£29,999 the perfect contemporary summer house… for 2015

At £29,999 this 30m2 building offers unbeatable value, and if you order by the end of April, it could be completed in time for the late May bank holiday!*

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You will get not 1 but 2 internal rooms… and a canopy! It is divided perfectly so you can have a summer house as well as an office. You will even benefit from a 4.4m2 storage cupboard.

This contemporary summer house design does not require planning permission, in the majority of cases, making it a stress free way to make the most of your garden.

The building benefits from SIP panel construction so will stay warm and cosy in the winter, and during the summer you can open wide the large 3.2m bifold doors, perfect for summertime parties.
The smaller 7.44m2 room with French doors and a separate entrance, will make a secure, light and airy office space.

We are still waiting for the good weather here in the UK, but make sure you are ready to make the most of it when the summer arrives. To secure this building, call us on 0800 043 4821 today and place a 25% deposit of £7500. If you have any questions about this or any of our other buildings, please contact us and we will be happy to help.

*terms and conditions apply

Terms and Conditions
We do not offer any amendments to this building. Changes will result in a bespoke design and the quote will be priced accordingly. Limited number of May build slots available, allocated on a first come, first served basis. This price is based on the ground conditions being suitable for us to start work and 9.00m x 6.00m of garden space being available, and that it does not take up more than 50% of your garden. House must have permitted development rights and not be in a conservation area or planning permission. The building offered has grey on white joinery, not grey on grey as per the picture. Garden Lodges decision in all matters is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into, and reserves the right to cancel or amend the special offer and the terms and conditions without notice.

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Commercial Garden Office with kitchen and toilet

Commercial Office workplace built in Horsham
Commercial Office workplace built in Horsham

We’ve built numerous commercial offices for companies including Bloor Homes, Compton Verney ticket office and even a security office for the 2012 Olympics games in London. So our latest commercial Garden Office for a customer on the Horsham industrial estate is a wonderful addition to our extensive list of completed commercial workplaces.

This 8m x 5m Garden Office features a small yet modern kitchenette and a toilet with a sink, plus a large open plan space which would fit in many desks. The Garden Office was built in just 4 weeks from start to finish, where we looked after everything from the initial ground works, concrete slab foundations and plumbing, right through to the plastering and internal decoration.

Western Red Cedar timber exterior, grey aluminium-style UPVC window and door frames, a flat EPDM roof with an aluminium roof trim all add to the modern appearance. Inside the Garden Office, 12 chrome down lights line the ceiling, bringing lots of light inside the 2.49m high building.

To get a quotation for your commercial workplace, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01767  682542 to book a site survey, alternatively fill out our online request form.

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Garden Studio for just £13,495 fully installed in 2-3 weeks

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Just £13,495 for this exact Garden Studio

We are delighted to launch a special offer on our most popular bespoke Garden Studio design, which is the perfect space for a gym, garden office or even a space for the kids to enjoy. Measuring 3.80m width, 3.00m in depth and 2.49m in height, the Garden Studio, in most cases, doesn’t require planning permission.

Costing £13,495 fully installed and ready for you to move in, you can have this superb Garden Studio built in just 2-3 weeks. Clad in natural Western Red Cedar timber and lots of glazing to let in natural light, this Garden Studio would make a welcome, modern feature to any garden. Contact us today to book a site survey and to place your order.

What’s included in the price:
• Pressure treated timber bearers on concrete pad foundations.
• Made using structurally insulated panels (SIPs).
• EPDM rubber flat roof.
• Aluminium roof trim.
• Black rainwater guttering to the rear.
• Grey exterior UPVC set of French doors 1.56m x 2.03m (with white interior frames).
• 2 x 0.5m x 2.03m tall fixed panel framed windows (all with white interior frames).
• Western Red Cedar exterior cladding.
• Fully plastered and decorated with matt white emulsion.
• White gloss skirting boards.
Laminate flooring.
• Installation of internal electrics, which include 6 x chrome internal downlights.
• 2 x chrome double power sockets.
• 1 x external standard light.

£13,495 including VAT. Price includes site survey, construction, material costs and internal decoration – just get your key and move in!

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Excluding electric armoured cable installation to the Garden Studio. Add approx £10.15 per metre + £205 connection fee and installation (example price of pinned electric cabling to Garden Studio).

