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FAQ's - Garden Rooms

Most frequent questions and answers

You can specify electric panel heaters or oil filled radiators or even air conditioning to heat as well as cool in the summer months.

And our garden rooms are typically specified with double glazing and are insulated with 50mm PIR board (Celotex or similar brand)

although you can specify thicker insulation depending on your budget.

If you are thinking about a more elaborate garden room including features such as kitchens, toilets, and shower rooms.

It’s important to bear in mind that these features are installed to Building Regulation standards.

This includes the groundworks to connect to the mains services. We can speak to the local authority planning department as part of our service.

If you are thinking about a more elaborate garden room including features such as kitchens, toilets, and shower rooms.

It’s important to bear in mind that these features are installed to Building Regulation standards.

This includes the groundworks to connect to the mains services. We can speak to the local authority planning department as part of our service.

Yes!, That’s what we do, all our garden rooms are hand built and not prefabricated garden rooms larger than 30sqm internal floorspace and higher that 2.5m tall closer than 2m from your boundary will require

building regulations/ planning permission. We can speak to the local authority planning department as part of our service.

That depends on the size & height of you garden room relative to the position the boundary you shatre with your neighbour.

below are several links that give you the information you need to know. At Fern Garden Rooms we can help you create you plans for your garden room and get them approved by the lcal authority and provide you with a permitted development certificate.

 

https://www.planningportal.co.uk/info/200130/common_projects/43/outbuildings

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/permitted-development-rights-for-householders-technical-guidance

We can advise you on the best way to prepare the ground prior to installation typically after a visit to site to discuss your requirements.

Although Wi-Fi boosters are available, the best way is to lay a cable to the garden room to it’s own wi-fi router.

This is typically split for the house broadband at point of entry to the house and done in conjunction with the other services.

A typical build is 3-4 weeks.

That all depends on the specification a build 2.5 m or lower would use a cold roof design and a taller building would have a warm roof design.

Virtually all builds built under permitted development 2.5m roof height would have a cold roof due to height restrictions.

We cover all of Essex.

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