Woody’s Tips – no:2
This might sound obvious, but you need to explore the work of more than one supplier when buying a garden office. It surprises me, how many people I talk to, who only spoke with one garden office company. They often come to us when something has cropped up during the build, that might have been identified if they had taken the advice and compared the offerings of more than one supplier.
If I were buying a garden office, I would create a long list of say six suppliers that I was interested in and explore their offerings further. I would do this exploring on their websites, requesting their brochures and reading articles about their work on this site, and our sister site The Garden Room Guide.
Based on this research I would then narrow down my search to a shortlist of say three suppliers, to research more deeply. This deeper research would take the form of talking to the suppliers and asking questions on the phone or via email and requesting a site visit from each of the firms.
Combined, these conversations and site visits will give you a real insight into working with the supplier and identify your options when building a garden office. You will probably learn something valuable from each supplier you talk to and get ideas that you will ultimately implement into your final design. You will also learn about any areas of concern with your proposed site, which can preempt problems later in the project.
A garden office is a big purchase, and assuring that you have explored your options thoroughly, will serve you well.
We suggest you start by exploring the work of these garden office suppliers:
- Find a garden office supplier
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