Are you inspired to design and build your own garden room or office?

Well, you've come to the right place. We are here to share our years of industry experience & insight with you.

 

When self building a garden room, you have three options:

  • Buy a garden room kit and assemble it yourself

    We have researched the best garden room kits in a range of designs from the traditional to the contemporary. By buying a kit, you have the peace of mind of using a tried and tested building system.

  • Design your own room from scratch

    Our eBook will give you insight into the systems, building techniques and materials used by professional garden room designers. This knowledge will stand you in good stead to design your own building.

  • Follow a set of plans

    Again we can help you here, as we are creating a library of plans & costings for popular garden room designs. Even if the plans we have produced are not the size or style of garden room you are planning, they will offer valuable insight into the steps and materials that go into a garden room - which you can then apply to your own design. Our most frequently asked questions are about the build-up of a 2.5-meter high garden room. These plans show you and explain how this might be achieved.

We supply this information in two packages, allowing you to choose which one is right for your needs:

The Self Build Garden Room Guide eBook - Fourth Edition

A comprehensive eBook that walks you through the planning stages of building a garden room. We then go on to showcase the different construction systems used in garden room design and highlight the materials you could use to create a durable, high-quality building.

A few companies offer their designs as self-build kits. This can be a good option if all you want is the challenge of the build. We look at the best kits currently on the market.

The ebook, now in its Fourth Edition has links throughout to some of the materials used by professional garden room designers.

What you get with this package:

184 page PDF eBook with links to further information

Free updates of future versions of the eBook

The Complete Self Build Garden Room Guide

Our complete package includes a copy of the eBook plus two sets of sample 3-in-1 plans which show different build-ups of a 2.5-meter high garden room - the most common height as they seldom require Planning Permission to build.

Even if these sizes of building or designs are not for you, the plans offer valuable insights into typical the build-ups of  2.5-meter high garden room.

We have included the layered SketchUp models we used to create the sample plans. You can open these models in the Free SketchUp Make software. You can use these models to check measurements or to modify the design - we will be adding tutorials on how to do this in the coming months.

The package also includes estimated costings for the materials to build our sample garden rooms and a price comparison against buying a similar building on a full-service basis.

What you get with this package:

184 page PDF eBook with links to further information

Two sets of 3-in-1 sample plans

Spreadsheets with material & cost estimates

SketchUp models used to create the plans

Free updates of future versions of the eBook & plans

Our self-builders are designing and building stylish garden rooms, just look at what Curt built...

"I purchased your garden room guide earlier in the year to help me build my own 6m x 4m garden room/cinema. I have no previous experience in this kind of thing but am really happy with the result. It took me 3 months altogether, this was after work and weekends

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Mixing claddings on a garden room

In the Self Build Garden Room Guide eBook we write about the trend for mixing more than one cladding materials on the exterior of a garden room. Last month, when we visited the Chelsea Flower Show we spotted an interesting way of joining the two finishes. Crown Pavilions were showcasing one of their Crown Clarence…
SIPS garden room kit on show at Grand Designs Live

Self build SIP’s garden room kits on show at Grand Designs Live

Garden Hideouts are showcasing their self-build SIP’s garden room kits this week at Grand Designs Live. The show is on until Sunday 13 May at Excel London. You will find the kits on display at stand G130. Garden Hideouts kits are available in several package levels from the basic frame through to kits with the…

Self build a Quick Garden Room

Quick-garden.co.uk are offering for contemporary garden room designs which are available as self-build kits. Built using a SIP’s core structure they are designed for year-round use. The kits are available in four standard sizes. They are quite big as garden rooms go, so if you are looking for a building that could potentially have more than…
Painted finishes are back in fashion in garden room design

Painting garden room cladding

Painted garden rooms are back in fashion, particularly black and dark grey ones. Painted finishes had gone out of favour with garden room buyers who were opting for more expensive Cedar and Larch designs that are low maintenance due to their natural durability. The thing is unless timber claddings like Cedar or Larch are oiled as…
Trisomet panels are a popular option in garden room construction.