Contact us today to book a site survey and to place your order. (wall mounted television not included, terms and conditions apply please ask us for more details).

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Organise Your Home Office Day

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Today is organise your home office day, as experts in the construction of garden home offices, we have found some inspiration to help you make the most of this day, so you can achieve a home office space that works for you.

Our customers have found their ideal home offices, and we hope to give you some ideas on how to organise your office space, by taking inspiration from photos of our client’s organised offices.

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We love this photo where one of our clients uses lots shelving. The shelving unit is used to house sources of inspiration, such as artwork and books whilst simultaneously providing space for storing documents.

If you prefer the minimal approach you could look to technology, for online document management solutions. These are becoming increasingly popular as more and more companies commit to store your documents online, safely and securely.

Below is a picture of a more minimal usage of one of our small home offices.

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However you choose to organise your home office you home office, ensure that is is a space that works for you and your goals, find a balance for inspiration, but avoiding clutter.

Is your home office disorganised, cluttered and untidy? Maybe it is because you have too many purposes for the space. Offices can quickly turn into storage space or a room for other peoples hobbies. Maybe this organise home day consider a new office, a dedicated space to help you achieve your goals.

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Non-Planning ‘Oslo’ Garden Studio built in North London in 7 days

Garden Studio used as an office
Garden Studio used as an office

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Width: 3.68m Depth: 3.68m
Height: 2.49m
External Area: 13.54m2 including recess
Total Price: £11,623.40

We’ve just finished building an ‘Oslo’ Garden Studio for a creative customer in North London, who works from home as a Set and Costume Designer for the theatre. Our customer wanted a peaceful office to work in, with lots of natural light to inspire the mind.

Our customer wanted a Garden Studio which didn’t require planning permission, so chose a 3.68m x 3.68m size Oslo which was 2.49m in height. The space allows for a large desk and a chair, plus a storage cabinet, a large shelving unit and a cosy designer chair in the corner for visitors.

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Our Standard Non-Planning Models come in a range of standard sizes and set prices, however all prices include:

  • Concrete pad foundations
  • External painted cladding in carious colours
  • 175mm structurally insulated panel (SIPs) walls
  • Interior decoration with matt white emulsion
  • White gloss skirting boards
  • Laminate flooring
  • Internal lighting
  • Doors
  • Light switch
  • Power points
  • RCD Breaker
  • Construction and fitting of electrics

Our customer chose a pastel blue external paint called ‘Speculum’, which looks amazing contrasted with the grey UPVC door frames. To heat the Garden Studio, the customer wanted us to fit an electric wall heater for an additional cost. He was surprised that it only took around 10 minutes for the Garden Studio to heat up on a cold and frosty morning.

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Pilates Studio built for commercial use in Watford

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Commercial Traditional pitched Garden Lodge

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Width: 7.30m
Depth: 5.25m
Height: 3.71m
External Area: 38.32m2

A customer we had previously built for a few years ago came back to us, because they wanted a larger Garden Building as their home Sports Therapy and Clinical Pilates business needed to expand into larger premises.

A 38.32m2 Traditional Garden Lodge was designed to incorporate around four large reformer Pilates machines and Pilates chairs. The new Garden Lodge Pilates studio means the customer can teach larger classes, whilst the high pitched roof and ceiling can accommodate the large exercise machines.

The Garden Lodge was built in around 4 weeks, which included the initial ground works and extending the concrete slab foundations, removal of the old Garden Studio, as well as the construction, installation of the electrics and full plastering, internal decoration and Western Red Cedar timber exterior.

Due to the size of the Garden Lodge, it required a Building Regulations Approval where a Building Control certificate is issued after the final inspection. However this extra cost isn’t always required if the building is less than 30m2 in size. As we had previously built for the customer, in order to keep costs down, they decided to keep their original windows and doors.

Overall, the new Garden Lodge is a fantastically large space, giving the customer a professional, commercial space for them and their clients to enjoy and exercise in comfortably. The floor to ceiling glazing means lots of natural light can filter in, giving a peaceful atmosphere to the Pilates studio.

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Garden Studio built in South London

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Width: 6.20m max
Depth: 4.20m max
Height: 2.49m
External Area: 23.04m2

Mr and Mrs Baker from South London first came to see us at Grand Designs Live 2014, where we spoke to them about our bespoke Garden Studios and service. Five months later their dream Garden Studio had been built and finished, ready for Mr Baker to use as a Garden Office.

