The vast majority of garden offices built each year have an overall height of 2.5 meters. But, why are they so popular?
2.5m garden offices are popular becasue they offer the greatest flexibility when it comes to positioning them in your garden. The Permitted Development rules, the rules you can follow to build a garden office without the need for Planning Permission, state that a 2.5m garden office can be positioned tight to the boundaries of your garden. Garden offices taller than 2.5m would need to be positioned at least 2 meters from each boundary. So, choosing a design 2.5m high have a big benefit, particuarly if you have a small garden.
Because of the maximum 2.5m height, offices tend to have a flat roofline (in reality it won’t be flat as it will incorporate a fall), this makes them much quicker and therefore cost effective to build than designs that incorporate a pitched roof. Pitched roof designs take skilled craftsmen to construct and tend to use more materials, so designs featuring them are are normally considerably more expensive.
Having said that there are some 2.5m high garden offices that incoporate a pitched roof, the designers of these offices have been canny with their design to make them come in under 2.5 meters.
Wide choice of designs
Because 2.5m high garden offices are so popular, you’ll have a lot of designs to choose from. Most suppliers will offer at least one style of building that comes in at this height.
The majority of designs tend to be in a contemporary style, but there are some charming traditional designs avaiable too.
The 2.5m measurement is taken from the highest piece of ground immediately adjacent to the office
The 2.5m high measurement is taken from the highest piece of ground immediately adjacent to the office. This is important to know, particuarly if your site is sloping.
It is worth pointing out this rule to your neighbours. We have heard about neighbours getting twitchy that a garden office is higher than 2.5m, not knowing where the measurement is actually taken from.
No compromise on internal headroom
By choosing a 2.5m high garden office you are not compromising on the headroom inside the building. With a typical floor and roof construction you will find that you have around 2.1m of height within the office. This is roughly the same height as a room in a new build house.
These are just some of the reasons why 2.5m high garden offices are so popular. Explore the work of these designers who all offer this height office.
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