Garden Rooms have become hugely popular, especially with the rise of home working.
Whether you are looking for an office space, somewhere to chill out seperate from your home, or a place to workout, garden rooms are a fantastic option!
I think I want a garden room – how can Robinsons help?
Garden rooms can be a reasonably quick and budget-friendly way to gain more usable space at home, as long as you have the area available in your garden.
Robinsons Architecture & Design provide a full service, guiding you through every step of the process. Our team like to do an initial consultation in order to learn about your vision and what the space will be used for, your budget, and your timeframe. We can then chat through everything you’ll need to consider, from planning permissions to drawings, and provide you with a quotation for our services as well as what costs you can expect when it comes to completing your exciting new project.
What is involved in building a garden room?
We’re sure that you’ll be relieved to hear that in most instances, garden rooms are classed as outbuildings and so do not require planning permission. Outbuildings are included in your permitted development rights, as long as they fall within the following set of parameters:
- Single story with a maximum eaves height of 2.5 metres and with a maximum overall height of four metres with a dual pitched roof or three metres for any other roof.
- Not on built on land forward of a wall forming the principal elevation.
- Have a maximum height of 2.5 metres in the case of a building, enclosure or container within two metres of a boundary of the curtilage of the dwelling/house.
- Have no verandas, balconies or raised platforms (a platform must not exceed 0.3 metres in height).
- Be on no more than half the area of land around the “original house”* would be covered by additions or other buildings.
*The term “original house” means the house as it was first built or as it stood on 1 July 1948 (if it was built before that date).
How much can I expect to pay?
The price of garden rooms can vary drastically due to the fact you can make them as small or big as you need them, whatever shape you fancy, and – of course – dependant on what you plan to use them for! For a basic, modular garden room, you could expect to pay as little a £2000, up to £30,000. Bespoke garden rooms can be expected to cost from £800 – £1600 per square metre.
Will my garden room add value?
Garden rooms hold a lot of personal value to our clients – it gives them the opportunity to create a space outwith their actual home, usually surrounded by greenery and natural light. They have become a fantastic way to easily add a fitness studio, home office, home spa, bar, games room, study room, workshop or lounge area to the home without the need to relocate to a new house.
If you look to sell your property after building a garden room, a high-quality room can add between 5 and 15% to your property’s value, though the real value we tend to see for many of our clients is that they aren’t forced to relocate in order to have space for their home office, home gym or suchlike!