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 or a commission a bespoke design. There is no rule of thumb that an x-sized building will cost x-amount.
We have a useful price calculator that will give you the average market price for different size garden offices in different specification levels. We would suggest you check it out.
Guide prices for garden offices
Typically a small, one person office around 2.4m x 2.4m square, with insulation, house quality doors & windows, and wired with sockets and lights will start at about £6,000 including VAT. You can expect a good quality office that you can use all year round for this price. You’ll need to check with the supplier as to whether the foundation is included in this price. In some cases, it’s not, and while the supplier will undertake the work, it's an additional cost.
Garden offices go upwards from this starting point; we recently saw a one-off architect designed garden office that cost £90,000!
Budgets of £13,000 to £20,000 will buy you a reasonably sized building with favourite design features such as floor to ceiling glazing, cedar cladding and a plastered interior.
By specifying high spec features such as bi-fold doors rather than the standard French door options your budget will go up.
You generally will pay more for highly insulated garden offices than their less insulated counterparts. While the initial outlay can be off-putting, it’s worth it in the long run as you will be more comfortable when working in the office, and it will cost you less to heat and cool. Buying as much insulation and well-glazed doors as you can afford would be one of the key pieces of advice we could offer.
The can be hidden costs
It is not just the building you need to budget for when buying a garden office. There can often be hidden costs such as delivery and connecting the electrics to the mains supply. We have written a guide exploring the costs you need to budget for when buying a garden office.