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Frequently Asked Questions:
The basic eBook package (£39) does not include a set of plans. It is designed to show you the different building systems and materials used by professional garden room designers. You can use this information to design your own garden room.
The more expensive The Complete Self Build Garden Room Guide 2018 package (£75) does include our new 3-in-1 sample plan sets. At the moment these comprise of two garden room designs, each one shown with a different build-up, ie cold roof, warm roof and insulated roof panels. These buildings are designed to be 2.5m high which makes it Permitted Development friendly.
Even if you plan to build a different size or style of garden room, you will find these plans useful as they showcase the typical build-ups of a 2.5m high garden room. We also explain our choices when designing each element.
We plan to draw up plans for other sizes and styles of garden room. If you buy The Complete Self Build Garden Room Guide 2018 package (£75), they will be added to your account as we publish them.
No. The Self Build Garden Room Guide eBook and any Sample Plans and Costings we produce need to be read in conjunction with each other.
Throughout the Sample Plans, we make reference to the materials you might use. We explain these materials in greater detail in The Self Build Garden Room Guide eBook.
The eBook also contains valuable information about Planning Permission and Building Regulations which you should be fully aware of before contemplating building a garden room.
In short, The Self Build Garden Room Guide eBook can be read without the Sample Plans element. But, the Sample Plans and Costings need to be read in conjunction with The Self Build Garden Room Guide eBook.
If you buy The Self Build Garden Room Guide - Fourth Edition eBook (£39):
- When you buy the Fourth Edition of The Self Build Garden Room Guide eBook, you will get a PDF which you can download. This guide has links throughout it which you can click on for further information.
- You will also get free access to any future updates to the ebook.
If you buy The Complete Self Build Garden Room Guide 2018 package (£75):
- When you buy The Complete Self Build Garden Room Guide 2018 package, you will get a copy of the Fourth Edition of The Self Build Garden Room Guide eBook. This is in a PDF format which you can download. This guide has links throughout it which you can click on for further information.
- You will also get our current catalogue of 3-in-1 sample plans, at the moment this consists of two designs built three ways. As the name suggests, these plans look at three ways to build a popular garden room design (a cold roof build-up, a warm roof build-up and an insulated roof panel build-up). These sample plans are available in PDF format.
- You will also get a layered SketchUp model of each build-up which you can explore and edit as you wish.
- You will get spreadsheets with the estimated materials and costings to build the garden room.
- You will also get free access to any future updates to the ebook and any additional sets of 3-in-1 plans we produce.
Yes. If you buy the eBook (£39) today and decide at a later date you need the Sample Plans etc.; you can upgrade to The Complete Self Build Garden Room Guide 2018Package (£75) at any time; you just pay the difference in price (=£36).
To do this, you need to be logged into your Account. If you visit the Buy Guides page, you will see a Complete 2018 Package Upgrade option. Purchase this, and the additional content will be added to your account and delivered to you via email.
Remember you need to be logged into your Account for this option to show up.
No. Unless you are planning to sleep in your garden room, the size of our sample garden rooms does not need to be Building Control compliant.
It wouldn't be difficult to adapt the plans to make them Building Control compliant, but advice on that is beyond the scope of our service.
Yes. We have enjoyed creating these first two sets of plans and feel we have more to share with you, particularly when it comes to different sizes and styles of garden room.
Expect to see more plans added over the coming months.
If you buy The Complete Self Build Garden Room Guide 2018 Package (£75), these will be added to your account as we create them. We will also send you an email about any new plans.
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Once you have paid for your guide, you will be able to access the content in several ways.
You will be sent an email which will contain a download link for all the files in your package.
You will also find a ReadMe document which contains links to a Dropbox file from which you can download the files one by one or add them directly to your own Dropbox.
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Yes. Prior to launching our 3-in-1 plans in January 2018, we had a couple of other garden room designs.
We have taken them down whilst we create 3-in-1 versions of these plans, to keep them in line with our new way of showcasing the different build-up options.
If you purchased the Complete Guide prior to January 2018, the original designs are still available in your downloads area.
Yes, as we add new content to our guides you will get access to the new version free of charge.
If you buy The Self Build Garden Room Guide Fourth Edition eBook (£39):
We have updated The Self Build Garden Room Guide eBook four times since its initial publication. We keep a close eye on new materials and building techniques being adopted by the garden room industry and as they appear will add them to the next version of the eBook.
We will email you about any new version, and it will be added to 'Your Account' page for download.
If you buy The Complete Self Build Garden Room Guide 2018 Package (£75):
If you buy The Complete Self Build Garden Room Guide 2018 Package which includes our Sample 3-in-1 Plans, Models and Estimated Costings you will get the updates to the eBook we mention above. You will also get access to any future Sample 3-in-1 Plans we produce.
Again, we will email you about these updates, and they will be added to the Download section of 'Your Account' page.
Self Build Garden Room Starter Guide
Let us send you our Self Build Starter Guide, it's full of the first things to think about when designing & building a garden room. You might even find a discount code included!
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