Home offices from Waltons offer home or hybrid workers the ultimate flexibility of a professional workplace without the commute. ...
Home offices from Waltons offer home or hybrid workers the ultimate flexibility of a professional workplace without the commute. Our contemporary garden rooms are light, airy, and easily customisable to meet your work requirements. Whether you’re looking for a conventional office, a place to receive clients, a garden treatment room or, for even more flexibility, a two-room garden office, our home offices give you the working environment you need at an affordable price. For more information on buying a home office, please check out our guide to buying an insulated garden room.
Choosing a garden office room
When choosing a garden room office, think about how you intend to use it. This, along with the available space and your budget, determines the size and the design of the building you’ll be looking at. Also, consider where in your garden you’ll site it to benefit from natural light and bear in mind that any garden building requires a firm, level foundation constructed from paving slabs or a concrete slab. Our insulated garden rooms are insulated and designed for year-round use, but you will also need to consider your electrical needs, internet connectivity, and any utilities you think you’ll need.
Uses of a garden office room
A garden office room is a versatile space that caters to a wide variety of practical uses, extending beyond a traditional office setup. Whether you’re looking for a dedicated space for receiving clients, a quiet place to do business admin, or a treatment or therapy room, an insulated garden room from Waltons makes a comfortable, cosy, and stylish workplace.
Can someone install my garden office for me?
Unless otherwise stated, all our home offices come with installation as part of the package.
All you need to do is ensure you have cleared and levelled the site and have a suitable base. You'll need a paving slab or concrete slab base for a building the size of an insulated garden office. This is a straightforward job for a competent DIYer or a simple job for your local builder or landscaper. Once you have the base in place, give us a ring, and we’ll arrange for one of our teams of professionals to erect your office for you – a hassle-free way to a versatile and efficient workplace.
Garden Office info
Garden home offices are a great option for anyone looking for a versatile workspace that’s contemporary, long-lasting, comfortable and warm. No matter your occupation, a well-built office in the heart of the garden is a great environment for operating at your most productive best. If you’d like to know more about home garden offices, read on for answers to some of your frequently asked questions.
Why build a garden office?
A garden office provides a designated workspace away from the distractions of the main household, fostering increased productivity and concentration. Its proximity to nature offers a peaceful environment conducive to creative thinking and mental well-being while allowing for a better work-life balance by minimising commuting time and providing a distinct boundary between work and home life. The versatility of a garden office extends beyond professional use, offering an adaptable space for hobbies, relaxation, and entertaining, all while adding significant value to your property.
Do you need planning permission for a garden office?
Here at Waltons, we design our insulated garden offices to comply with the relevant planning laws. That said, certain circumstances will require permission – where the homeowner wishes to erect a building in the property's front garden or for listed buildings, for example. If in doubt, you should always make enquiries with your local planning office to check before going ahead with your purchase. In the vast majority of cases, however, no special permission is required.
Do you need building regs for a garden office?
Detached garden buildings with a floor space of less than 15 square metres are considered ancillary to the main house, i.e. not part of your home and are not required to meet building regulations as long as they do not contain any sleeping accommodation.
How do you connect a garden office to the internet?
There are lots of ways to get online in your new garden office. The simplest solution is to use mobile tethering or boost your home's wifi signal. If you’re installing mains power, however, you could use a Powerline network adapter to send the signal through the power cable, or for the fail-safe approach, route an ethernet cable to your office when you install other utilities. For more information on installing utilities in your insulated garden office, please refer to our guide on connecting a shed to the Internet.
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