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Design & Build Your Own Garden Room

We are here to share our experience and industry insight, so you can transform your garden room ideas into reality.

Garden Room Buildup

There are three options when is comes to self building a garden room

Learn about the design details and materials professional garden room designers use

Learn about the design details and materials professional garden room designers use

It can be very rewarding building a garden room of your own design. A building that is tailored around your site, intended use and design choices.

If you have a vision for the design of your garden room but would like insight into the materials and building techniques used by professional garden room designers, we can help.

In the Self Build Garden Room Guide we share our years of industry experience, first as designer/carpenter and for the last 10 years running The Garden Room Guide, the largest garden room buyers guide in the UK.

This experience gives us a unique insight into the different materials and construction systems being used by professional garden room designers.

The Self Build Garden Room Guide is the essential companion for anyone designing their own garden room.

Sample Garden Room Wall Buildup

We've done the research into the different garden room kit options to save you time

Garden Room Self Build Kits

If it's more about the challenge of building a garden room than the actual design, then a garden room kit could be the answer.

There are a few garden room companies who alongside their full installation projects, also offer their designs as self-build kits.

This can be a safe way of self-building, as you are working with a tried and tested building system.

Using our unique insight into the industry, we have found the best garden room kits options and collated them along with other valuable information in the Garden Room Kits Guide - Second Edition - updated with the best kit options for 2021.

The kits we feature, use a variety of construction systems from interlocking log cabin style buildings, structural insulated panels (SIP's) and traditional insulated timber frames.

Some garden room kits comprise of just the insulated core structure, leaving you to specify and source the exterior and interior finishes. Other kits supply everything you need to complete the building

Even if the design is not right for you, there is a lot of additional insight to be had from our sample garden room plans

We are working on a portfolio of sample garden room plans. They showcase common build-ups for popular styles and sizes of garden room.

Even if the design, or size of the sample plans is not right for you, they still offer valuable insight into the different layers and building techniques used in garden room design. They are an excellent companion to the Self Build Garden Room Guide eBook.

Currently, we have our 3in1 sample plans which look at a popular contemporary style garden room constructed three different ways.

We have just launched our Garden Office Pod sample plans. The ideal building for someone who finds themselves working from home!

As well as the annotated plans in PDF format, you will also get a copy of the scale models 3d models we used to draw up the plans. These models can be opened and played with in the free version of SketchUp, the tool professional garden room designers use. You can use these plans to explore aspects of the design in greater detail, or you could edit the model as the starting point for your own version of the building.

We have also worked out the materials you would need to build the garden room and estimated the costs for the project.

Thinking of ground screws for your project?

Ground screws are a popular option with garden room designers as they are quick to install and level.

The Ground Screw Centre has a handy calculator which will tell you how many ground screws you will need. It also works out the connecting brackets and offers options on the installation tools.

Help us decide which plans we design next

We want to start work on some new sample plans.

Tell us from this list, which size building we should create first.

See what other self-builders have created after buying one of our guides

Most people buying our sample garden room plans have a different sized building in mind with a different layout. These projects are examples of this. Each self-builder purchased one of our guides for insight into the different layers that make up a garden room. They then took this knowledge and applied it to their own design, and what successful designs they are: