Garden & Outdoor Offices In Scunthorpes & Grimsby
Why Choose a Garden Office?
It provides you with a completely separate building to work in. This gives you a break from regular life, and also means that it is harder to disturb you while you are working. Additionally, it tends to be quite a spacious area so that you have plenty of room for the storage of documents and stock. You could even slide a couch and coffee maker inside. The fact that it can have its own electricity and plumbing installed offers you independence from your main house, and means that you can just spend your entire workday in peaceful solitude. It’s a space that you can customise freely, and we are happy to build you a garden office from scratch or have one brought in and construct it for you. If you have clients or colleagues that need to visit your home office for meetings, you can lead them straight to your garden office so that you maintain a professional look while also providing a comfortable meeting space. It’s a fantastic way to close deals, negotiate, and brainstorm over your next campaign.
Do You Need Planning Permission?
No, you don’t usually need planning permission for garden offices unlike a loft conversion. However, there are some specific criteria that must be met. Your garden office will be considered an outbuilding by your local planning authority, but it must be less than 2.5m tall (this can be uncomfortable), on designated land, and viewed as incidental by your local council.
Garden offices can fall into a grey area with regards to the incidental part because an office that is being used in the garden for five days a week is unlikely to be interpreted as an incidental building. It’s not like a shed, which is only used for storage. As a result, it is best to speak with your local planning authority before any work is carried out.
You also need to consider that you will want the building to be more than 2.5m tall in order to be comfortable, and you need to install electricity (and sometimes plumbing) which takes further work. The best course of action here is to go through a planning application just to be safe. If you don’t need it, you will be informed, and if you do then at least you are covered.