In most cases no you do not. Our garden rooms are constructed under permitted development rights, and we can guide you if we think your project may be close to any of the limitations that come with permitted development rights. In some cases, this right may have been removed from your property, so we advise that you double check with your local planning before making an enquiry. The use of a garden studio can also influence whether you would need planning or not I.E you would need permission for any sleeping accommodation (granny annexe).
Yes, all our garden buildings come complete with a suitable foundation system for the site conditions and ground conditions, this can vary and will be assessed on a site visit.
Yes, all our builds come with a comprehensive electrical package that suits the size and use of the room. We also include canopy lighting if applicable as standard. Our standard light fittings are recessed white led, and our standard sockets and switches are satin chrome with black inserts for a high quality finish on every build.
The electrical connection to the home is the only added cost you will need to be aware of. We can and usually do provide this service however each situation is different and needs to be assessed before a quote is given. They typically range from £500 to £1000 we can also run a CAT6 cable (internet feed) at the same time if you require one.
Yes, they absolutely can be used all year round. we use the latest techniques when we insulate our garden rooms, unlike some other providers we use as much high quality insulation as we can safely fit in the buildings structure ensuring we keep good ventilation in the structure too, we also install a vapour barrier to prevent inside moisture reaching the structure and to keep an airtight seal within the room.
Technically speaking none of our rooms need much if any maintenance at all to stand the test of time.
Our timber clad builds whether thermowood or western red cedar do not need treatment to prevent rot as hey have either already been through a treatment process or they have natural defences against rot mould and insects, however they will turn grey over time, so if this is not desired then an annual or biannual treatment of uv protection oil is required.
Our composite builds of course need no maintenance at all to keep them looking their best, other than a wash down now and then if required.
Yes, we have many different sizes to choose from in our range and we can advise on which one would suit your space best, however if you had a particular area that you would like to fill completely that doesn’t suit one of our standard sizes, or maybe the area is not quite square. As we are a bespoke company, we can build a custom garden studio to fill whatever space you have, whether its square, a triangle or even a rhombus.