Is a Summer House Office Right for Your Business?

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Updated on 31 May 2020 · 3 min read
While many people are looking for a professional solution for working from home, a summer house office might not have occurred to everyone. An office in a summer house does sound convenient. It means you won’t have to commute to work and you’ll always have somewhere to meet with clients, But is it right for your business?

Firstly, a lot depends on the type of summer house office you want to set up. A traditional wooden summer house without insulation, double glazing or a power supply isn’t a suitable fit. This type of structure might be fine for an hour or two of working in the sun, but without power, you won’t last long. Also consider is that it will only be usable during the summer months due to lack of insulation.

A modern summer house building is better suited to an office set up. Ideally you’ll need a room with access to power, WiFi and that has good security. A garden room with uPVC windows and doors will be a good option for your home office. You’ll also need to look at insulation and heating.

Would a Summer House Office Suit Your Business?

Depending on your business needs, a garden office in your summer house could be a great solution. Consider the list below and see if you find yourself nodding along.

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You Sometimes Need to Meet Clients

When you work from home, meeting clients can cause quite an obstacle. While many home-workers like to meet with clients over coffee or at the client’s place of work, it can be handy to have your own space for business meetings. Being able to meet clients in your own domain can help make your business look more professional alongside giving you a confidence boost by being on your own property. If you need to have client meetings, a summer house office could help solve your problems.

A Summer House Office Could Solve Security Issues

Working from home can be difficult if your home is a shared space. Whether you live with your family or other adults, using a room in your home as an office can be risky. Even if you trust the other residents to never steal from you or rifle through your belongings, things can get damaged or go missing. A garden office means your private documents and work equipment can be locked safely and securely out of everyone’s way. 

You Need Somewhere Quiet to Work

Shared offices and the home environment have some things in common – they can be noisy and lack privacy. Moving your work out into a garden building can solve both of those problems. A quiet room with only you in it is the perfect setting to get work done. You’re unlikely to be interrupted because you’re not close to others. If you’re really set on working in peace, you can even lock the door!

Your Business Needs More Space

While a lot of jobs can get by on just a laptop, plenty of professions still need space to spread out. If you work in design or if your work sometimes deals with hard copies then you definitely need the space. It’s important to be able to lay everything out without worrying about running out of room or encroaching on someone else’s area. It’s also helpful to know no one else will come and move your carefully laid out project.

If any of the above ring true for you, it might be time to get a garden office!


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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