A quarter of the UK’s population have worked remotely in 2022, so how do people find the space to have a personal office?

Garden offices provide you the best way to maintain your work commitments just a short walk away. 

No longer will you have to deal with the long commute and pointless chit chat at work. 

Thus, you can focus on the important tasks from the comfort of your own property.

Benefits working from home

No Commute

Time is one of the most valuable currencies, so you do not want to waste any of it on tedious tasks. You will not spend any time or money commuting to your workplace as all your work will be done right by your home.

Work Life Balance

Your family and personal life is just as important as your work. With all this new extra time not commuting, you can allocate more valuable time to spend with family and personal hobbies.

Peace and Privacy

To do your best work you need the best environment to work in to reach your potential. As the office is detached from your home, you will always have your privacy and peace of mind when you work.

Increased Productivity

A personal work space will boost your productivity as you can dedicate all your focus to your work and nothing else. More time can also be spent on important work as you will not commute and you will have less distractions in our own professional space.


Garden offices are not only a place for work, it can also be your own space to do all your hobbies in. Whether you want a gym, game room or art studio, it can all be done with a multi-purpose garden office.

Garden office uses

Home offices are not only for working from home. Many other professions need personal offices to do their jobs from home.

This includes:

  • GYM and personal trainer.
  • Design Studio.
  • Beautician.
  • Tattoo artist.
  • Music studio.
  • Hairdressers.

The sky’s the limit for the number of uses for garden offices. So depending on your needs, you can turn your home office into anything you imagine. 


Can I have a multi-purpose garden office?

You can have your garden office be whatever you want it to be. 

For example, if you want a home office that is also a gym or a gaming room, then it can be done. 

Of course, there are limitations that depend on the scale and scope of your ideas, so we will do our best to make it a reality.

Is my garden suitable for a home office?

It is important to have a garden that is big enough for at least a small garden office. Compromises in your garden must be made if your garden is on the smaller side. 

However, it depends on your personal needs and wants for your home office. 

To add to that, it is also essential to have realistic expectations for what is possible with your garden and the office.

If you can make do with a small office, then we will make appropriate arrangements to make the best use of your space.

Do I need planning permission?

In most cases, planning permission for garden rooms is not needed and building building regulations will not be needed either.

But, planning permission for a garden studio is only required if:

  • The height of the building exceeds 2.5m tall from ground level.
  • The internal floor area is less than 30m^2

If your garden does not fall in line with these values or the building will be used for people to sleep in, then you must apply for planning permission.

Otherwise, you run the risk of not following regulations in place to protect the health and safety of the persons occupying the building.

Are garden offices hard to build?

Garden offices are not hard to build, but building a good one that suits all your needs is hard. 

This is why hiring a construction company with many years of experience building garden studios is crucial.

We will not only build to perfection but we will also customise it to all your needs. Also, you will be rest assured that all health and safety precautions are made.

How long does a Garden Office take to build?

It can take up to 1-6 months to build your garden office.

The time it takes to build a garden office varies with the scope and ideas you have for it. Each and every office is built from the ground up, so it won’t be an instant process.

It is worth the wait, nothing good in life comes quick, the same applies to garden pods.

Will a garden office add value to your property?

The extra space added by a garden office will appreciate your house value by 5-10%. 

This is a great investment not only for your personal life in saving time and other overheads like rent or petrol for work. It is also a great way to increase your property value if you sell your home in the future.

Work from home is here to stay, which means more demand for home offices in the future.

Are garden offices insulated?

Your garden office will be insulated and thermally efficient so you will be able to work all year round in UK weather. 

Electrics will also be installed to power the heater in the coldest times of the year and also all your office electronics.

Are garden offices secure?

It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your personal belongings.

Extra security systems can be installed if your space requires it. 

From double glazed windows to cctv and motion sensors, it can all be done to protect your valuables.

Can you sleep in a garden office?

You can sleep in a garden office but only if you meet certain criteria as you need the necessary planning permission.

This is in place to make sure all the health and safety regulations are followed to accommodate people in liveable spaces.

Is a garden office tax deductible?

The short answer is no, but you can claim some tax relief for the equipment in your office, such as printer, desk and chair.

The bottom line

Garden rooms are a great asset for the busy professional who needs their own space to work more productively.

Not only will a garden pod add value to your home, but it will also pay you back in the amount of work you will do from home.

Evidently, garden offices are a great solution for people working from home. The list of benefits does not end and it positively impacts your life in many ways.

Do you want to work from home in 2022. Get In Touch!

Also have a look at our garden studio page for some of our previous works.