Have you got idea of how you want your garden room to look and work? Well, garden room suppliers are always happy to hear them and work with you to create your ‘perfect’ garden room
Booths Garden Studios are regularly installing their range of modular garden studios throughout the UK
Useful case study by Garden Affairs which takes an indepth look at a recent bespoke garden studio build, the article includes an interview with the customer who explains why they chose Garden Affairs
Newspapers say garden crime is on the up, garden studios are built like houses, but there are a few steps you can take to make your garden studio extra secure
Working from a garden studio can dramatically increase your work productivity, as Booths Garden Studios explain in this guest post
Take a look at the latest build from Sanctum Garden Studios and read what the customer thinks of their new garden studio
The popular Atelier garden studios celebrated their second birthday recently by exhibiting their work at the popular Grand Designs Live exhibition in Birmingham, but the run up to the show was not without its hiccups!
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.
Make it Father’s Day every day of the year by giving your father the greatest gift ever – a room of his own! There’s no greater joy than that of being a father, but there are just times when you want sometime to yourself, and a room at the bottom of the garden could be what every father craves!
We’re not talking about dusty old sheds here, but contemporary, light and airy spaces in which the modern father can spend his time. A garden room has so many possible uses your father will be spoiled for choice, will he use it to…
Garden rooms make fabulous home gyms; you can equip it with all your favourite exercise equipment and escape there whenever you need without the cost of monthly membership.
Does your dad like to strum on the guitar or play rock loudly, well why not give him his own room, he won’t bother the neighbours as many garden room suppliers offer acoustic insulations packs to make the garden room soundproof!
Why not create a big boys games room with pool table, dart board and Xbox, you could even install a bar for boy’s night.
A garden room lends itself to being a home cinema, large screen, comfy chairs; all you need to add is the popcorn!
Perhaps the most common use of a garden room is as a home office, ideally situated away from the distractions of the main house.
Whatever your father might use a garden room for, every father should have one, and because they are fully insulated and electrically wired he will know he can escape to it whenever he likes.
The gift of space – the greatest father’s day gift – ever!
Take a look around this site and the supplier’s directory for inspiration.
We have just noticed that Green Retreats have launched a great new website for their extensive range of garden rooms.
It’s a really clean and easy to navigate site packed with information, we particularly like the rollover information panels on the specification pages that give you a little bit more information.
Green Retreats have four ranges from the bijou Horizon range that has an external footprint of 5.88m2 and starts at an amazing £4,794 inc VAT to the striking Pinnacle garden room which starts at £22,794 inc VAT for a 3m x 3m model.
The pricing structure is very clear on this new website, we think its particularly useful that you can click on your choice of upgrade option and the price is updated right there on the screen, so you know just what the project is going to cost you.
This is one of the easiest to use garden room supplier websites we’ve seen and its well worth a visit, so take a look at www.greenretreats.co.uk