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Garden Rooms, Pods, Offices, Sunrooms & Buildings in Scotland
Garden rooms are becoming increasingly popular nowadays as a space for calm and peace mixed with the beauty of nature. Garden rooms have solid roofs and walls which separates it from spaces like conservatories. But similar to conservatories most garden houses are designed in such a way that they bring in a lot of natural light and can act as a gateway to your garden. Most of the time garden rooms are their own separate building and made from wood as to keep up the theme of nature with modern conveniences. These modern conveniences mean that the garden rooms are electrically wired and fully insulated. A garden room or summer house can be used for many purposes including as a gym room, office room or as a studio room.
Types of Garden Rooms
A garden room is a space made out of wood in your garden which is fully electrically wired, insulated and double glazed. Most gardens are standalone buildings at the back of the garden, but some people also built it attached to their homes.
Garden rooms are built usually with timber frames and come with good quality windows and doors. This room can be utilised as a studio, gym, games room, home office or any other room of your choice.
Garden rooms are preferred by a lot of people as planning permission is not needed in most of the places to build a garden room. Also, it is cost-effective, durable, easy to install and comes in a variety of styles.
Garden rooms are very durable with solid walls and a roof and are designed to let in maximum sunlight. A garden room can last up to 30 years and can be built with very low costs compared to an external extension of a house or other buildings. And even if you want the garden room removed at some point in life, it is very much easier to move a garden room that demolishing a permanent room or office.
A garden room can be designed according to the purpose of the room. Let’s have a look at some of the garden room ideas
Contemporary style garden room: the word ‘Contemporary’ means present. A contemporary garden room style is suggested to people who want their garden room as an office space. A well-lit, double glazed, electrically wired and fully insulated room with a touch of modern architecture can be an attractive and perfect working environment, away from the disturbances of the daily home activities.
Shepherd’s hut garden room: as the name indicates, the shepherd’s hut garden room will be perfectly blending with the garden and will impart a rustic and cozy look. The colours are chosen to match the garden and it will be the perfect room for any activity
Outdoor kitchen: using the garden room as an outdoor kitchen is a perfect choice if you wish to dine with a view and be at home at the same time. No matter the weather, you will be able to enjoy cooking and have a good time with your family and kids.
Dual-use storage and living space: if you have quite a big garden room it can be split into two and can be used to store things and as a living space as well. The living space can be designed to a gym room, games room or a perfect guest room where someone can stay a night without compromising the privacy of your home.
A garden room tent: this is the cheapest and easiest way of having a garden room at the back of your house. It is easy to build, protect you from the weather outside and is the best option to hang out outside your home for a change.
Garden pods are a type of garden rooms which can be installed anywhere in your garden. It is usually built of stainless steel and other materials and has the durability of a brick building. The pods can be used as a studio, summerhouses, games room, office activities, etc. A garden pod can be designed in any shape and looks very stylish from the outside compared to a garden room. It is a perfect leisure space for everyone who wants to take a break from the regular home environment.
The installation of a garden pod is very simple and easy and will be ready to use immediately after the installation is done.
Garden pods are similar to garden rooms but are usually smaller and have a stylish look compared to them. A garden pod can be set up within 2 or 4 days and will be ready for use immediately after the installation. It can be used for any purpose and the wiring, drain connection, etc. is not much of a headache compared to constructing a permanent building. Also, the cost and effort of setting up and removal of these garden pods as and when you require will be very easy and less time consuming compared to offices and other buildings.
A garden pod can be built as an office room, gym room, vintage arcade room, guest room or a granny annex room. The design and ideas of each garden will depend upon its type and purpose. Let us have a look at some of the garden pod ideas
A garden tent: a garden tent is the simplest garden pod you can built-in your compound. Even though it might not be as durable as the brick buildings, it will protect you from the weather conditions outside and can be used for office work, relaxation, etc.
Dual-use storage and living space: this is where you use the garden pod as storage area s well as a living space. There might be some things that should be protected from the weather and at the same time can diminish the beauty of your home décor, if kept inside the home. Such things can easily be stored in the storage space of the garden pod, and the remaining space can be used as a game space, workout space or a relaxation area.
Contemporary style garden room: the Contemporary garden pod is designed by using the present trends and features available in the market. It will be well, completely insulated and electrically wired which makes it a perfect place for office activities. If you are a person who wishes to have stylish office space then contemporary style garden pod is your perfect option.
Outdoor kitchen: an outdoor kitchen is preferred by many people when to cook certain food and to avoid a food smelling environment at home. It is also the best way to have some quality time with family and kids by playing in the garden and having a grill from the outdoor kitchen. No matter the weather you will be able to enjoy the food and the change from the regular home activities
Shepherd’s hut garden room: the shepherd’s hut garden pod is a multipurpose created with a perfect blend with the garden. It is built in such a way that the beauty of the garden and the pod will complement each other.
