Sales of contemporary garden offices have rocketed over the last decade as more and more homeowners realise that they are a quick and cost effective way of adding an extra room to your house.
Contemporary garden offices are popular with homeowners because the sleek lines of the buildings contrast well with all ages of house. The internal spaces created are light and airy rooms that can create a modern work environment.
Often called posh sheds a garden office is actually as far removed from a garden shed as it is possible to get, they are in fact built using the same materials and techniques as a timber frame house.
Graden offices are highly insulated structures, they are also double glazed so the building is comfortable to use all year round. You will require a heater for the coldest days of the year, but this is no different to any room in your house.
Modern home working requires access to the internet, telephones and audio visual equipment, many garden office designs come with these connections as standard, others offer them as optional extras so that once your new office is built, its just a question of plugging in your computer and starting work.
There are three main ways to buy a contemporary garden office – choose a standard design, opt for more control overt the layout of doors and windows with a modular design, or have the building tailored to your individual needs and tastes by commissioning a bespoke design.
Contemporary garden offices have a few key design traits, they are known for their crisp cedar cladding which needs little on-going maintenance, it starts out a reddish brown colour and weathers to a silvery grey both of which look quite modern.
Another key feature of contemporary garden offices is the floor to ceiling glazing, this floods the building with natural light and creates a real connection of inside and out side space.
We talk in more detail about these options and other aspects of garden office construction in the Designing section of this website.