Trisomet panels seconds

Trisomet panels have become a popular option for garden room roofs. Many professional garden room designers make use of them as they can be installed quickly without the need for a complex roof structure. They also form both the internal and external finish of the roof, again cutting down on work. We show Trisomet panels…
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Our first 3D modelling tutorial is live

Today, we have published our first 3D garden room modelling tutorial. This is the first of many that we have planned. This first tutorial shows you how you could adapt our sample 3-in-1 garden room models to add a long window. Long windows are a popular option with garden room buyers, so it may well…
The Fourth Edition of the Self Build Garden Room Guide will launch in January 2018

3-in-1 Sample Plans Launch & eBook Updates

We are pleased to announce, at last, that our new 3-in-1 sample Garden Room plans and the Fourth Edition of the Self Build Garden Room Guide eBook are live! Designed to share more detail With these new 3-in-1 sample plans we have aimed to showcase different build-up options. We often get emails asking questions like:…
The Fourth Edition of the Self Build Garden Room Guide will launch in January 2018

New version of our Self Build guides launching January 2018

We may have been a little quiet on this blog of late, but we have been busy behind the scenes! We have updated our Self Build eBook, and the content is just back from the proofreader. So, we will be formatting the Fourth Edition of the Self Build Garden Room Guide over the holidays for…

PIR insulation prices are rising

PIR insulations such as Celotex, Kingspan and Ecotherm have become very popular in garden room construction, and we suggest their use in our sample plans. However, a fire last year at the factory that manufactures one of the key chemicals used in their production is having a real knock-on effect on PIR insulation supply and…
You might want to create a flitch beam over your openings

Flitch beam plates

When creating the openings for your doors and windows you need to create a beam above the opening. There are several ways of achieving this in garden room design. Although, we don’t suggest you replicated some professional garden room designers choice of using the door and window frames themselves as a support. A double timber…

Breather & Vapour membrane kits

In the Self Build Garden Room Guide and sample plans we talk about the importance of a breather membrane in your build-up. The breather membrane wraps around the exterior of the building and allows the core structure to breathe. Stopping moisture entering the core structure but at the same time letting moisture escape from within…

New 3-in-1 garden room plans model preview

As part of our upcoming 3-in-1 garden room plan sets, you will get a layered model of the each specification. These are the real world scale models that we use to produce the dimensioned plans. By providing you with the layered model, you will be able to go into the model and check any measurements.…
Build-up of an insulated roof panel

Insulated roof panels for garden rooms

A few days ago we wrote about the 3-in-1 sample plans we are developing. One of the roof options we are looking at is the insulated roof panel. These panels are very popular in garden room design, as depending on the size of the roof, there is no need to install rafters as the panels…
3-in-1 sample plans are on their way

3-in-1 plans are on their way

Having listened to feature requests and ideas from our self-builders, we are revisiting the way we produce our sample plans. Our aim is to showcase your options when building a garden room and show you the different techniques and materials the pros are using. To this end, we are going to start producing 3-in-1 sample…

The speedy garden room foundation

We have talked before about ground screw foundations and how they are being widely adopted by the garden room industry. We spotted this on Twitter and thought we would share it here, as it clearly shows how ground screws have become the speedy garden room foundation. Stop Digging are the firm that many professional garden…
Cloakroom studwork frame

Adding a cloakroom to your garden room

Dermot, a self-builder, emailed to ask how we would adapt our garden room with storage shed plans to house a w.c and a kitchen area, instead of the store. We thought we would share our answer here as it maybe something you are thinking about for your garden room project. It is becoming increasingly popular…
Stopdigging ground screw foundations for garden rooms

Ground screw foundations an easy option

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Stainless steel nails for garden room cladding

Garden room cladding fixings

Most garden rooms feature timber cladding on the exterior, whether this is expensive Western Red Cedar or something a little more economical like Siberian Larch or Thermowood. When fixing timber cladding, it is important that you use stainless steel fixings. If you don’t use stainless steel fixings, you will find that the fixing bleeds an…