The custom-designed Garden Studio measured 6.20m x 4.20m and was 2.49m in height, which meant planning permission wasn’t required. Mr Baker also chose to have an en-suite toilet and 2 separate storage units attached to the Garden Studio, so that he can store garden items such as a lawn mower.

The flat roof Garden Studio was clad in Western Red cedar timber panels and features a set of French grey UPVC doors and a fixed frame, floor to ceiling window, plus a small decked area outside. The Garden Studio was then fully plastered and decorated in matt white emulsion, with white gloss skirting boards. Mr Baker also chose to upgrade to hard-wearing, engineered oak flooring. In total the Garden Studio took around 3 weeks to complete, ready for the customer to start moving in.

Garden Studio floor plan
Garden Studio floor plan
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Find more space in your home on “Organise your home day”

5 tips for finding more space in your home on organise your home day

The 14th of January is “Organise Your Home Day”. Will you be considering new storage solutions and reorganising your home on “Organise your home day”? Here are our top 5 tips for making your house seem more spacious without throwing out your beloved possessions.

The UK has some of the smallest homes in Europe,i an average on 85m2 even with considerable de-cluttering and organising, we can still feel that space is at a premium. “Have a place for everything and everything in its place!” Can be easier said than done.

Lack of space is the most common cause of dissatisfaction people cite in relation to their homes. With many people in the UK struggling to find space for their work or interests.

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3 reason January is right time to make big changes to your garden

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Is it your new year’s resolution to make big changes to your garden in 2015? Whether you want to spend more time enjoying the garden with friends or family, or hoping to “grow your own” this year, planning your 2015 garden in January is a great idea. It may be a bit cold to get outside, but this early planning will pay off, especially if you want to include new structural features such as a garden room.

 

1. Your garden will recover from the big change ready for a perfect lawn in 2015

If you’re choosing major changes you likely you will have some lawn to repair. The end of March is the ideal time to plant grass seed, The soil temperature has risen back above 7-8 degrees Celsius, and the grass seed can germinate is as little as 3-4 days. By getting your major changes completed before then you are ready to make the most of this growth spurt.

If you’re thinking about a garden room, structurally insulated panels are one of the least disruptive of build methods, and lawns are easily patched up, but by timing your building, before the start of spring you will guarantee to be BBQ ready for the summer. Mention this blog post and we will send you a box of grass seed* with your garden room purchase to help get your garden ready for 2015.

 

 

2. You will not disrupt your hard work sowing seeds for the summer.

Vegetables to sow in January are also ready to plant out on March to May, these include cauliflowers, onions, strawberries, rhubarb and leeks. But it is not just fruit and vegetables that you can start planning now. You can start planting Lobelia, sweet peas and pansies for hanging baskets, so they are also ready for planting out in spring. By making the big changes early, the structure of your garden ready for planting out, without disruption to your plants.

 

 

3. By making big changes before March 1st you will cause minimal disruption to wildlife.

Big changes in the garden can disrupt wildlife, but by timing this before spring you can minimise this disruption. Bird lovers can tell you that by getting started before March include the lower risk of disrupting birds’ nests. Bird nesting season is between 1st March to 31st July, so if you need to remove trees to place your garden building, it is good to arrange this before the 1st March. We offer a tree clearing service, please speak your surveyor for more information.

 

We would love to help you make big changes to your garden in 2015. Please contact us to book in no obligation, site survey for a garden room, so you can make the most of your garden this year.

What are you planning in your garden this year? Join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #2015garden
*Valid until 31st March 2015, terms and conditions apply.

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Advance notice of Christmas Closure

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We’d like to take this opportunity to wish all our valued clients, suppliers and friends a very happy Christmas and New Year.

We’ve had an amazing year working with great people on very inspiring projects and would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for making 2014 such a special year. We look forward to working with you all throughout 2015 and beyond.

We’ll be closed for the Christmas Holidays from 3pm on Wednesday 24st December, and will be back in the office on Monday 5th January 2015

If you have a technical emergency during the Christmas period that you need our help with please email info@gardenlodges.co.uk and we’ll be happy to help where we can.

We hope that the Garden Lodges website might be able to answer your immediate questions. All services will resume on January 5th 2015, and you can expect a prompt reply to your emails, brochure requests and answer phone messages after this date.

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