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What is a Garden Room?


What is a Garden Room? 

Garden Rooms are simple yet luxurious wooden structures with tiled roofs and your choice of windows, doors and stylings. Typically, they are larger and more elaborate than a Summerhouse, for example. Our garden rooms are designed to be an outdoor living space, with electrics and insulation ensuring they can be used all year round. Some may even include multiple rooms or plumbing. We offer our standard Garden Room, as well as a Garden Room with a Veranda.

What are Garden Rooms Used For? 

Black Garden Room

Garden rooms place the comfort and convenience of your home in the idyllic surroundings of your garden. This makes them ideal relaxation spaces and hobby rooms. Having said this, the possibilities are endless. Since our garden rooms are built specifically to your design and finish requirements, the choice is yours for how you want to use it. Our customers have been known to use garden rooms as home offices, outdoor gyms and spaces to entertain friends and family. Of course our garden rooms also offer ample storage. However, if you're purely interested in a garden building for storage purposes, we recommend you take a look at our quality Garden Sheds.  

How Can I Make my Garden Room My Own?

Pavilion Garden Room Beside Swimming Pool

Our ability to tailor garden rooms to your needs comes from our years of bespoke construction experience, and our commitment to the highest standard of customer service. We provide our customers as many options as possible to turn their garden room into their perfect outdoor living space. Here are just a few:

Size - Our garden rooms range in size from 10 x 10 (3.0m x 3.0m) to 18 x 18 (5.4m x 5.4m). 

We can advise you on sizes, based on how you want to use your garden room, as well as the size and layout of your garden.

Colour - We offer two exclusive ranges of colour for garden rooms: our exterior paint system and Farrow & Ball. These are primarily earthy tones, and neutral shades inspired by colonial buildings. Not only do they match the natural hues of gardens, they also offer an extra layer of protection for the timber exterior.

Roof Coverings - We have cedar shingles which will gradually 'silver' over the years. These are made from the finest Canadian Blue Label Cedar. Your roof will have a rustic charm, without compromising the quality and longevity of your garden building. If you're interested in a more contemporary style, we offer synthetic slate tiles in grey and terracotta. These carry a 50 year limited warranty, offering the utmost protection against weather damage. 

Do I Need Planning Permission to Have a Garden Room?

Most garden buildings, including garden rooms, are considered permitted development and do not require planning permission (there are exceptions for listed buildings or conservation areas etc). Read our Planning Permission Guide and use our Planning Permission Calculator to find out more.

How Do Crane Garden Buildings Ensure the Utmost Quality?

Pavilion Garden Room Photoshoot

We are an FSC® certified company, meaning all the timber we use is traceable and sustainably grown. FSC® is also a standard bearer for timber quality. We source our materials from a timber mill in Sweden, so we know that our timber is slow grown. Slow grown timber is denser with a closer grain, making it superb as a construction material.  

Design, delivery and installation is an end-to-end process. This allows us to have stringent levels of quality control. Our buildings are hand built by our expert team of craftsmen, with knowledge imparted from our 40 years of industry experience. This knowledge is combined with our high standards of customer service. We go the extra mile for our customers, for instance all of our Garden Buildings come with free delivery and installation by our expert team. 

How Can I Find Out More about Crane Garden Buildings? 

We want to empower customers to make the best decision. Therefore, we invite anyone interested in a garden building to visit one of our seven UK Show Centres, where they can see our full range and consult with our team of experts. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.