You can make good savings on materials self-building

With each set of sample plans, we produce we write up a material estimate. In this document, we estimate the quantities of each material you’ll need to build the room. The prices we have gathered are probably high When quantifying the materials, we head to the internet to cost out each element. Now, we know…

Building a garden room higher than 2.5m

Self-builder Glandwr emailed to ask about the options if you want to build a garden room that’s higher than 2.5m. He wondered if the only option was to apply for Planning Permission. You can build garden rooms taller than 2.5m under Permitted Development You can build a garden room that’s taller than 2.5m under Permitted Development;…

How your timber cladding choice will affect your budget

One of the most significant costs in a garden room build is the external cladding. Timber claddings are by far the most popular option for the exterior of a garden room, because of their aesthetic appeal, the layer of thermal insulation they add to the build-up and the ease of installation. You need to invest in…

Building a garden room tight to a fence

Many garden rooms are built tight to the fence to maximise space. This is possible under Permitted Development if your room is no higher than 2.5m. The thing is that building tight to a fence leaves little room for fixing the external cladding. Modular garden rooms that are built off-site will come in small panels (max…

Narrower cladding can save you money

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A basic sketch can save a lot of time

We have been designing the frameworks for garden room buildings for years, and have had several different workflows for doing this. With experience, though, we have found that making a basic sketch can save a huge amount of time when we start modelling a frame in SketchUp. Like many people, we are keen to start seeing…

Screw foundations in action

Screw foundations are being used by several garden room companies. They are overcoming tricky site conditions and uneven ground which speeds up the construction process no end. We spotted a good example of screw foundations in action on Twitter last week. eDEN Garden Rooms shared some photos of a build that is making use of this…

Ring beam foundations

The traditional option when building a garden room is to use a concrete slab foundation. A twist on this that is used by some professional garden room designers is a concrete ring beam foundation. With this type of foundation, a concrete slab is run around the circumference of the building. This supports the weight of the…

Fence post foundations are not up to the job

There are several types of foundation used in garden room design from the traditional concrete slab to plinth foundations made from recycled materials, but the one system that is not used by the professionals is metal spiked fence post foundations. Believe it or not, this is what one general builder was suggesting to their client,…

View your SketchUp models on your phone

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Insights from a garden room build on Twitter

Now and again we spot a garden room build being recorded on Twitter. Recently @audiolympics recorded some of the steps of his Sanctum Garden Studio build. We wanted to show you them here, as they clearly show how quickly a modular building can go together when you have a clear plan of action. Like many…

Aluminium doors for garden rooms

When people are looking to up the specification of their garden room building they opt for aluminium doors and windows. We were recently talking to the team at Architectural Glass Installations Ltd who supply aluminium doors and windows to several garden room companies, and they can also help self-builders like you with your windows and…

Now is a good time to start designing a garden room

As we look to turn the year, it’s actually the perfect time to start working on your garden room project. Okay, the weather is not ideal for actually being outside building your room, with the cold, damp and short days, but it is the perfect time to be designing and planning your project. Don’t underestimate…

Using fibre insulation in a garden room

In the plans we have created as part of The Complete Self Build Garden Room Guide, we suggest using a rigid insulation such as Celotex and Kingspan. We recently had an email from one of our Self Builders, Tom who wondered if it was possible to replace this rigid insulation with a ‘woolly’ insulation system…

Fixing your rafters on your garden room

If you are building a garden room under 2.5m to comply with the Permitted Development rule that allows you to position your building close to the boundary. The chances are that you are building a garden room with a flat roof. This is by far the most common roof type used in the garden room…

Getting extra natural light into your garden room design

One of the key elements that make garden rooms popular is how they can be flooded with natural light. This is normally due to the large expanses of floor to ceiling glazing that are incorporated into a garden room design. While it is desirable to incorporate lots of glass into a garden room design, it’s…

Designing a weathertight garden room

When you read the Self Build Garden Room Guide and the sample plans in the Complete Guide, you will quickly realise that a garden room is made up of a series of different layers. This is the case whichever building system you choose – traditional timber frame or (SIP’s) Structural Insulated Panels. These layers play…

