Your Questions Answered
Modern garden rooms do not usually require a planning application as they fall within permitted development rules under class E. This is pre-approved planning permission as long as your room is built subject to a number of limits and conditions
The most important factors are:
1) That the garden room is no higher than 2.5m from the bottom of the building to the top of the roof (if within 2m of boundary)
2) That you do not take up more than 50% of your garden area with this or any other buildings
3) It is not to be used for living or sleeping accommodation
Not if it is less than 15 square metres in floor area and contains no sleeping accommodation. If the floor area is between 15 and 30 square metres Building Regs will only apply if your garden room is within 1m of a boundary, or, if it contains sleeping accommodation. Forest Garden Rooms will offer advice on this subject at the design stage and can make applications on your behalf as needed.
The majority of our garden rooms can be installed within 2 weeks dependent upon your garden room selection and finishes.
Yes, all our packages include full construction. This is undertaken by our specialist installation teams. We DO NOT use any sub-contractors.
Most definitely, with a 150mm thick insulated roof, 100mm thick insulted floor and walls with double glazing our rooms can be utilised all year round.
Yes, we can offer a bespoke garden room service. Let one of our team help you utilise your space and design your very own unique building. You can choose the size, where the doors and windows are positioned along with any internal walls and internal door openings you may wish to include.
We offer a 10-year structural warranty on the building itself, plus a 5-year warranty against roof leaks and condensation in your double-glazed doors and windows. We also offer a 1-year warranty on all window and door furniture.
Absolutely. The key here is the external material. If you choose a cladding made of wood, you will need to spend time and money preserving it over the years.
Exposure to sunlight will change the colour of the wood; it will lose its original vibrancy and take on a silver-grey colour. The only way to slow this process is by applying UV protection (preservative) every couple of years.
The best way to cut down on maintenance time and costs, or even to eradicate them, is to use claddings and materials that are not affected by UV rays.