2m x 2.5m Garden Office Pod Sample Plans & Self Build Garden Room Guide EBook package

The 2m x 2.5m Garden Office Pod Sample Plans Package is made up of four components to give you an in-depth look at designing and building a small garden pod.

Note: If you buy now, you will be sent any updates to this package as they are published.

The Garden Office Pod Sample Plans Package comprises of:

eBook - a copy of our Self Build Garden Room Guide eBook. Updated in January 2020 it is now in its Fifth Edition. Learn more

2m x 2.5m Garden Office Pod Sample Plans - the package includes a detailed set of sample plans looking at the build-up of an insulated garden pod. Learn more

Material estimates & costs - The sample plan set comes with a spreadsheet estimating the materials needed and costs involved. Learn more

3D models - we have included the 3D models used to create the sample plans. These models can be opened in Free software and explored and modified. Learn more

Ready to start your self-build journey?

The 2m x 2.5m Garden Office Pod Sample Plans Package costs £75.

What you get with this package:

Self Build Garden Room Guide - Fifth Edition

eBook

With the 2m x 2.5m Garden Office Pod Sample Plans Package, you get a PDF copy of the Fifth Edition of the Self Build Garden Room Guide eBook. We have recently updated the book with news of innovations in the garden room industry and details of materials which are used by professional garden room designers.

The Self Build Garden Room Guide is an essential companion to our sample plan sets, giving you more detail on materials we mention throughout the plans.

The eBook comes in a PDF format with links throughout it to useful additional content. 

To get the best experience view in Acrobat Reader.

Set of Sample Plans

Since the Coronavirus Pandemic, more and more people have been asking us about building a small garden office pod. One that doesn't take up too much space in the garden - not much bigger than a garden shed! A design for one person to work comfortably, all year round.

We have designed a 2m x 2.5m garden office pod that is 2.5m high, meaning it is Permitted Development friendly.

The sample plans look at the build-up of a well-specified, insulated, timber frame garden pod. The 118 pages, look at each stage of the build-up.

The sample plans will give you insight into the construction of a 2.5m high garden room, even if you are planning on building a different size building, they will give you valuable insight to design it.

The sample plans come in a 118 page PDF format so they can be read on a variety of devices. 

To get the best experience view in Acrobat Reader.

If we update these Sample Plans or the eBook, we will email you the new version.

Estimated Materials & Costings Worksheet

Each sample set of plans comes with a spreadsheet which estimates the materials needed for the project and their cost.

You can open these spreadsheets in Excel or the free Google Sheets application.

Material estimates & costings

The sample plan set comes with a spreadsheet where we have estimated the materials and costs for the project. We have also added an overview list of materials which you could use for pricing your own project.

The spreadsheet also includes a comparison of the self-build costs with those of buying a similar specification garden room on a full-service basis.

Potential Savings Worksheet

Cost comparison

We have compared the estimates to build each garden room with the costs of buying a comparable specification building on a full-service basis.

Estimated Materials & Costings Worksheet

Material & cost estimates

We have estimated the materials needed from the measurements on the plans and costed them out.

Material Estimates

Material list

From our estimates, we have totalled up the materials needed for each garden room specification to create a handy shopping list.

Layered 3D Models are included in the package

The sample set of plans comes with the SketchUp models used to create them, so you can explore the build-up in further detail and modify it if you like.

These models can be opened in the SketchUp for Web which is free to hobbyists.

Layered SketchUp models

With the 2m x 2.5m Garden Office Pod Sample Plans package, we have included the layered 3D models we used to create the plans. These models can be opened and played with, in SketchUp for Web the free version of the popular software used by garden room designers.

You will be supplied with two models used to create these sample plans. One has the scenes from the sample plans which you can explore in more detail. The other, allows you to turn different layers on and off and tweak the design as required.

These models are valuable as you can explore and measure aspects - even on your phone via the SketchUp Viewer app. 

You can even edit these models to modify the design to your liking.

Turn layers on and off to explore the design in detail

Fully layered models

These are the models we used to create the sample plans. Each element is on its own layer so you can switch layers on and off to explore the build-up further.

Use the 3d models to explore the design further

Explore different elements

Scenes have been used in the model to give you easy to access snapshots of the build-up.

Use the 3d models to check measurements and details

Check measurements quickly

You can use the dimension tool to quickly check measurements.

3D Models Quick Guide Videos

Ready to start your self-build journey?

The 2m x 2.5m Garden Office Pod Sample Plans Package costs £75