Fixing your warm roof on your garden room

In the sample plans which come with The Complete Self Build Garden Room Guide, we suggest you use a warm roof build-up for your garden room. This system has become very popular, not only in garden room design but in the construction industry as a whole. It’s popular because the roof space does not need…

Creating a veranda along the front of your garden room

It has become really popular to run a veranda along the front of a contemporary style garden room. These decked areas seem to offset a modern design and provide a welcoming entrance to the building. If you make your deck deep enough, it is a nice place to sit too. Unlike verandas on traditional style garden…

Framing the corners of your garden room

In the sample plans that come with The Complete Self Build Garden Room Guide, we show you how we position the studs in our timber frame to create the corners of our garden rooms. You may think the corner joint is just a case of butting two wall frames together, and this is certainly an…

Garden room roof design & the 2.5m rule

From the conversations we have had with many of you, we know that you are hoping to make use of the Permitted Development rule that allows a garden room no higher than 2.5 meters to be positioned within 2 meters of the boundary, without the need for Planning Permission. It is quite tricky to design…

Krinner ground screws a solution for garden rooms

In The Self Build Garden Room Guide we talk about the different foundation systems commonly used in garden room construction. We mention that ground screws are being used more and more often as they offer a speedy installation, little ground disturbance and can be fitted in situations where other foundation systems would not be suitable. We…

Think about including a USB socket into your electrical specification

One of the great things about self-building a garden room is that you have complete control over the electrical specification and the layout of the sockets. This gives you the flexibility to factor in as many power points as you want, after all, we are all accumulating more and more gadgets that need plugging-in. We…

Underfloor heating for your self build garden room

We have been recently talking to the folks at Floor Heating Systems about the boom in using underfloor heating systems in garden room builds. Have you thought about incorporating underfloor heating into your design? Although one of the more expensive heating systems to install in a garden room, compared with electric convector heaters or free…

The garden room that Curt built

Over the years we have talked to lots of self-builders as they design and build their garden rooms. We often get sent photos during the build, but it’s not often that we are sent details of the finished, furnished building. We were, therefore, delighted to receive an email from Curt who brought a copy of…

New self build garden room kit option

In The Self Build Garden Room Guide ebook we talk about the self-build kits available from Building With Boxes. We have just learnt that Building With Boxes has launched a new range of self-build garden room kits aimed at the trade market. They tell us they are also happy to supply these kits to self-builders…

Weathering of garden room cladding

Timber cladding is by far the most popular option for the exterior finish of a garden room. Western Red Cedar, Siberian Larch and Thermowood are the most popular options, as they can be installed and then left to weather with no ongoing maintenance. The weathering process will mean your cladding will start looking aged, turning…

Password reset issues – SOLVED

Update 30 August 2016 – The forgotten password problem has been resolved this morning, it was a cache issue! 28 August 2016 – we are aware that there is an issue with the password reset page on the ‘My Account’ tab. Our developers are working on a fix. In the meantime, if you need to reset…

New payment methods

We know that many of you don’t like using PayPal. Up until now, it was the only form of payment we accepted. Today we have set Stripe live which allows us to take credit card payments over their secure network. You will now see options to Pay by Credit Card or Pay by PayPal at…

Standard will help you save money as a self builder

In The Self Build Garden Room Guide eBook and our newly launched set of sample plans, we talk about making use of standard size materials. We talk about how choosing a size for your garden room that makes full use of sheet materials will minimise any waste and in turn save you money. We also…

Self Build Garden Room Plans Now Available

Yesterday, we hit publish on our first set of sample garden room plans. The first set of plans we have produced will show you the steps involved in building a 3m x 3m garden room with canopy roof. We have chosen this as our starting point as it is a popular design, and even if…

The Complete Self Build Garden Room Guide Downloads

The Complete Self Build Garden Room Guide Resources You will have received links to the eBook, Plans & Costings in your email receipt. You can also download them from your ‘My Account’ page, but here they are again! Be sure to ‘Save As’ to save a copy to your computer eBook The Self Build Garden…To…

Sample garden room plans are on their way

Following multiple requests from self builders we are pleased to announce that we are working on our first set of sample garden room plans. We hope to have these ready in mid August. Why has it taken so long? When we first created the Self Build Garden Room Guide it was intended to be a…

Is 2.5 meters the right height for your garden room?

