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Frequently Asked Questions
The Self Build Garden Room Guide eBook (£39) & Garden Room Kits Guide - 2020 (£25) do not include a set of plans. They are 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 3-in-1 Sample Plans & eBook package (£75) does include our 3-in-1 sample plan sets. This package comprises 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.
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 - Fifth Edition eBook (£39):
- When you buy the Fifth 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 3-in-1 Sample Plans & eBook package (£75):
- When you buy the 3-in-1 Sample Plans & eBook package, you will get a copy of the Fifth 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.
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 are currently working on an updated version of our 3-in-1 Sample Plans, we hope to have these ready in Mid February 2020. We also have drawn up a small office pod which we hope to publish later in January 2020.
If you buy the 3-in-1 Sample Plans Package (£75) now, these will be added to your account as we create them. We will also send you an email about any new plans.
You will see options to Pay by Credit Card or Pay by PayPal at the checkout.
Once you have paid for your guide, you will be able to access the content in several ways.
Your reciept will have download links. For the bigger bundles of several files, the file will be a zipped file.
We will also send you a welcome email which will have a link to the unzipped files. We know buyers using a tablet prefer unzipped files, so we have you covered!
During the checkout, you will process you will be asked to create an account. You will then be able to access the files via the ‘Your Account’ > 'Download Tab' - please use the details you registered during the process to login to this 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 Fifth Edition eBook (£39) or the Garden Room Kits Guide - 2020 (£25):
We have updated The Self Build Garden Room Guide eBook five 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 also keep our Garden Room Kits Guide - 2020 eBook up to date, as we hear about new kits.
We will email you about any new version, and it will be added to 'Your Account' page for download.
If you buy 3-in-1 Sample Plans & eBook Package (£75):
If you buy the 3-in-1 Sample Plans & eBook 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.