Insulated garden rooms with a side shed offer cosy outdoor accommodation with the added advantage of storage for garden equipment, bikes, and tools. ...
Insulated garden rooms with a side shed offer cosy outdoor accommodation with the added advantage of storage for garden equipment, bikes, and tools. On the one hand, you have the perfect space to relax, pursue your hobbies, work, dine, entertain, and more, while, on the other, the integrated side shed also helps you avoid unsightly garden clutter. If you’re considering investing in one of our outdoor buildings, take a look at our guide to buying an insulated garden room, which gives you all the information you need to make the best decision to suit your needs.
Why buy an insulated garden room with side shed?
Opting for a side shed when you buy your insulated garden room is a real space-saver. When you consider that both insulated garden rooms and sheds require room around them to allow for effective maintenance and good air circulation, combining two buildings into one cuts down on the overall footprint. This is great because, of course, it gives you more garden. Similarly, when you only have one structure rather than two, it results in less maintenance, a great advantage when it’s time to apply that all-important annual coat of wood treatment.
Uses of insulated garden rooms
A warm, bright, airy room in the heart of your garden is the perfect venue for virtually any activity you can think of. Some of our customers use their rooms as a comfortable home office, while others use their garden rooms for entertaining. Other popular uses include as a home gym, a hobby room, a relaxing garden retreat or meditation room, and a hangout for teens, allowing you some peace while they enjoy some space while remaining under your watchful eye.
If you’re interested in transforming your insulated garden room for a wide range of uses, you may wish to take a look at our section on converting outdoor buildings into the garden room you’ve always dreamed of.
More Insulated Garden Rooms info
An insulated garden room with a side shed offers a fusion of convenience and versatility to outdoor living spaces. These structures provide a well-insulated haven for your favourite activities and offer a practical storage solution, maximising the utility of your garden space. Whether it's for work, leisure, storage, or relaxation, these adaptable rooms with integrated sheds provide a seamless and efficient extension to your home, enhancing both functionality and comfort throughout the year. If you’d like to know more about insulated garden rooms with a side shed, here are answers to some of the questions our customers often ask us.
How to build a base for a garden room
As a substantial outdoor garden building, you’ll need a firm, level base for your new insulated garden room with an integrated side shed. A well-constructed paving slab or concrete base is best suited to this kind of installation. For full details on how to go about building a sturdy base suitable for your new purchase, please check out our guide to building a shed base, which contains step-by-step instructions for both methods. Building a base for your garden room is within the capabilities of a competent DIYer or for your local builder or landscaper.
How to heat a garden room
An insulated garden room is designed to retain warmth, but if you feel you need an additional heat source, there are many ways to heat your room. These include electric heaters, a wood burner, a heat pump, and underfloor heating – as long as you have the appropriate utilities installed, you can use all the same heat sources as you’d use inside your home. For more information on heating an outdoor building, please refer to our guide to how to heat a garden building in winter.
How to stop damp in a garden room
Our high-quality insulated garden rooms are highly resistant to water ingress and dampness, but problems may ensue if your building is constructed on a base that’s not level or a base made from an inappropriate material like wood, for which an insulated garden room is too heavy. Subsidence will distort any building, resulting in doors and windows not fitting properly and weakening joints. We also recommend a regular maintenance schedule that includes checking the roof for damage, clearing plant matter from around the building and giving it a good coat of wood treatment each year. For more information on damp-proofing your outdoor building, please read our guide to damp-proofing your shed.
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