a successful garden room wall.
We look at the different types of garden room floor construction, from the types of floor joist and insulation to the essential building membranes which form the basis of a good garden room.
Garden rooms need to be built on solid foundations, and there are many different types of foundation on offer such as concrete slabs and plinths and stilted foundations.