A new workplace revolution is happening at the bottom of the garden.

Let us guide you towards distraction free, no commute working.

The new workplace revolution is happening at the bottom of the garden.

Let us guide you towards distraction free, no commute working.

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A garden office is an expensive purchase that will impact your home and the way you work. We want to ensure you make informed buying decisions, so you end up with 'your perfect' new workspace.

We have therefore distilled our years of industry experience into this site to help you find inspiration for your project, learn how garden offices are built and get an idea of price. We also answer some frequently asked questions which you might find useful and point you in the direction of some specialist garden office suppliers, who will make buying a home office building an enjoyable process.

This first section features our most recent articles that look at some garden office builds and general buying advice.

Shipping container garden offices

We have heard about a Lithuanian company called Think Container who can supply shipping container garden offices to the UK. If you are looking for an industrial looking office, they could be a good option. The containers come in several configurations from a single container through to models where they are stacked one upon the…
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Potter runs her business from second garden office

What does a London-based potter who runs her business from a garden office do when she moves to the far end of the country? She orders a new garden office of course. Having purchased a garden office from Sanctum Garden Studios back in 2013, Janene was fully aware of the benefits of garden office working. So, when…
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Add a USB charging socket to your office specification

If you are anything like me, you have various gadgets that plug into USB chargers. These different chargers can use up valuable electrical sockets in your office. There is a nifty solution that you can easily specify for your garden office, a USB charging socket. We are noticing that several garden office suppliers are now…
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Switching on a garden offices heating

The temperatures are dropping outside, and while Garden Office HQ is highly insulated and double glazed, we are finding as the afternoon ticks on we are switching on the heating for a boost of warmth. Having the heating on all the time in the office would be too much at the moment, but having a system…
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Cost of connecting a garden office electrics to the mains

As well as budgeting for your garden office building, you also need to put some money aside for the connection of the garden offices electrics to the mains supply in your house. The majority of garden office suppliers we have contact with ask the customer to organise this aspect separately to the package they offer. The…
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Garden office perfect for singing lessons

Garden offices can be used for so many different businesses, in the case of this build it has become the perfect place to conduct singing lessons. Back in June Jess a singing teacher was looking for an office that she could use for her singing lessons, she needed it to be up and running by…
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Garden office with storage shed at the rear

Garden Fortress have become quite adept at designing garden office buildings that incorporate a secret storage room. Combining a garden office with a storage shed has become very popular over the last few years, as buyers realise it is quite easy to create a building in your garden that has two distinct uses under the…
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Find your Smart space

One of the most experienced garden office suppliers, Smart Garden Offices has recently launched a new video that offers some insight into their range of offices. Smart Garden Offices offer four ranges of garden office, two traditional ranges and two contemporary designs. Each range is available in seven sizes and thanks tho the modular nature of a…
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Create a different look with rustic larch cladding

Cedar cladding has become the most popular cladding material for a garden office; it creates a sleek, contemporary look. But, what if you want to create something more rustic? Swift Garden Rooms have recently created a building which mixes contemporary design elements with a soft rustic finish. The trees that surround the office have a…
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Log cabins don’t make the best garden offices

When buying a garden office, you are probably looking for a building that you can comfortably use every day of the year. You don’t want a room that is too cold to use in the depths of winter, or too hot in the height of summer. To ensure that you can use your new office…
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Frequently Asked Questions

There are some questions that we are asked time and time again by garden office buyers. Here are our detailed answers:

So, what is a garden office

In basic terms a garden office is a single storey building normally situated in the rear garden of a house. The idea of adding a detached building away from the main house has become very popular over the last 20 years as it is a very quick and cost effective way of extending your living…
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How do you buy a garden office

When you are buying a garden office you will be dealing directly with the manufacturer of the building for the whole process. Buying a garden office is effectively a series of steps: Step One Research the market. You are making a good start with this step by visiting this website, we suggest you really explore…
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How much do garden offices cost

This is always one of the first questions buyers ask us or search for on this site, and in this article we will try to give you an idea of garden office costs. The price of a garden office will depend on its size, the level of specification and whether you choose a modular design…
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Do you need Planning Permission to build a garden office

This is one of the first questions you should ask when buying a garden office. The answer depends on where you live, the shape of garden office you are building and how close to the boundaries of your garden you want to site it, and the type of work you will undertake in it. Luckily…
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Can you really use a garden office all year round

With this question it is important to remember that garden offices are not just posh sheds. They are actually designed more like a one room house. They are made up from several layers like a house which combine to create a building which is a comfortable place to work all year round. But are they…
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Can you have broadband & telephone in a garden office

Modern telecommunication systems have made working from home so much easier than it used to be. Broadband has opened up the types of work you can do with home and this is reflected in the growing number of garden offices sold each year. We love the idea that you can connect with anywhere in the…
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can a garden office be used as a bedroom

Can a garden office double up as a bedroom

We are often asked by prospective buyers whether a garden office can double up as a bedroom. Our answer to this question is yes and no. That’s not very helpful you may think, but as we shall explain some garden office designs can be used as bedrooms and others can’t. To use a garden office…
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What types of heating can a garden office have

We recently wrote about how a garden office is a comfortable space to spend time all year round. A key component of this is the inclusion of a heating source in the design. Like any room in your house, a garden office needs heating for the coldest days of the year. In this article we…
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Do I need to organise the base for my garden office?

Over the last few weeks we have had a flurry of emails from garden office buyers asking “do I need to organise the base for my garden office?”. The quick answer to the question is sometimes, it depends on the supplier you choose to work with. There are several different foundation systems used by the…
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How long does it take to buy a garden office

Buying a garden office is one of the quickest ways of adding an extra room to your house, in fact, you could have your new office installed and ready to use in a month from now. While lead times on garden offices depend on the complexity of the design, whether you need to apply for…
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Learn About Garden Office Construction

Garden office construction owes its origins to timber frame house building.  In fact, you'll find the materials used are the same as those that are regularly used to build a house or on commercial buildings, so you can be assured your office will be highly durable.

There are several building systems used in garden office construction from traditional timber frames to house quality structural insulated panels.

These articles explore the different elements of garden office construction, they will help you make informed buying decisions.

Garden office structure

There are several different structural systems used in garden office construction – from traditional building methods of creating a skeleton of timbers to high tech engineered panel systems. The quality of the garden office structure can vary from supplier to supplier, some firms adopt a system that creates the thinnest of structures which are quick…
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Garden office cladding materials

We’ve talked in detail how the profile of external cladding effects the appearance of a garden office, but your choice of cladding material will also have a significant impact on the buildings appearance. As well as having an aesthetic influence, your choice of external cladding material will also effect the amount of on going maintenance…
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Garden office electrics

The garden office electrics will play a key part in the usability of your building as a home office. This article covers the basic electrical set up and explains what is asked of you, the customer, but we advise you also read our lighting, heating, communications and security guides before deciding on your electrical specification.…
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Garden office heating

One of the most common questions prospective garden office buyers have is ‘are they warm in winter?’, well if you choose a well insulated and double glazed design and include a source of heating you can be assured it will be. Not all garden office deigns include heating You need to check that your choice…
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Garden office insulation

Insulation is a key aspect of garden office design, and vital if you want to be able to use the building comfortably all year round. We all know that insulation is essential for keeping warm in the winter, but people forget that its the insulation in our home which stop us over heating in summer!…
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Garden office foundations

Any building is only as good as its foundation system, and garden offices are no different. A few years ago the only option when building a garden office was to create a concrete slab foundation, and whilst this remains a popular option with many suppliers, there are now a number of new garden office foundation…
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