With more and more people deciding to take the plunge and work from home, a cheap garden office
is often the solution to the required extra space. More often than not there is available real estate in the garden rather than converting an internal room in the house - this can have other benefits too. By making the conscious transition from house to office you can seperate domestic demands with work demands and conversely when finishing at the end of the day you still close the door on the office and return to the domestic environment.
We have a great range of log cabins suitable to be used as a garden office. It is our belief that a cabin with a wall log thickness of no less than 44mm is most suitable. With walls this thick, in most cases by adding insulation under floor and to the roof then with some form of heating, in all but the extremes of temperature you will be sufficiently warm all year.
Heating options are many and varied and your choice will depend on available fuel type (electric / gas), environmental implications and personal choice. A log burning fire, for example, is probably the most aesthetically pleasing but choosing this option comes with its own issues - fuel, have you got a good supply of seasoned timber ? The stove will require regular maintenance and cleaning ? Unlike other heaters, the production of heat is not immediate, it will take time to reach operating temperature ?
To summarise, the costs involved in setting up a home office in the garden is not as expensive as you might first think. If this is something that might suit your needs, give our office a call
and we will be pleased to offer further advise and assistance in choosing a suitable building for your needs
Author - Martin Corby
Posted - 25 May 2013