Building a Garden Office

A Garden office allows you to separate your work life from home. This means no more bits of food falling on important files or the children doodle on your notes, but also a chance to focus without interruption and boost your productivity. When it’s time to stop working, you can leave your worries at the door and spend quality time with family, friends and hobbies.

Do I need permission for a garden office?

It’s a good idea to check your local planning laws and regulations to see if you will need to apply for a building permit when constructing your Garden office. This is especially important if you are running your business from home and will be generating a profit from the office.

The design of the Garden office is entirely up to you, but it’s worth taking into consideration how the structure will blend in with your garden aesthetic. Choose paint colours and roof styles that complement your home, and consider cladding options. Look for timber that has been treated to reduce rot and swelling, such as larch and cedar, or a more durable wood such as Accoya or Kebony.

Adding extras such as insulation and double glazing increases the comfort levels and year-round use of your Garden office. It’s also a good idea to incorporate mains electrics and water connections, which will make it easier for you to set up and run your business. Many of the suppliers will include this within your overall cost, making it a simple process for you to achieve a fully functional workspace.

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