What is the ideal method for building a garden room office?

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Garden room office: Is your home’s room count insufficient? Or are you seeking a more sedate setting away from kids? Do you conduct remote work? I suppose you also need a workspace in your garden. You can find out more about it in this article. You are welcome to ask us any questions as Modular Life Cabin.

What is the ideal method for building a garden room office?

Based on our experience and customer feedback, there are four key considerations:

  1. Plan ahead of time: We recommend considering your lifestyle as well as your space. You may require a garden office right now, but your requirements may change in the future, so aim for a multi-functional space that can be adapted to changing circumstances and home/family life.
  2. Make it timeless: For a garden office look that never becomes tired or outdated, use high-quality materials and finishes that represent the latest in contemporary design. Choose a design partner who is proactive in identifying and establishing new trends.
  3. Choose a headache-free solution: Work with a partner who provides a personalised approach and will handle everything from planning and design to construction. Working directly with designers and architects allows you to better share and realise your vision, and trust is priceless.
  4. Look beyond the office: Don’t forget to finish the job by relocating your beautiful new garden room office to its new location with stylish landscaping. Because this is where you’ll be spending the majority of your working day, make it as lovely and relaxing as possible.

Do you need permission to construct a garden room office?

In a nutshell, no. Most garden room office do not require planning permission, but it is dependent on the planned size, what you intend to use it for, where you intend to put it, and whether you live in a restricted area.

Planning permission is typically not required under the government’s ‘permitted development’ rule (which covers outbuildings like garden offices) if a house (flats and maisonettes do not have permitted planning rights) is not listed, and if the planned garden office:

  • Does not take up more than 50% of your garden
  • Is single-story and no higher than 2.5m from the ground to the roof (if within 2m of the boundary)
  • Is not directly in front of your house
  • Does not have a balcony, veranda, or raised platform (decking can be installed around the garden room office up to a height of 300mm)
  • Is not used as a regular base for client meetings/appointments, so there will be no’significant’ increase in traffic or people coming to the house

Other factors exist (which we will discuss in greater detail in a later blog), but these are the most important. 

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Does a garden room office increase the value of your home?

Yes, they do; high-quality, stylish, and modern garden offices provide additional square footage. They also contribute to a property’s overall appeal, providing that extra “wow” factor. According to Housebuilder and Developer magazine, most garden rooms add about 5% to the value of a home, which means they pay for themselves.

Can i create a multi-purpose garden office?

Making the most of your new area is easy with the creation of a multifunctional steel garden room. You could easily combine a garden office with any other idea you have, such an office/gym, office/theater, or even an office/bar!

Can you sleep in a garden office?


You can live in a garden room, but the same conditions apply as for sleeping there: you must have the appropriate planning authorization. You can live in a garden room, but the same conditions apply as for sleeping there: you must have the appropriate planning authorization.

Do garden offices get damp?

Any garden construction that contains moisture has a problem. Moisture can cause dampness and mould growth, which makes the building unsafe for habitation.

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