A garden office is a type of outdoor garden room built outside the house strictly for work purposes. In this era where “work from home” is the new trend, an outdoor working space can help you to work peacefully in your own space, without any disturbance or distraction from your home activities.
A garden office pod can be set up and used in a few days unlike constructing other buildings. The cost of installation, the time for installation, etc. are very less compared to other buildings and at the same time offer the same features, durability, and functionalities of a brick building.
The interior is much easier to be modified and you will have a silent and peaceful working environment with an attractive view.
There are a variety of designs and styles which can be adopted while setting up a garden office. You can also make changes to these designs depending on your needs and comfort.
Contemporary style garden room: a contemporary garden room is the best alternative to a home extension, especially if you are planning to use the space as an office. From timber-framed garden rooms to stylish garden pods, there are a lot of shapes, sizes materials and features to choose from if you are planning to go with the contemporary style.
Shepherd’s hut garden room: Shepherd’s hut garden rooms are an attractive traditional concept of an outdoor room suitable for the modern age. You can enjoy a practical room that looks attractive from the inside with all the features and an environment blending look on the outside.
Outdoor kitchen: using the garden room as an outdoor kitchen can help you boost your cooking skills if you are someone who enjoys cooking. A kitchen with a view! What more do you want? An outdoor kitchen will transform the way you have your summer gatherings and garden. Outdoor kitchen needn’t be limited to just barbecues, you can also set up and pizza ovens, cabinets, worktops, sinks, etc. and have a complete outdoor experience.
Dual-use storage and living space: a garden room can also be used as a dual-purpose room wherein you can store stuff as well as utilise it for purposes like carrying out workout, playing table tennis, etc.
A garden room tent: a garden room tent is a perfect and cheapest option if you wish to have a fun time with your family and enjoy the weather at the same time. It can give you the vibes of having a picnic while you are staying in your compound.
Other Garden Buildings
A garden is a place that has all the beauty of nature and can impart a peaceful and relaxed feeling to our minds. So spending some time in your garden can be very good for your health mind. The same is the case of garden buildings.
A garden building is a single or multipurpose space you set up in your garden, away from your home for different purposes. A garden can be an office room, a studio, a gym, a shepherd hut, an outdoor kitchen or a living room with a view of your garden and a relaxing environment.
The advantages of a garden building are:
- Low building costs
- Takes very less time to install
- Can be used as soon as the installation is done
- Highly durable, can last up to 30 years depending upon the type of material used
- Easy to remove from the garden, compared to permanent buildings
- Better aesthetics compared to permanent buildings
- Easy to modify
A garden building is usually built to carry out any activity or work without any disturbances from the regular house activities. It helps you do whatever you do in a relaxed, peaceful and entertaining manner without any eyes from outside. Some of the popular and amazing garden buildings built are log cabins, wooden gazebos, garden sheds, wooden garages, summer houses, timber buildings, etc.
A garden building can have any purpose and is built according to this purpose. It can be fully sealed space suitable for office work or a partially open space for relaxation and enjoying nature. The features of each garden building will differ according to its use.
Some of the cool uses for a garden building are:
- Hobby room
- Home spa
- Yoga space
- A personal pub
- Memorabilia room
- A vintage game arcade
- Guest room
- Home office
- Outdoor personal space for your grown-up child, till they find a space of their own
Uses for Garden Rooms & Buildings
Gym room: Garden rooms are now popularly used as gym rooms since they provide a good atmosphere to take care of your body. Not to mention the view of garden and nature is a refreshing sight for both body and mind.
Vintage arcade room: If you are a fan of vintage arcade games and miss them, you can build your vintage arcade room to just enjoy and be a kid again. This can also be used as a bachelor pad to hang out with the guys.
Guest room: If you have guests staying for a long period of time and doesn’t want to get in each other’s way, then using garden rooms as guest rooms is a great idea. Even without a guest, you can give the room for rent to make some extra side cash.
Garden granny annexe: Building granny annexe rooms gives you that extra living space that you can give to your relatives. With all the privacy and independence you need and with the love and comfort of having your relatives nearby, a granny annexe is a nearly ideal solution to all your problems. You can install in bathroom and kitchen too to make granny annexe truly independent.
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Garden room we fitted in South Ayrshire
Reasons to get a Garden Room
Privacy: One of the main reasons people are opting for garden rooms instead of house extension is the privacy and serenity it offers. A garden room can act as a place to rejuvenate from all the commotion of household chores. For whatever reason, you are using the garden room, whether as an office space or guest room, it can give you the solitude that you require since it is separate from the main house.
