How do you wire a summer house?
We can take care of all the wiring for you if you want to plug in electrical devices like computers and WiFi routers. This is something we will discuss during the design stage so you can be sure you have enough sockets in all the right places to meet your needs. If you decide to do some wiring after the summer house is installed, it’s best to call an electrician.
How big can a garden building be?
Garden buildings come in all shapes and sizes, and you can choose the size that suits you best. However, there are a few upper limits to be aware of if you don’t want to apply for planning permission. For example, the overall height should be no more than 3 metres, but it can be 4 metres for a dual-pitched roof. Also, the maximum size should be no more than 10m2. The best thing to do is ask us during the design stage and we will let you know whether you are likely to need planning permission.
Why are garden rooms so popular?
Garden rooms are at the top of the wishlist for many people right now because they are a fantastic way to make use of your garden. Our garden rooms are comfortable, stylish and can be used for a wide range of purposes. They last for many years and can be used all year around, so you can enjoy spending more time in your garden.
What can be put in a garden room?
You can put anything you like into a garden room. You could use it as a garden office and put a desk, computer and file cabinets into it. Or you could use it as a games room complete with a pool table, dart board and sofa. We can even do the plumbing for you so you can fit a toilet or shower. It’s completely up to you!
How to paint a wooden summer house?
Painting a wooden summer house is a relatively straightforward task. All of our summer houses are painted for you in the colours you choose, so you won’t have to do anything. If you want to paint it yourself, however, you should do so on a clear day without rain. Make sure the timber is clean, then apply a wood preserver first. Then simply apply your chosen wood paint (or wood stain if you want a more natural finish). If you want to, you can apply a clear topcoat at the end. ""
What is Virtual Build?
Into the Garden Room works in partnership with Virtual Build to help you to create your ideal space by enabling you to visualise all aspects of your garden room design in detail long before the construction begins. We listen to your comments and work closely with you to help create your ideal room, tailored to your specific requirements. Virtual Build is headed by an architect and with over 30 years experience in architectural presentation in our team, we are able to use an array of tools and skills that have been developed to help you experience your room virtually. We
What is Biophilic Design?
Biophilic design is an architectural approach that allows you to experience/connect more closely with various aspects of nature, but from the sheltered comfort of your garden room. Numerous studies point to the benefits of connecting with nature to improve our sense of health and wellbeing, yet we spend much of our lives indoors. Our biophilic design approach considers natural light, shadows and fresh air in your garden room, right through to your view and using natural build materials. The result? A healthy, calm and productive space that creates a sense of harmony between your garden room and outside. By blurring
How to divide a garden into rooms?
Even if you have a small garden, you may still be able to get a garden room to divide up the space. We can provide you with a garden room that is separated into different rooms. Some garden rooms consist of a single room that is divided into different zones, while other garden rooms have separate rooms with their own entrances, so it depends on what you want. ""
How to furnish a garden room?
You can furnish your garden room any way you wish, just like you would a room in your home. The furniture you use depends on how you will use it. For example, you could add a desk, chairs and shelves for a garden office, or you could furnish it with comfy chairs and a sofa if you want to use it as a place to relax. ""
Are garden rooms soundproof?
Most of our garden rooms are not soundproof. However, we do provide this option in case you want to use your garden room as a music studio, for example, so please ask us about this option and we’ll be happy to explain more. ""