The other day we wrote an article for publication on The Garden Room Guide looking at a mono pitched garden room in a London garden.  In most cases when writing about such a building we will say that it has been designed to be 2.5 meters high so that it can comply with the Permitted…

Incorporating solar power into your garden room

Have you thought about incorporating solar power into your garden room build. With the kit available today, its a real option. Over on The Garden Room Guide a chap who has recently incorporated solar power into his garden room, kindly shares his experiences with us. If you are thinking of using solar panels in your…

MDF Cladding

In The Self Build Garden Room Guide we talk about how some suppliers use an external grade MDF for the cladding of their garden rooms. The examples we link to have used the MDF in its smooth panel form. We recently came across MDF claddings that have been machined into popular cladding profiles like shiplap…

Fermacell

In The Self Build Garden Room Guide we explain how many professional garden room designers line their rooms with plasterboard and then skim them with plaster to create a room like in your house. Recently we featured a granny annexe on The Garden Room Guide that had a wall bed – a bed that is…

Protecting your cedar cladding

The most popular external cladding for a garden room, by far is Western Red Cedar. Cedar cladding is popular because it is low maintenance – it has a natural resistance to rot and fungal attack. It also has strong aesthetic appeal thanks to its rich reddish brown colour. However as the cedar cladding is exposed…

Editing our garden room models

The aim of uploading our garden room models to the members area of this site, is to give you a starting point for your own design. You might look at a model and say “that’s roughly what I want, but I would add a window on the side”. Well that’s easy for you to do.…

Garden room models now available

Following a request from one of our self-builders, we have started adding some of our inventory of garden room models to the members area of this site. Dylan, the self-builder who requested these felt that they would be a useful starting point for you all. The models are available under the Garden Room Models tab…

4m x 4m garden room model with veranda

Download this model This is one of our scale models. You can use it as the basis of your design. Feel free to edit as you need. Important The file will download as a read only file. Use the Save As option and rename the file – you will then be able to save any…To…

3m x 3m cube garden room model

Download this model This is one of our scale models. You can use it as the basis of your design. Feel free to edit as you need. Important The file will download as a read only file. Use the Save As option and rename the file – you will then be able to save any…To…To…

3m x 2.5m shallow pitched roof garden room model

Download this model This is one of our scale models. You can use it as the basis of your design. Feel free to edit as you need. Important The file will download as a read only file. Use the Save As option and rename the file – you will then be able to save any…To…To…To…

3m x 2.5m garden room model with glazed front

Download this model This is one of our scale models. You can use it as the basis of your design. Feel free to edit as you need. Important The file will download as a read only file. Use the Save As option and rename the file – you will then be able to save any…To…To…To…To…

3.6m x 3.6m twin aspect garden room model

Download this model This is one of our scale models. You can use it as the basis of your design. Feel free to edit as you need. Important The file will download as a read only file. Use the Save As option and rename the file – you will then be able to save any…To…To…To…To…To…

2.5m x 2.5m Cube Garden Room Model

Download this model This is one of our scale models. You can use it as the basis of your design. Feel free to edit as you need. Important The file will download as a read only file. Use the Save As option and rename the file – you will then be able to save any…To…To…To…To…To…To…

Dimensioning up your garden room models

You will have picked up that we are advocates for you using the free version of Sketchup to design your garden room. The other day we had an email from a Self Builder who had read that you need to have the professional version and access to Layout to be able to dimension your designs.…

Garden Room Starter Models

We were contacted today by one of our Self Builders who asked if we would make some of our garden room Sketchup models available to use as a ‘starter’ for his own design. We hadn’t thought of this and think its a great idea, so are happy to open up our catalogue of garden room…

Inside / outside seating areas

As I am writing this post I am imagining that the weather over the bank holiday weekend will be warm and sunny (I know I’m a dreamer!), and that this weather will inspire you to think about incorporating an outdoor seating area into your garden room design. Veranda areas have been a popular addition to…

