A garden home office is a great way of creating a designated workspace away from the distractions of the main house.
By building a garden home office you have all the benefits of working from home but with the discipline of going out of the house to work, and its an easy commute just down the garden path!
Garden offices are built like modern timber frame houses using the same materials and building techniques meaning they are highly insulated structures which will be a comfortable space to spend time all year round.
Quality garden office designs come prewired with electrical sockets, lighting and heating so are ready to start working in as soon as they’re built, its relatively easy at the design stage to incorporate data cabling and telecommunication systems which allow you to connect with anywhere in the world from the bottom of the garden.
Although there are a few garden home office designs that are sold as kits for you to build yourself, the vast majority of garden offices are sold as turnkey projects whereby everything from the foundation to the final decoration of the building is included in the price you pay, this offers a peace of mind for you the customer as you know up front the price you’ll be paying, and you can sit back and watch the building take shape.
We should add a caveat to the statement that ‘everything’ is included in the price, one element that is often extra, even with turnkey projects is the cost of connecting the garden offices electrical system to the mains supply. The reason for this is that suppliers often don’t send an electrician to site and the hook-up needs to be carried out by a qualified electrician so that it complies with Building Regulations. How much this will cost will depend on how far away from the house your garden office is sited and whether any additions need making to your fuse board to serve the office, but typically this costs anything between a few hundred pounds and £1,000.
We have built this website to help you plan and design your perfect garden office, we are also sharing tips on how to make the most out of your building in the Using section of the site.