The Complete Self Build Garden Room Guide 4th Edition

The Complete Self Build Garden Room Guide 2018 package

The Complete Self Build Garden Room Guide 2018 package is made up of four components to give you an in-depth look designing and building a garden room.

The 2018 package comprises of:

eBook - a copy of our Self Build Garden Room Guide eBook. Updated in January 2018 it is now in its Fourth Edition. Learn more

Sample 3-in-1 plan sets - the package includes two sets of sample plans looking at the build-up of each design in 3 different ways. Learn more

Material estimates & costs - Each sample plan set come 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 Complete Self Build Garden Room Guide 2018 package costs £75.

What you get with this package:

Self Build Garden Room Guide eBook - 4th Edition

eBook

With the Complete Self Build Garden Room Guide 2108 package you get a PDF copy of the Fourth 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.

Two sets of 3-in-1 plans

Since we launched our sample plans, we have had emails asking about the build-up of a cold roof on a garden room. Making use of insulated roof panels and creating a eaves detail or a roof canopy.

With our new 3-in-1 sample plans we have tried to answer these questions showing you a typical build-up of three different roof types - cold roof, warm roof and insulated roof panels.

In one set of plans, we have designed a popular 2.5m high cube shaped garden room to showcase the different build-ups.

We have then created another set of sample plans that showcase the three different build-ups on a 2.5m high contemporary design that features a deck and canopy.

Both sets of 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.

Each sample set of plans looks at the build-up in 3 ways:

Sample garden room plans with cold roof build-up

Cold Roof Build-Up

One set of plans looks at the garden room with a typical cold roof build-up.

Sample garden room plans with warm roof build-up

Warm Roof Build-Up

Another set of plans looks at the garden room with a typical warm roof build-up.

Sample garden room plans with insulated roof panel building-up

Insulated Roof Panel Build-Up

The final set of plans looks at the garden room with a typical insulated roof panel build-up.

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

To get the best experience view in Acrobat Reader.

We plan to add more sample garden room plans to this package over the coming months. These updates will be added to your account as they are published.

Garden room material estimates & costings

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

Each 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.

Material Estimates & Costs

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.

Garden room material estimates & costings

Material & cost estimates

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

Garden room material estimates & costings-3

Material list

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

Garden room SketchUp models

Each 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 2018 version of SketchUp Make which is free to hobbyists.

Layered SketchUp models

With the Complete Garden Room Guide 2018 package we have included the layered 3D models we used to create the plans. These models can be opened and played with, in SketchUp Make, the free version of the popular software used by garden room designers.

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 - we plan on adding a series of tutorials on how to do this in the coming weeks and months.

Garden room SketchUp models

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.

Garden room SketchUp models

Explore different elements

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

Garden room SketchUp models

Check measurements quickly

You can use the dimension tool to quickly check measurements.

Ready to start your self-build journey?

The Complete Self Build Garden Room Guide 2018 package costs £75