BillyOh Studi Insulated Garden Room

FREE delivery in 8 - 10 weeks
from £12,849

BillyOh Outpost Insulated Building

FREE delivery in 6 - 8 weeks
from £6,155

Is a Garden Office Worth It?

A Garden Office has the ability to change your garden and transform the way you live and work. A garden building designed to be an office allows you to make the most of your garden space and lets you work from home. You can separate your home and work lives. With no daily commute, you'll save time, energy, and most of all - money.

At Garden Buildings Direct, we have the buildings to make this a reality for you. Whether you want a premium garden room like the Studi with in-built insulation or a cosy cabin model. We've got a garden office that's right for you.

Do Garden Offices Need Planning Permission?

Our Garden Rooms and Cabins fall under "permitted development". This means that they shouldn't need planning unless they breach certain rules. Like our other Garden Buildings, we design our offices to meet these rules.

A Garden Office will only need planning permission if:

  • It's more than two storeys
  • It's designed for permanent residential use
  • It exceeds a max eaves height of 2.5m
  • It exceeds an overall height of 4m (apex or reverse apex roof). Or 3m (any other type of roof)
  • It takes up more than 50% of your garden
  • It's built past the front wall of your house

Fully-Insulated Garden Office

We also offer top-of-the-range Garden Rooms with in-built insulation. The BillyOh Studi and BillyOh Outpost come with insulation pre-installed! The Studi uses structurally insulated panels (SIPs). And both feature double-glazed windows for ample light. So neither building needs extra insulation. They'll keep you warm in winter and cool in summer. For effort-free insulation, shop one of our SIPs.

For other buildings, like the BillyOh Kent, you can add insulation after assembly. For help and tips when insulating, check the guides on our blog!

Garden Office Interior Ideas

Creating your own personal office is easy with our great customisation options. Ranging from paint colours to cladding thickness and even garden bar add-ons! All you need to do is decide on the decor and appearance you want. Then, order your preferred garden office, and get to work decorating!

If you want to use it as a workspace, you might also think about installing utilities and internet. Head over to our blog for handy guides on how to do both.

A rising number of small businesses and employees are based at home. This is an attractive and viable option for many reasons.

You can gain back the time which you'd otherwise spend commuting to and from work. You can then use this to do something productive (or for spending a little longer in bed!).

You may see a reduction in travel costs, whether you spend this on petrol or public transport.

Adding value to a property with an outdoor building such as a garden office is a common practice. And there's no denying that doing so may raise the value of your property. A garden office can give you use now and be attractive to potential buyers in the future. Increase your floor space and create a more pleasing garden aesthetic. Plus, give yourself the ability to work from home as it fast becomes the norm. Some estimate that a quality garden office can increase your property's value by 5-15%.

Whether a garden building will need planning permission is based on its height and what it'll be used for.

The maximum height of a garden office with a dual-pitched roof is allowed to be 4 metres. For any other roof type, it's 3 metres. Anything over this and you'll need planning permission. This may depend on the type of roof. If you have any concerns, we recommend contacting your local planning authority beforehand.

If you're running a business from your office then you may well need other permissions. The same goes for if you intend to use it as a permanent residential space. Again, it's better to be safe than sorry. Which is why we recommend getting in touch with your local planning authority. Or, head over to our blog for more information.

Of course. If your garden room isn't close enough to your house to connect to the mains water supply, it may be more expensive. But installing a bathroom in your garden office will be a fairly simple task for a trained plumber. Make sure that you adhere to Building Regulation standards.

Is your garden building is somewhere that you and/or guests plan to sleep in? If so, why not turn your office into accommodation? Remember, then you will need to apply for planning permission.

An office counts as a place from which your business operates, rather than an item of equipment. Because of this, no costs incurred from the purchase or construction of the office itself can be tax deducted from business profits. But items within your garden office, like furniture and insulation, can be.

A lot of us have transitioned to working from home (WFH) recently. So freelancers, small business owners, and employees are thinking about garden offices. They offer many solutions including:

  • Being cheaper than renting office space
  • Reducing time and money spent on commutes
  • Encouraging productivity by having a professional space outside the home

So why not have a look at our range of garden home office buildings to see if it's the right fit for you?

A lot of our log cabins are either designed to be used as home offices. If we had to pick some of our favourite garden offices to spark some ideas for you, we'd say:

  • The BillyOh Kent Garden Office
  • Is a durable building with a large internal space. The multi-room feature on the two larger sizes offers 2 distinct spaces for you and your family to enjoy. The Kent Office has various features like double doors and an overhanging entranceway. Complete with Floor, Roof and Felt as standard.

  • The Dorset
  • Features a wide range of sizes and strong Tongue and Groove construction. Choose from various thicknesses to find the perfect office for your garden. The timeless design features a Reverse Apex roof. Plus, wide opening double doors and windows make this cabin a must-have.

  • The Fraya
  • Designed to complement any garden, The Fraya is a versatile and adaptable building. It features a contemporary pent design and modern overhang with style and practicality. You can customise certain aspects of this Log Cabin to suit your tastes and needs.

  • The Winchester
  • Is a traditional Alpine style cabin. It has opening windows and windowed double doors that gives a bright and airy interior. Customise your building to suit you. Complete with Floor, Roof and Felt as standard.

Our range of BillyOh garden offices starts from just £1429. For more, check out our post on how to choose a cabin home office.

Our garden offices come with full assembly instructions provided via email upon sale. They arrive flat-packed in pre-assembled panels. We build all our BillyOh garden offices with tongue and groove panels. We make these from high-quality European sourced timber. Panels come pre-cut and just need assembly. Follow the instructions provided with your order. Then you and a friend (with some basic tools) can have your garden room built in no time!

For more, see our post on installing utilities in your garden room.

To turn your BillyOh garden building into a functioning home office consider:

  • Connecting a water supply
  • Installing fibreoptic cabling or a router that reaches your house’s WiFi
  • Sprucing up the decor with office supplies and a good desk

Head over to our blog for more tips and tricks on how to turn your office into a home office.

Check out our guide on damp-proofing and insulating garden buildings, including offices.