How much does a garden office cost?

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How much does a garden office cost?
Updated on 15 Feb 2022 · 5 min read

Understandably, one of the questions we are most frequently asked is “how much does a garden office cost”?

Ultimately, the answer all depends on the design, size, specification, fixtures, fittings, and optional extras you choose for your garden office. Our most compact garden offices start at just £12,959, which includes everything from design to materials and installation.

At 2.5m x 2.5m in size, these small garden offices are an ideal workspace for one or two people. Of course, all our garden offices can be completely customised to fit your size, space and needs, which will directly affect how much your garden office costs. The measurements of our garden offices increase in half metre increments so you can find the size and configuration that fits your garden perfectly and suit your budget.

What’s included in the cost of a garden office?

At Modern Garden Offices, we provide a transparent and all-inclusive pricing structure. There are no hidden costs involved with our garden offices, and we include all the essentials as part of the price.

So, what exactly is included in the cost of a garden office?

  • pile foundations
  • free installation, typically within 3 weeks
  • free delivery across the UK
  • weatherproof exterior finishing
  • maintenance-free roof
  • premium insulation in the walls, roof and floor
  • energy efficient double glazing and doors
  • insurance grade locks
  • stylish laminate flooring
  • skimmed plastering
  • skirting boards
  • plug sockets
  • internal heating
  • internal and external lighting

Many of the standard elements included with the cost of a garden office come in a range of options. For example, our premium laminate flooring comes in a choice of stylish colours and finishes to suit your personal taste. And if laminate flooring isn’t your thing, we can help you carpet your workspace or include underfloor heating as an optional extra for your garden office.

How much does a garden office cost to customise?

The sky is the limit when it comes to adding customisations and personalisation to your garden office. Of course, this will influence how much your garden office costs, but with our online design and pricing tool you can get an instant cost estimate as you build your dream garden office and add or remove different features.

Design the workspace of your dreams and get an exact garden office cost today.

How much does a garden office cost to deliver and install?

We deliver and install our garden offices at no extra charge – it’s all included in the price. Be aware that many competitors and other garden office providers often include a delivery fee or an additional cost for installation. This can dramatically increase the overall cost of your garden office project. Modern Garden Offices provide an all-inclusive design, delivery, and installation service in as little as 3 weeks.

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Other potential costs involved in installing a garden office

When it comes to pricing up a garden office is important to be aware of all the costs that may be involved with your project. In addition to the garden office building itself, you might also need to factor in the following:

  • an electrical connection
  • ground levelling
  • garden landscaping
  • planning permission fees

Electrical connections for garden offices

Our free site survey and design consultation will help us establish how best to install an electrical connection to your garden office. Once we understand the distance from your main building and the demands for electricity in your garden office, we can provide an exact quotation for the connection. We have the in-house expertise to complete this electrical work as part of your overall garden office project. Alternatively, we can recommend a trusted electrical company in your area to assist with this element, or you’re welcome to use your own preferred electrician if you have one.

Ground levelling

We can install a garden office in almost any landscape, but we will need the ground to be level within 200 millimetres to lay the foundations securely. As part of the installation of your garden office, we lay concrete pile foundations. If your ground needs levelling in order for us to do this then we’ll bring in a third-party landscaper to complete this work. We’ll help you establish this during your free site survey and factor in any additional cost.

Garden landscaping

Once your garden office is installed you might wish to adjust the landscaping of your garden to accommodate your new addition. We currently don’t offer a landscaping service ourselves, but if you are planning to have your garden landscaped as part of the wider office installation project, we are more than happy to work with your chosen contractor to execute your vision.

Planning permission costs

The fantastic thing about our garden offices is that in most cases they do not require planning permission to install! Our garden offices are designed and purpose-built to meet the exact specification of planning permission guidelines for permanent outdoor structures. Choosing a garden office that adheres to planning permissions guidelines will save you both time and money.

However, depending on the size and location of your garden office building there may be cases where you do need to apply for planning permission, in which case there will be an additional charge – the rates of which will depend on your local authority fees. We can help you determine whether planning permission is needed during our free site survey.

All garden offices good value for money?

Garden offices are a highly cost-effective way to add extra space to your home. Loft extensions, conservatories and other home improvements are often costly and time-consuming. Traditional garden structures such as sheds, summerhouses, and timber garden office pods are cheaper options in the short-term but require a lot of maintenance and degrade very quickly. Our purpose-built garden offices are constructed using innovative building methods and quality, environmentally efficient materials, creating an outdoor office space solution that will last a lifetime.

Our garden offices have a lifespan of at least 30 years and require little to no maintenance. The beauty of our garden rooms is that the usage can change and grow with the needs of your family over time. Of course, you’re looking for a home workspace for the foreseeable, but if your needs change down the line then so can the purpose of your garden office. These versatile spaces make fantastic home fitness studios, ‘she sheds’ and ‘man caves’, craft rooms, gaming rooms and summer houses. You name it – our garden rooms have been used for all sorts.

Do garden offices add value to your home?

A quality garden office can certainly add value to your property. Every one of our garden buildings comes with a 10-year guarantee on materials and is designed to last for decades. With the popularity of homeworking growing considerably in recent years, garden buildings are now a desirable feature when purchasing a property.

Get a cost for a garden office today

Ready to get the ball rolling? Find out how much a garden office will cost with our online design and price tool. Or contact us for a free site survey and quotation today.

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.

Beautiful contemporary garden office, built within 3 days! Spec and ordering process was simple.

Caroline McCarthy (October 2023)

Just had a garden room installed. The whole operation was simple and straightforward. John and Luke, who did the building were friendly, efficient and tidy and did an amazing job. I would highly recommend. Thanks guys!

Ian Richards(September 2023)

I could not praise Tim & Eddy enough (the builders)! the building of my outside office went like clockwork & Modern Garden Rooms are a pleasure to deal with, I could not recommend them more !

Steve Arber (July 2023)

AMAZING team, service, expertise and so friendly too. I would highly recommend

Gwladys Hall (June 2023)

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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