This post is in collaboration with Oeco Garden Rooms
As technology has advanced, so has the popularity of working from home and a need for a separate working environment within the property. Many are now looking to extend this office area or additional space to the outdoors.
Garden rooms have been filling this need for extra space for a while now, but these structures are now becoming a popular choice for homeowners who want to add space to their property without sacrificing it in the main house.
Here, garden room specialists Oeco Garden Rooms talk us through some of the benefits of choosing a garden room instead of the traditional house extension or loft conversion.
A multitude of uses
Garden rooms, although traditionally popular as outside offices, are now used for a multitude of different uses.
A home studio, cinema room, chill-out zone to unwind and relax, or simply an all-weather extension of your garden space – the possibilities are endless.
No planning permission
In the majority of cases, garden rooms do not need the usual planning permissions needed to build an extension, but always check with your local authority before starting work in case they have special requirements.
Minimal ground work needed
Concrete pads and heavy-duty steel feet mean that a garden room literally floats above the ground. This means that it can be installed just about anywhere in the garden with a minimal amount of ground work – saving time and money on the build, too.
A garden room can be customised to your specific requirements, including full electrics, lighting and heating.
Some of the customised options offered by specialists include soundproofing panels, adding partition walls or fitting a toilet, sink or shower.
Just like the main house, a garden room can be used all year round. Specialised insulation means that the structure stays warm in the winter and cool in the summer.