Timber Garden Rooms – Common Questions About Garden Offices

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Updated on 04 Jan 2020 · 2 min read
Timber garden rooms are a popular choice when it comes to building a garden office. Since advancements in technology have made working from home more possible and practical than ever, getting an office built is a common thought that goes through the head of many a business owner.

Once that thought has taken off, lots of questions pop up about timber garden rooms and how they can work as offices.

FAQs: Timber Garden Rooms as Offices

Below are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about timber garden rooms being used as offices.

Are timber garden rooms warm enough to be used all year round?

Modern garden rooms are all build with insulation, electricity and heating, which means you’ll be a comfortable temperature – whatever the season. Although your garden office might start off cold when you first unlock it on a wintry day, it’ll heat up quickly and stay warm too. The windows and doors are double glazed are a bare minimum which also helps retain heat. Even on the coldest days, you can have the office as warm as you’d like and there’s no need to fear any visiting clients might freeze.

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Do I need planning permission for a garden office?

Thankfully, most garden rooms are permitted under Class E planning guidelines. This means that as long as you adhere to the rules of this category and aren’t building a room to live or sleep it, planning permission is not necessary.

Can I have a toilet in my timber garden room?

An outdoor office with an in-built toilet is very handy and you’ll be glad to know it’s entirely possible. To arrange having a toilet and small sink installed, a plumber will need to be consulted at the planning stage to ensure they can make it work.

Having a look in your garden office will make life so much easier than if you had to traipse back and forth to the main house. It eliminates the opportunity for distractions which ensuring you make the best use of your time.

Can timber garden rooms be painted or stained?

Although staining your timber room isn’t necessary, it is possible. Seek advice about what sort of paint or stain you can use. If it’s colour your’re after, a rendered finish might be more up your street – this will give you a range of colours to choose from and a professional end result.

Do I have to pay up front?

Garden rooms are a big expense, which is why credit is available in most cases. Speak to your accountant about how best to fund and record having an office built for your business.

Can I get a bespoke garden room?

Gardens come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. This means most garden rooms are a bespoke twist on a traditional style. It’s unlikely any of your requests will seem strange or be completely unique, so don’t be afraid to ask questions. These rooms can be expensive and are always built with the customers in mind so chances are you’ll be able to have exactly what you want.


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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