Garden Offices: the Essential Investment for the Modern Entrepreneur

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Updated on 16 Aug 2019 · 3 min read
Garden offices are a fantastic investment if you’re working from home. Whether you’ve just started your business, or you’re ready to take the next leap, a garden office needs to be your next step.

The internet has made it more possible than ever to grow a successful business from your own home. Hundreds of thousands of people start their one-man (or woman) business every year, and just because the idea formed in your bedroom, doesn’t mean your office needs to be.

Why Garden Offices are an Essential Investment

Garden offices are a relatively new trend. Ever since WiFi enabled internet access at the bottom of one’s garden, people started to find ways to work out there. Garden offices have come a long way in the style stakes, and can now be made to match your needs exactly, meaning there’s no compromise when it comes to building your business.

These are some fantastic reasons to plump for a garden office and help your business grow.

Garden Offices can be treated as a fixed asset

When it comes to buying things for your business, investing in a garden office is a big expense, so you need to make it work in your favour. It can be treated as a fixed asset in your accounts and could potentially lower the amount of tax you have to pay for a certain period.

Speak to your accountant about how to record it in your accounts, whether you can account for depreciation and what other expenses you can record relating to you work.

They can be dual purpose

This is another area that needs to be discussed with your accountant. Using any room in your home specifically for your work is likely to mean you’ll have to pay capital gains tax when you sell your home. Usually, to avoid this, your accountant will advise you to find another use for you office too.

Check with your accountant whether it would be beneficial to your finances to find an extra use for your office. It might pay to let your office moonlight as a gaming room when your hard say at work is over.

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Garden Offices look impressive

In certain industries there is no avoiding client meetings. Although the odd casual meeting in a coffee shop can be refreshing for both of you, there are times when your client will need to meet somewhere a little more secluded.

Having an office in your garden will look good to your clientele. It says that you are serious about what you do and you have invested money in yourself and your business. It adds credibility to your work and can reassure clients they’ve made the right choice by working with you.

It’s a distraction-free place to work

Working from home can be distracting. It’s easy for your attention to be taken away from the task in hand. When you work where you live it can be all too tempting to break off and do little jobs around the house. Those few minutes here and there can soon add up, and waste a large amount of time throughout the day which hampers your productivity.

There’s no commute

One of the biggest pros to having a garden office is that there is no commute. When the time comes to look for office space, building your own office in the garden is much more convenient than renting an office in the town centre. Removing the commute from your day will free up precious time and allow your day to run more efficiently.

Our Garden Office Features

Zero Maintenance

Modern Garden Offices are designed with the future in mind, and once your new workspace is in place there’s nothing to do to maintain it – ever! We use top-grade materials to ensure your garden office stands up to the elements for decades.

No Planning Needed

We have specifically designed our outdoor workspaces to meet pre-approved planning permission guidelines for garden offices. In most cases your Modern Garden Office can be installed without a planning application.

30+ Year Lifespan

We use innovate building methods and exceptional quality materials to ensure our Modern Garden Offices have a minimum life span of 30-years. All our buildings are backed by a 10-year warranty as standard, to give you peace of mind.

Equipped for Work

Modern Garden Offices are purpose-built workspaces, so we’ve factored in everything you need for comfort and productivity. Internet, telecoms, and plenty of power sockets can be included and placed wherever you like.

Fully Customisable

Our garden office designs can be easily customised. From the size and shape of the building to the quantity, style and placement of windows, doors, fixtures and fittings; we tailor your Modern Garden Office to your exact requirements.

Year-Round Use

Your garden office is designed for use throughout the seasons. Industry-leading energy efficient insulation to keeps your office space cosy, and we build in heating, lighting, and other home comforts so you can work year-round.

I have recently had a garden room built and am so pleased with the finished product. Although it is one of the smaller rooms, it has given me a spacious working space that has exceeded my expectations.

Jo Hunt (September 2021)

Steve and Sam completed our room not that long ago and it was a fantastic job through from our initial contact with Mandy to the final completion.

Graham Cartmell (September 2021)

From start to finish the Modern Garden Rooms team we're fantastic. Michael was great with the plans and talking us through our options and what would work to make the most of the small space we had.

Becky, Seth and Fern Bignall (October 2021)

Hi Mandy hope all is well with you. Many thanks for a wonderful space that you and your team created for us.

Matt from Liversedge (July 2020)

Communication is amazing, and Mandy is very thorough! Looking forward to works in the future.

David from Potton (June 2020)

Hi Amy, Martin & Jack were great this week. We enjoyed the build and greatly appreciated their efforts.

Richard from Sheffield (June 2020)

Hi Jonny, very happy with Lewis – good guy who gets on with the job and is easy to work with. The pool house looks great.

Janice From London (June 2020)

Lewis thank you once again for all your hard work over the past few days. The room looks fantastic, and we are delighted with it.

Corinna from Doncaster (April 2020)

Just like to say how great your guys were to deal with- a real credit to any business and exceptionally hard working.

Allen from Guildford (March 2020)

Hi Jonny! We are very happy thanks. It looks brilliant and the guys were lovely.

Jo from Farnham (March 2019)

Thanks again for everything. You’ve done a cracking job. I look forward to passing on your details to plenty of jealous friends and clients!

Tim from Kingswood (March 2019)


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