The cost of garden rooms depends on several factors. These factors include materials costs, size, added extras and installation costs. All our garden rooms are fully bespoke and include: Design Consultation, Site Survey, All Groundworks, Services* - Electrics, Ethernet, Water & Waste, All Materials, Manufacturing, Installation, Warranty. *Services subject to customer requirement. Our garden rooms therefore start from £15000 for a 3m x 3m room. All our garden rooms are designed and manufactured using the highest quality materials and all come with a 10-year guarantee. The cheapest garden room options will not include any optional extras.
In many cases, planning permission is not required to build a garden room. Garden room structures fall under permitted developments in the UK and therefore, rarely require planning permission. There are occasional cases when garden rooms do require planning permission however, when a garden room is being used as a self-contained living area- such as when it is being used as a spare bedroom, with a kitchen and bathroom. Our specialist designers will be able to advise on your particular project, and if planning permission is required, we can take care of this for you. However, if you would like a garden room without planning permission, there are several options that have 0 requirements. For example, there is no need for planning permission for a garden bar or a garden office.
Permitted development allows for the improvement or extensions to homes without the need to apply for planning permission as long as they meet certain criteria. More info on this can be found here but our specialists will also be able to advise on this.
The maximum height depends on where the proposed garden room is located. If the garden room is within 2m from the property boundary the maximum height will be 2.5m. If the garden room is more than 2m from property boundary’s this ca be extended to up to 3m.
Although you are able to build up to the boundary line there are a number of stipulations with this. For example there must be a firebreak present giving a minimum of 30minutes of fire resistance. Our specialists will be able to advice on an application-by-application basis.
Yes! As all of our garden rooms are completely bespoke we can tailor them to suit every application and design.
Not exactly! If you are looking for more space, like the idea of a garden room but want it attached to your existing home, we would suggest a SIP panel extension. Outstanding U-Vales, Great Value for Money and extremely versatile! For more information on a SIP extension get in touch and see what we can offer.
The Kingspan insulation we use in our garden rooms not only offers excellent thermal properties but also doubles as sound dampener. Coupled with our Deceuninck frames & A-Rated Double or Triple Glazing ensures your garden room is exclusive.
The time to build depends on the size and complexity of the build. The average time for a project to be completed is roughly 1-3 weeks on site.
All of our garden rooms are extremely well insulated using top grade Kingspan insulation all round and coupled with our Deceuninck frames & A-Rated Double or Triple Glazing makes your garden room warm and usable all year round.
Yes. Garden rooms require foundations to ensure stability. These foundations play a crucial role in supporting the structure by evenly distributing its weight across the ground. By providing a solid base, foundations contribute to the overall strength and durability of these buildings. Our expert fitters will fit a concrete base and allow time for this to set before building your garden room. We have a few options for the foundations, the most common options are concrete bases as slab or pads.
If there is already a concrete base we may be able to build directly on this. This would be subject to a test on survey for depth and integrity.
We have a number of options for the foundations with the most common options being a concreate slab or pads.
The largest fully enclosed footprint allowed under permitted development is 30m2. Outside veranda areas that remain open are not included in this. The Erne is a great example of this with using the maximum enclosed footprint but also having an attached open veranda area that is not included in the permitted developments allowance.
Yes of course! All of our garden rooms are bespoke and fully customisable and built around you.
If planning permission is required we can take care everything! After all, we specialise in Total Peace of Mind!
We have a range of external finish options, these can all be found in our brochure. The most popular of these is Kiln Dried Red Cedar, Anthracite Grey uPVC Cladding and Natural Stone Cladding.
All our garden rooms have a 10-year structural guarantee and are all designed to last over 30 years. All our garden rooms are made with the highest quality materials and all their windows, doors etc are manufactured by Total Home NI and are designed to last.
Yes, adding a garden room to your property will add value to your home. Garden rooms are the perfect investment that can add value to your home, as they are cost-effective and easy to install. There are several reasons why garden rooms add value to your home, including, the increased floor space, the wow factor and the possibility of adding a garden office or gym. Halifax, one of the biggest banks in the UK wrote, as a part of their UK mortgage advice ‘A garden room can add value to your property – worth doing whether you're thinking of selling or not. Plus it's one of the simpler ways to make your property more desirable. The construction of a garden room is usually simpler than an extension, a loft conversion or knocking down interior walls.’
A garden room and a conservatory differ primarily in their structural connection to your house. While a conservatory is typically an extension attached to your home, a garden room is constructed as an independent, standalone building within your garden.
Absolutely. No matter if you plan to utilise your garden building as a home office or as a chill area separate from your home. With Total Garden Rooms, all our garden rooms are fully insulated to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. You can find comfort in knowing that you can enjoy your garden room throughout the year, even during the cold winter months!
Garden rooms are a good investment for several reasons. They can add value to your property, making it a selling point to potential buyers and making your property have more curb-appeal. They are a perfect work from home and for a start-up business, saving on work rental and the morning commute. The construction of a garden room is also simpler than an extension, a loft conversion or knocking down interior walls.
Contact Total Garden Rooms today to discuss garden room storage solutions and our garden spaces in Belfast, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. You can get in touch by filling out our online contact form. Our team will then be in touch to discuss your home improvement project and provide you with a free quote.
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