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Garden Rooms Vs Traditional Conservatories

By Aaron Clarke - 3rd August 2012

The demand for Garden Rooms has increased dramatically over the last few years, with more and more people realising that you can extend your home into your garden.

A garden room is best described as a living room closely associated with your garden although it is not quite a conservatory as it isn't able to offer you that 'living under glass' feeling so many people like. However, it gives a whole host of benefits for those looking for something closer to a traditional extension, but at the fraction of the cost.

When having an extension fitted to your home' it can create a lot of upheaval; however, a garden room comes with no such upheaval as well as being installed in a fraction of the time. Garden rooms can also be used in the same practical way any other room in your home is used; with power, telephone and broadband installed and should you ever choose to change the function of your garden room, this would only require minimal modifications.

Planning Permission

Planning permission is usually not required (although if you live in a listed building or an area of outstanding beauty, the rules are different). Our related article, Planning Permission for Sheds outlines the planning requirements of the UK.

These rooms can also be installed anywhere with even the most modest of spaces been able to accommodate them. Unlike a traditional conservatory, a garden room is more comfortable in winter as the insulated room helps reduce heat loss and down-draughts, this of course then leads to lower heating bills as not as much heat is lost through the roof. Then in the summertime, the solid insulated roof gives more protection from solar gain keeping the space cooler than your traditional conservatory. A garden room is therefore more useable 'four-season' space in most climates. So if this summer you consider expanding your home, break away from the traditional conservatory and look at the more practical luxurious garden room.

If you would like to design your own Garden Room and tailor the window, door, roof, interior and exterior finish to your exact requirements, please contact us or call us on 01760 444229 and one of our team will be more than happy to talk through your requirements with you.