Modelling a mono pitched garden room

We are great advocates of using SketchUp for modelling a garden room design up. Its a very quick to learn program and for individuals like you its Free! In this three part video tutorial we model up the basic form of a mono pitched garden room. We were asked by a subscriber how you create…

Using reclaimed wood in garden room design

Over the years we have been asked many times by garden room self builders about using reclaimed wood to build a garden room. In many cases this reclaimed wood has been from wooden pallets. We have been asked all sorts of questions like can pallets be slotted together and filled with insulation to form the…

Garden room cladding samples

We mention Millworks in The Self Build Garden Room Guide as a supplier of different species and profiles of cladding suitable for your garden room. Several well known garden room suppliers use their cladding. Today we spotted a tweet about their free sample service – it might be worth you contacting them: Need any timber samples…

How about a picture window for your garden room

The other day we were playing around with the idea of swapping a window in our house for a large picture window that would really frame the view of our garden. This got us thinking that picture windows are not something commonly used in garden room design. Floor to ceiling glazed sections have become ‘the…

A little tip when designing a veranda on your garden room

We have been talking to a lady who having just spent a month in Western Australia has decided that she wants to create a garden room with veranda at the front, reminiscent of the house she had been living in. She sent us some photos of the house she had been staying in and asked…

Is the Easy Pad foundation right for your project

In The Self Build Garden Room Guide we take an extensive look at your options when it comes to the foundations for a garden room. One of the newer options is the Easy Pad foundation which is being adopted by many garden room suppliers. Quick Base Solutions who make the Easy Pad are happy to…

Updated version of the guide available

We are pleased to announce that the Third Edition of The Self Build Garden Room Guide is now available. With this new version we have gone through the guide and updated and added to the information on the materials and building techniques used by the garden room industry. One particular area of focus was the…

Self Build Garden Room Guide e-Book

You will have received a link to the eBook in your email receipt. You can also download it from the ‘My Account’ page, but here is another link! Be sure to click ‘Save As’ to keep a copy on your computer.   Download The Self Build Garden Room Guide – Third EditionTo access this post,…

Garden Room Design Trends

You will have received a link to the eBook in your email receipt. You can also download it from the ‘My Account’ page, but here is another link! Be sure to click ‘Save As’ to keep a copy on your computer.   Download The Self Build Garden Room Guide – Third EditionTo access this post,…To…

Modelling a door for your garden room design

We’ve looked at the basics of creating the walls and general form of a garden room with SketchUp, but to start getting a clear idea of what your garden room design might look like you need to add some doors and windows. Today we are going to explain how we model a single outward opening…

Creating vertical cladding for your garden room model

In our last tutorial we showed you how to add a cladding texture to your garden room model. At the end of the article you would be in a position to add a horizontal cladding effect, but what if you want to replicate vertical cladding. Well, there is just one more step to achieve this.…

The garden room that Kate built

We have a section on this site that looks at the garden room kit options currently available for self builders. One of those suppliers Garden Room Living has sent through some feedback from a recent self build customer. Kate the customer wanted to create a spare bedroom and decided that a garden room to do…

Adding cladding to your garden room model

One of the quickest ways to get an idea of what your garden room design is going to look like is to add some cladding to your model. Thankfully this is a quick and easy task with Sketchup. Once you have your basic structure you need to select the the materials palette which is the…

A flat roof garden room should not have a flat roof

In our work for The Garden Room Guide & Garden Office Guide we use the term ‘flat roof garden room’ a lot. So called flat roof garden rooms dominate the industry as they are the most flexible when it comes to positioning under the Permitted Development rules. The Permitted Development rules say that garden rooms…

Visualise your garden room design in your garden

Over the last few months we have been working with the developers of a new app which allows you to visualise a garden room in your own garden. We hope to launch this service on The Garden Room Guide in the next few weeks using standard design models. This site however is about encouraging you…

Have you thought about cladding the internal walls?

