Amazingly we are on the Fourth issue of Garden Rooms Magazine, this month we take an in-depth look at some more key issues surrounding buying a garden room, office or studio
Booths Garden Studios pride themselves on the cost effectiveness of their range of garden rooms, but raw material costs are forcing a 5% increase in prices.
In general, with garden buildings you get what you pay for! Spend a reasonable amount and you’ll get a building that will last you for many, many years.
Buyers at Grand Designs Live can’t believe the price of Garden Spaces GastroPod, with a RRP of £9,120 and a show price of just £7,295 it seems like a lot for your money to us!
Unique opportunity to buy an ex-demo garden room, built to a high specification for just £8,000 plus VAT
The garden room industry is blooming! But still some suppliers are failing, how can you protect your investment?
Insitu Garden Offices are one of the only suppliers to offer a complete home garden office solution – building and office furniture. Their Office 4 is the perfect set up for two people to work comfortably as Insitu Garden Offices explain:
Our fully fitted “Ready to Go” Garden offices are used by discerning professionals who demand high quality and well planned office space close to their homes. We will design supply and install your new studio office complete with the necessary furniture items to create a comfortable and space efficient, all year round working environment.
This fully inclusive approach not only saves our clients valuable time, but also the hassle of sourcing and ordering furniture items post studio installation, eliminating potential third party furniture installation problems and possible building fabric damage in the process.[fl_builder_insert_layout slug="first-steps"]
Our unique and comprehensive workspace consultancy will not only ensure that the correct size of studio is specified in the first instance, but equally importantly that the high quality furniture selected will fit neatly within the individual footprint designed.
- Fully insulated for all year round use.
- Attractive maintenance-free Western red cedar cladding.
- Building regulations compliant double glazed UPVC windows and doors, incorporating SGG Planitherm Total + low emissivity glass.
- High specification VDU regulation compliant office quality “Flood lens” lighting system.
- Completely electrically wired with Part P certification (Required for your insurance).
- Fully plastered and painted interior.
- Wide range of contemporary furniture from a leading Italian manufacturer.
- 10 year insurance backed guarantee
Studio size: 5.0 x 3.6
Price: From £19,950 including furniture and VAT
For more information visit the Insitu Garden Offices website or call them on 0800 0612 639
Check out our easy to ready garden room feature table and see clearly why it is best to spend a little bit more on your garden room
You can pick up a garden room for around £3,000 but its not so much what you get for your money as what you don’t get! If we could give you one bit of advice it would be don’t go for cheap garden rooms.
So, how are you going to pay for your garden office? Many people extend their mortgage to cover the cost of their garden office project or some of the cheaper garden offices fall in the price band of a personal loan or even a credit card, if you are in business you could apply for a business loan to pay for your office, but there are other options.
Many garden office suppliers offer finance options on offices so you can spread the cost of your garden office:
Interest Free Credit
Some suppliers offer interest free credit on a garden office, with this type of agreement a deposit of around 20% is paid and then a fixed number of monthly payments, the number of 0% months varies from supplier to supplier but typical examples are 10, 12, 24 and 36 month periods.
Buy Now Pay Later
If you want a garden office today but don’t want to pay for it for a year you could consider a buy now pay later deal. With this type of finance you pay a deposit of around 20% and defer the final payment for 12 months, if you pay the final payment before the end of the 12 month period you don’t pay any interest but if you go over the agreed period you will pay a high rate of interest.
Fixed Monthly Payments
If you want to pay for your garden office with fixed monthly payments you might consider this option, a deposit of around 20% is paid up front with fixed payments over 12,24,36 or 48 months, you pay interest on this type of arrangement and although longer terms have lower monthly instalments you will pay more interest over a longer term.
You might of course just want to pay with cash!