Planning permission: Most garden rooms doesn’t require planning permission if they follow the development guidelines. As most house extensions require planning permissions, garden rooms are much more hassle-free.
Cost-effective: Garden rooms cost less than a house extension and even additional modifications are cheaper than a loft or one storey extension.
More space and value: garden rooms give you more space which always adds value to your house. While selling out your house, having a garden room is a big boon. Garden rooms can also be used as a storage space.
Multifunctional: garden rooms can be used for a variety of purposes. It can be used as an office space which gives you the isolation you need to work. Garden rooms are being used as guest rooms, gym room games room and hang out space.
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Small garden office space in Glasgow, Scotland
Garden Room Ideas
Contemporary style garden room: Contemporary garden room is perfect for those who want to use the garden room for office purposes. Fully insulated, electrically wired and double glazed garden room with a modern touch can be perfect for a work environment.
Shepherd’s hut garden room: Designing a Shepherd’s hut style garden room gives you that rustic and cosy look that can make your garden room seamlessly blended in with the garden.
Outdoor kitchen: You can use your garden room as an outdoor kitchen so that you can have a barbeque whenever you want regardless of the weather condition and with an incredible view.
Double usage of storage and living space: If you have enough area, then the garden room can be split into a room for storage space and living space. The living space can be used for whatever you desire like a gym room or games room. This way you add value to your house.
A garden room tent: The cheapest and easiest way to build a garden room is to built a tent that can protect you from the weather and give you space to hang out.
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Large multi purpose space in your garden
Garden Room Space
For creating the perfect garden room, you need to analyse your garden space. Adding a garden room to your garden can make it more complex and elegant. Plants and flowers near the garden room has to compliment the garden room to get a complete feeling.
Before setting up a garden room, you need to take in the garden space for consideration. When building the walls of garden room, you need to make sure that the walls doesn’t obstruct the natural light. After that, you need to make sure that the furnishing matches the garden space used. Mostly, garden rooms are built with wood to blend in with the garden.
Garden Office in Scotland
Garden offices are ideal for those who work from home and own home-based businesses.They give you an uninterrupted and calm space to engage in your work. Most of these garden offices doesn’t even require planning permission if it’s construction and size is similar to that of a garden shed. But for home-owned businesses, irrespective of size, planning permission is required. These are becoming increasingly popular for home workers who can enjoy the best of both worlds as they don’t even need to commute or leave their home.
With the increase in people working from home, the need for a private office room is a must. By using the garden room as an office room you can get all the calm and quiet you will need. As the garden room is separate from the house, you get the feel of an office without moving anywhere.
Sunrooms in Scotland
Sunrooms are a miniature version of conservatories. Sunrooms are primarily constructed to bring in an abundance of sunlight and to enjoy the view of the terrain. Sunrooms are protected from adverse weather by the roof and glasses wall. They are a great place to hang out after a tiring day and can be used as a living space in mild weather. But under extreme weather condition, solar heater or electric heater needs to be used. Sunrooms are primarily constructed attached to the house and adds value to your house.
Garden Room cost
The cost of garden rooms depend on a variety of factors. If the size of the garden room is bigger the cost will also be higher as more material is required. Another fact that affects the cost is the material used for creating the garden room. Not to mention all the service and electric charges. For an average garden room, you can estimate the cost anywhere from £5,995 to £40,000 depending on its need and size. On typical conditions, you can be expected to pay a minimum of £1500 per square meter.
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Quick installation, with no planning permission needed
Garden room F.A.Q
- How long is the installation time for garden rooms?
Depending on various factors garden rooms can take from 1 week to 1 month to build. For a standard garden room, the time it takes to build a garden room will be around 2 weeks. But depending on whether the garden room requires planning permission and materials and design used installation time can vary. Additional functions like a solar heater can also prolong the time.
- Is planning permission required for a garden room?
Garden rooms generally doesn’t need planning permission as long as all the development guidelines are followed. Garden rooms should not have sleeping accommodations or their height shouldn’t exceed that of 2.5 meter if it is to be built without planning permission.
- Can garden room add value to your house?
Garden rooms can add an average of 5 per cent value to your house. It is a cost-effective method to raise value and space to your house. It can give you more storage space or living space as well as attract new buyers.
- What is the difference between a conservatory and a garden room?
Garden rooms are typically made separate from the house and has glass windows but a solid roof and wall while conservatories can act as attached greenhouses with glassed roof and walls. Garden room also acts as a gateway to the garden or are built in the middle of the garden.
Area of Scotland We Serve
We install summer houses, garden rooms, garden offices, pods and sunrooms across Scotland including the likes of Argyll, Ayrshire, Clackmannanshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Greenock & Inverclyde, Lanarkshire, Paisley & Renfrewshire, Perth & Kinross, Stirling, The Borders, West Dunbartonshire and West Lothian.