We’ve been watching the BBC’s The House That £100k House and whilst the buildings the self builders are creating are on a larger scale than a garden room, it has highlighted a few design tricks that you could use in your garden room designs. One trick we liked and have indeed seen a few times…

Garden Room Cladding

If you have decided that timber cladding is right for your garden room build (you do have other options as looked at in the Self Build Garden Room Guide) then Cornwall Cladding could be a good supplier for you. The team behind Cornwall Cladding are a SIP’s manufacturer where they produce the core structure for…

Basics of 3D Garden Room Design

This guide will introduce you to the basic design tools used by professional garden room designers. The tutorial uses ShetchUp a 3D design programme that has revolutionised the way designers work. SketchUp is available as both a free and paid versions – the free version will offer you all the tools you need to model…

Designing a garden room under 2.5 meters

Having read the previous section about Permitted Development rules you will have noticed that buildings no taller than 2.5m high have the most freedom in regards to positioning in the garden. The garden room suppliers have embraced this rule and 75% of the garden room designs we see on The Garden Room Guide are designed…To…

Your site might throw up design challenges

Having read the previous section about Permitted Development rules you will have noticed that buildings no taller than 2.5m high have the most freedom in regards to positioning in the garden. The garden room suppliers have embraced this rule and 75% of the garden room designs we see on The Garden Room Guide are designed…To…To…

Windows

Having read the previous section about Permitted Development rules you will have noticed that buildings no taller than 2.5m high have the most freedom in regards to positioning in the garden. The garden room suppliers have embraced this rule and 75% of the garden room designs we see on The Garden Room Guide are designed…To…To…To…

Traditional Timber Frames

Having read the previous section about Permitted Development rules you will have noticed that buildings no taller than 2.5m high have the most freedom in regards to positioning in the garden. The garden room suppliers have embraced this rule and 75% of the garden room designs we see on The Garden Room Guide are designed…To…To…To…To…

Think like a client and a designer

Having read the previous section about Permitted Development rules you will have noticed that buildings no taller than 2.5m high have the most freedom in regards to positioning in the garden. The garden room suppliers have embraced this rule and 75% of the garden room designs we see on The Garden Room Guide are designed…To…To…To…To…To…

Steel Structures

Having read the previous section about Permitted Development rules you will have noticed that buildings no taller than 2.5m high have the most freedom in regards to positioning in the garden. The garden room suppliers have embraced this rule and 75% of the garden room designs we see on The Garden Room Guide are designed…To…To…To…To…To…To…

Do you save money self building?

Having read the previous section about Permitted Development rules you will have noticed that buildings no taller than 2.5m high have the most freedom in regards to positioning in the garden. The garden room suppliers have embraced this rule and 75% of the garden room designs we see on The Garden Room Guide are designed…To…To…To…To…To…To…To…

Site Preparation

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Structural Insulated Panels

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Set a budget for your building

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Roofing

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Post & Beam Structures

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Overview

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Our top tip for successful garden room design

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Deciding on the orientation of the building

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Make good use of free design tools

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Lightweight Timber Frames

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Lightweight Structural Insulated Panels

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Lightweight Frames

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Lighting

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Kitchens and Shower Rooms

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Is your garden room going to be green?

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Is self build for you?

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Internal Finish

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Interlocking Timbers

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Insulation

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Hustle for the best deal

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Heating

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Health & Safety

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Foundations

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Flooring

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External Cladding

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Self Build Shepherds Huts & Pods

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Self Build Contemporary Garden Room Designs

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Garden Room Kits With Traditional Charm

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Contemporary Garden Room Kits Made With SIP’s

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Quality Self Build Log Cabins

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Bespoke Garden Room Self Build Kits

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Electrics

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Doors

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Do You Need To Consider Building Regulations?

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Do You Need To Apply For Planning Permission?

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Disclaimer

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Designing a Garden Room Under 2.5m High

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Core Structures

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Conduct a Site Survey

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Communications

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Closed Timber Frames

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Cladding Materials

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Building Membranes

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Anatomy of a garden room

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Adding value to your property

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A visual guide to Permitted Development

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Steel Structures

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Overview

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