We often get asked a lot of questions about garden rooms, so we have complied a list of Garden Rooms FAQ’s. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ring our Wigan office – Ashton in Makerfield, on 01942 375810.

What happens if I move house?

Adding a Garden Room adds to the value of your home. So you can sell it with the garden room included, or you can always take it with you if you wanted to.

If you have had a garden room fitted, and are looking to move house, please contact us on 01942 375 810, to discuss your options.

Do I need planning permission?

The majority of garden rooms do not require special planning permission. If you do find that you need planning permission, we can help to provide drawing plans of the proposed garden room.

If you plan to use your garden room as a home office, please check with your Landlord or Housing officer about running a business from your home.

Below is a mini guide, which should cover the basics of what you need to know:

https://interactive.planningportal.co.uk/mini-guide/outbuildings/0

*This information is provided as a guide. If you require more information, please contact your local council.*

 

 

What can I use the building for?

The list is endless… The most popular use is a home office. Here are some of the uses we have come across:

  • Holiday Home
  • Summer House
  • Extra sleeping space
  • Flat
  • Games Room for Teenagers
  • Hairdressers/Beauty Salons
  • Home Gym
  • Photograph/Art Studio
  • Music Recording Studio
  • Child Creche or playroom
How Secure Will My Garden Room Be?

All our windows, doors and garden rooms are secure.

If you have French Doors or Bi-Folding Doors fitted, it comes with REHAU PVC,  YALE locking system and Anti Lift pins with toughened glass as standard.

Bi-folding Aluminium Doors are fitted with a smart aluminium system, which come with a 28mm A-Rated locking system.

Will I need to maintain/treat the exterior of the garden room?

In short, the answer is No.

Each garden rooms comes with external composite cladding (in 6 colours) which has a maintenance free lifespan of 30 years. It also comes with a GRP roof, which has a maintenance free lifespan of 25 years.

The windows and doors fitted, also come with a 10 year maintenance free lifespan, and guarantee.

Will I be warm enough in Winter?

Yes. Our garden rooms are fitted with industry standard insulation. 100mm of Kingspan insulation, which is fitted on the walls, floor, and ceiling.

This means you will be warm in winter, and cool in summer time.

What is included as standard?

Each garden room is bespoke to you. When you receive a quote, you will be quoted with VAT for the installation services.

Each Garden Room comes with a consumer unit, and includes:

-2 x double sockets

-1x light switch.

The cost does not include the cost of a power source to the garden room. We can supply you with a separate quote for this, or you can contact your own electrician if you wish to make the connection.

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