Should I Get A Garden Room?

As we approach the summer season, we’re all looking out at our back gardens and wondering if there are any new additions we could make to them over the coming year – and we can think of one that everyone could benefit from!


A garden office is the perfect addition to any property, especially those which require more space. Don’t let the name fool you – our garden offices aren’t just a workspace, but a versatile, multi-functional extra room for you to use in whichever way you like.


Garden rooms are an increasingly popular option amongst those who are looking to increase the amount of usable living space on their property, but who don’t want to take on the process of applying for planning permission that often comes along with the building of an extension.


Here are a few of the things to consider before you decide to get a garden room in 2021.


Do I Need A Garden Room?


Perhaps you don’t need a garden room, but anyone with extra space to have a garden room installed could most definitely benefit from having one.


Every one of us has, at some point, wished we had just a little bit of extra space – a garden room is a fairly simple, affordable and effective way to acheive this without having extensive building work carried out or moving home.


How Can I Use A Garden Room?


Here at Steve Bebb, we call them Garden Offices – and that’s just one of the many uses there are for these versatile and multi-functional structures.


Garden room uses include:

  • Home gym
  • Cinema room
  • Garden bar
  • Utility room
  • Extra bedroom
  • Children’s playroom


…amongst many others.


The only real limit on the uses of garden rooms are your own ideas.


Can Garden Rooms Have Electricity Installed?


The majority of high-quality garden rooms will have an electricity system installed as standard, so that the room really is a blank canvas for whatever use you have in mind. Once your garden room is completed, it will simply need to be wired up to your home electricity supply by a qualified electrician.


This means that your garden room can also be both heated and well-lit, too.


How Long Will It Take To Build A Garden Room?


When choosing a garden room built from pre-constructed elements, it’s actually a lot quicker to install than you may expect.


The base of a garden room will generally take around a day to install. From there, the structure could be fully assembled within around a week.


Do keep in mind, however, that this timescale may vary based on the inclusion of interior decoration or other additional features that may extend the completion date. Each garden room project is approached on a case-by-case basis, so it all depends on your own wants and needs for your completed garden room.


Is My Garden Big Enough For A Garden Room?


When it comes down to working out whether or not you have the space for a garden room, it’s worth simply weighing up whether you have a decent amount of space within your garden that you are willing to sacrifice.


However, we offer a wide range of different garden rooms, with options to suit gardens of all different sizes – chances are, we may just have an option that’s the perfect size for your garden.


How Much Does A Garden Room Cost?


The cost of a garden room varies depending on the specific garden room that you decide to have installed.


Elements that factor into the price include the size of the garden room, the materials that the garden room uses, the additional services required (electricity wiring, plastering and interior work, etc.), so it’s worth accounting for these costs when budgeting for your own garden room project.


How Long Does A Garden Room Last?


Our garden offices are strong, durable and built to last.


You can be confident with a garden room installation by Steve Bebb that your installation will stand the test of time and will be able to deal well with the UK’s often changeable weather conditions.


On average, a high-quality garden room can be expected to last upwards of 20 years.


Will A Garden Room Add Value To My Property?


Yes! A garden room will likely not add quite as much resale value to your home as a traditional extension or conversion, as garden rooms are classed officially as a ‘temporary structure’. However, the much lower cost to install a garden room in comparison to a more permanent structure means that you often get a higher return percentage on your initial investment.


A garden room is also a great way to increase buyer interest when trying to sell your property, as they are an attractive and versatile added feature to any home.


How Do I Get Started?


If you’re located in the Midlands and are looking to have a high-quality garden room installed, get in touch with Steve Bebb Building Services today for more information on how we can help you.


We have over 30 years experience in taking on a wide range of different building and construction projects, including the building of conservatories and extensions, installation of kitchens and general landscaping work, amongst many more home maintenance different services.


We pride ourselves on our high level of professionalism and work to deliver a top-quality finish to our clients each and every time. We hope we can deliver the same to you!