A garden office is a significant purchase and will change the way you work, so it's important that you research your options to avoid costly mistakes.
We have grouped together these articles that we suggest you read before you go too far down the buying process.
Many people fear that bespoke design is much more expensive than a standard design, but you need to weigh up that you get a unique building tailored to your needs.
There are a few people you need to tell if you plan to work from a garden office eg. its written into many mortgage agreements that you inform them if you work from home.
A garden office is a big investment and you should consider protecting yourself during each stage of the build. For instance you can take an insurance to protect your deposit.
It varies from supplier to supplier as to how much preparation you will be expected to do, some will ask you to clear the site, others will ask you to arrange the foundation. Others will handle everything for you.
If you are buying a garden office for business use its worth talking with your accountant as some designs are more tax efficient than others. They will also advise you on the best way to pay for the building to make it cash flow friendly
Its generally agreed that a quality garden office can add value to you house. Forecasts vary but range between 5 and 15% so you should get your investment back.
We know the price point of log cabin style buildings is appealing but some models are not ideal for use as a garden office because they lack insulation and they require quite a bit of maintenance.
It can be argued that a garden room, office, studio or den is one and the same thing. In reality garden office design is a specialist niche where great thought is given to the design and function of the workspace.