Frequently Asked Questions...

See below for some of the most common questions we get asked about our Garden Rooms. 

If you don't see the answer to your question below then please feel free to contact us and we'll do our best to help!

What is a Garden Room?

A garden room is a versatile, standalone building designed to enhance your outdoor space. It can serve as a home office, gym, entertainment area, or relaxation space, offering a practical solution for extra space without the need for extensive home renovations.

Why Choose Northern Garden Rooms?

At Northern Garden Rooms, based in Yorkshire, we specialise in crafting bespoke garden rooms tailored to your unique needs. Our commitment to quality and craftsmanship ensures that each garden room blends seamlessly with your outdoor environment, providing both functionality and aesthetic appeal.

How Long Does It Take to Install a Garden Room?

Installation times vary depending on the design and size, but typically, your garden room can be ready within 4-6 weeks from our first day on-site. We strive to make the process as smooth and efficient as possible and keep you informed every step of the way.

Do I Need Planning Permission for a Garden Room?

In most cases, planning permission is not required as our garden rooms fall under permitted development rights. However, exceptions based on size, location, and usage might apply. We provide guidance to ensure all regulations are met, detailed on our planning page.

What Materials Are Used in Your Garden Rooms?

We use high-quality, sustainable materials, including robust timber frames, efficient insulation, and durable external cladding. This ensures your garden room is built to last and can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Can I Customise My Garden Room?

Yes, our garden rooms are fully customisable. From the size and layout to the choice of windows, doors, and interior finishes, we work closely with you to create a space that perfectly matches your vision and needs.

Are Your Garden Rooms Insulated?

All our garden rooms are fully insulated, making them suitable for year-round use. You will be comfortable whether it's summer or winter.

What Kind of Foundation is Required for a Garden Room?

We use a specially designed concrete and steel pile foundation system, suitable for both flat and gently sloping sites. This foundation ensures durability and prevents issues like rising damp, ensuring your garden room stands the test of time.

How is the Electricity Supply Managed?

Our garden room packages generally include a complete electrical system with sockets, lighting, and a consumer unit. A qualified electrician will test the internal electrics and provide certification. You can choose to use your own electrician for mains connection or get a quote from us for this service.

How Close Can the Garden Room Be to My Boundary?

To comply with permitted development rules, garden rooms up to 15m² must be at least 0.5m from any boundary, while those over 15m² require a minimum distance of 1m.

Do You Offer Any Warranties?

Yes, we offer a comprehensive warranty on all our garden rooms, ensuring peace of mind and support should any issues arise.

Can I Decorate My New Garden Office Myself?

You can decorate your garden office according to your tastes. Whether you prefer a contemporary style or a classic rustic chic, the choice of interior decoration is entirely down to you.

Can I Install a Toilet in a Garden Room?

There are no restrictions on installing a toilet in a garden room, so yes you can absolutely have a toilet in a Garden room.

Can I Install a Kitchen in My Garden Room?

A kitchen can be added to a garden room, making it a versatile space for entertaining, work, play, and occasional overnight stays. Our trained and accreditated operatives will take care of all neccesary connections.

What Size Garden Room Do I Need?

The size of the garden room depends on its intended use. For instance, a 1.8m x 2.4m mini office is sufficient for a single desk worker, while hobby rooms and craft studios might need more space. Home businesses such as therapy rooms function well with a 3m x 3m garden room.

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