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What Size Garden Building Should You Have in Your Garden?

We understand that deciding what size and shape garden building you need can be a little overwhelming, so we've put together some considerations for you below.


First and foremost, consider what you want your Garden Building for. Perhaps you want to have your very own, purpose-built workshop? Or maybe an outside lounge area where you and the family can go to unwind after a busy week at work and school? How about a games room? The possibilities are endless. Getting this right it will help direct every other decision you make thereafter.

It’s also important to factor in how many people will be using the garden building. Is this a hideaway just for yourself or will it be a family room? Consider its uses throughout the year as you may wish to take advantage of the option to add partitions, making it into a multi-purpose space.

Take a look our Pinterest inspiration board to get some ideas on how you can make use of your made-to-measure garden building.


After you’ve decided on what you’ll use your garden building for, it’s time to think about size. One size does not fit all, so there are no right or wrong answers - it all depends on your available garden space. What do you need to fit inside? Do you need planning permission? Are there any restrictions on what size structure you can build?

The best thing to do is to lay out the items you are likely to want to store in your garden building. This will help you get a sense of the amount of room that you are likely to require. A handful of gardening tools will require considerably less space than a ride-on mower being stored in a frequently-used projects workshop.

Positioning & Space

Although most garden buildings do not generally require planning permission (unless you live in a listed property or in a conservation area), there are some restrictions on where you can actually place a building in relation to its proximity to the home, boundary or the public highway. Our guide to Planning Permission will help you to answer these questions for your own property.

Building Type

We offer a number of different building styles and designs. Here is a quick overview to help you decide.

Garden Sheds: Perfect for storage, a secure workshop or a hobby shed.

Summerhouses: Come in many different designs and are perfect for relaxing, dining, reading, writing or working.

Garden Room: Intended as an extra room to use all year round, perfect for outdoor living, or as a hobby and relaxation room.

Garden Studio: A modern work space created as an alternative to the home office for year-round use.

Timber Garage: A multi-purpose space for cars, with storage and workplace spaces divided by partitions.

Greenhouses: Generously proportioned with glass and automatic opening vents, perfect for indoor gardening.

National Trust Summerhouses and Sheds: These are more traditional in style and are inspired by National Trust properties around East Anglia.

If you would like to discuss the options for your own building, please do not hesitate to contact us. Alternatively, you can visit one of our show centres, which are located across the UK.

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