We have all at some point wished that we could work from home. But now that the idea has become a reality for so many, some of us have realised that working from home is actually not that simple. If you run a small business, you could save yourself a small fortune by working from home instead of renting an office. However, with so many distractions around the house, it is sometimes a bit too tempting to leave the desk and switch the TV on or have a short coffee break that ends up being much longer than planned. Or maybe your teenagers are entertaining themselves by playing football in their room, which happens to be right above your makeshift home office in your living room. Plus, many people don't feel comfortable having an office inside their house as it makes them feel as if they are never really leaving work. Luckily, there is a simple and inexpensive solution available. A garden office is one of the best options to create a peaceful and comfortable working place.
Garden offices first became popular a few years ago, and we believe that they will become even more popular now. Why? Many of us are paying rent for offices on the high street or in office blocks, despite not being able to use them. An office in the garden is always within your reach, but without it taking up valuable space in your home.
There are plenty of modular log cabins available on the market if you have the time and the DIY skill to construct one yourself.
For a bespoke alternative, you could get a handcrafted timber lodge designed to your requirements before being erected in your London garden, insulated, clad and internally plastered by experienced London builders, creating a custom office metres away from your home.
To complete your office, a London electrician can install lighs and underfloor heating.
Timber buildings, including garden offices, classify as temporary structures and fall under permitted development and do not require planning permission unless you live in a conservation area. However, if you want running water or a gas connection in your garden room, you would need permission from your local council.
Electric heating is the most sensible solution as your garden office needs to be connected to electricity anyway. Underfloor heating saves space and can easily be covered with a choice of laminate flooring.
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