Home Office / Garden Rooms

Working from home? Growing family? If you need extra space, why not consider adding a Garden Room to your own back garden...

These multi-functional spaces have become extremely popular in the last few years and it’s not hard to see why – garden rooms offer the flexibility to become whatever you need them to be whether that’s extra family space, a home office, gym, bar or games room without the need for major renovation work inside your home if you did not want the disruption.

At JAR Architecture we can assist you with assessing your outside space. The purpose of the room will affect its location – a home office where quiet is needed may be placed as far as possible from the main part of the home whereas a bar / games room might need to feel more like an annex to the house. Square footage is another important consideration – the garden room needs to be big enough to fulfill is needs while leaving a reasonable amount of garden. Thought will also need to be given to heating, lighting, plug sockets and maybe a kitchenette or bathroom as, unless you wish to use solar or wind power, you will need to connect the garden room to your current utilities.

At JAR Architecture we can ensure that the garden room is designed in perfect harmony with your outside space. We will consider the best placement of not only the structure but also of its windows and doors to make the most of natural light and any views. We will also ensure that the garden room is built to the highest standard, for example that the correct insulation is used so that the space can be used all year round, no matter the weather.

Garden rooms don’t usually require planning permission if they fall within local permitted development guidelines. However, it is vital to have professional advice on the guidelines to ensure compliance. At JAR Architecture we will be able to offer professional advice on whether your use / design will require planning permission.

Please contact Jar Architects for costs and more information about our dedicated Garden Rooms.