If you’re looking for a way to spend more time outside and enjoy the fresh air, then building an outdoor garden room is your best choice. Hassle-free, cost-effective and contemporary; they make a modern alternative to the traditional home extension methods. As stand-alone structures, these rooms provide separation from distractions of home with total flexibility as they can be used by family members or visitors who come over all year round! Garden rooms are perfect spaces that create privacy in the back garden without sacrificing quality living space indoors. With no limitations on what functions this indoor/outdoor structure could serve – all while being turnkey – there’s never been anything like them before!
Garden offices provide you with the opportunity to have a healthy work/life balance, and enable your choice of working hours without disturbing anyone in the family. You will also save money by not commuting – time that would be wasted on traveling from home to office can now be spent at lunch communicating with loved ones or returning quickly back to work after having stepped through beautiful gardens.
A garden gym is another popular use of a garden room extension. As a versatile space, you can have light and fresh air in abundance when creating your own personal fitness center for complete privacy – not to mention the motivational soundtrack to help you through your workout without disturbing the rest of your household.
Having a garden studio is the best place to get creative because it offers you privacy and natural light. You can be as messy as you want, without worrying about how your mess looks in someone’s professional space or trying not to make too much noise when working with delicate materials like glass pieces on a lathe.
Whilst a garden room extension cannot be used for permanent and self-contained living without building regulation sign off, you can certainly use your garden building as temporary accommodation.
When you’re looking for a way to use the extra space in your garden, don’t forget about building an all-purpose room. This can be used as an office and gym or games rooms or even bar spaces! Your options are endless so get creative with what works best for you.
When it comes to a garden office space, you don’t need to seek planning permission. Garden rooms usually fall within the permitted development guidelines, therefore do not require planning permission. However, there are some permitted rules to building a garden office, by working alongside our ARB registered architects we can guide you through and create the perfect online drawings to make your dreams become a reality.
Your new garden office must be single storey and not exceed 2.5 metres in height and must not contain sleeping accommodation, if this applies to your garden office then planning permission is not required. Should your garden office fall outside of the permitted development guidelines, you will need to seek planning permission. At Extension Plans UK, we’re able to advise and handle this as part of our planning and drawing services.
As garden room extension planners, we are able to provide bespoke designs. We will always promise a straightforward approach with honesty in order for our strengths to serve you the best.
To get started, upload the measurements you have taken so that we can create your garden building architectural plans. In order to obtain approval from council for construction and minimal delays, we cut out the initial site survey and unnecessary meetings and instead request that you provide the information to allow for us to start work immediately. Not comfortable measuring? Get in touch to see if we have a local surveyor that can measure your property for you, we will handle the rest.
Garden rooms are growing in popularity and as they are better known their value will be greatly appreciated by potential buyers. Traditional extensions are more likely to increase the value of your home. The more commonly understood traditional extension, when completed to high quality, is the most likely. However, the initial outlay is large enough to always be expected that this should be expected, however, this is not always the case in the home.
If you want to fit in a couple of people and cosy furnishings it needs to be more substantial. It must be single-storey with the maximum eaves (the part where the roof meets the wall) height of 2.5 metres. If you are looking for a multi-purpose, flexible space with kitchen units along one wall, a few pieces of gym equipment, sofa bed and shower then need to be bigger again, 30 square metres plus. If it takes up more than half your outdoor space it will overwhelm your garden. Plus, if you hope to avoid planning permission, there will be some size limitations.
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