Garden office

Garden Office

Build your own garden office

Building your own garden office can be a great way to save money and get exactly the space you need.

Benefits of building your own garden office:

  • Cost savings: Building your own garden office can save you a significant amount of money compared to buying a pre-made one. You can save on the cost of materials and labour.
  • Personalization: When you build your own garden office, you can customize it to your exact needs. You can choose the size, layout, materials, and finishes. This will give you a space that is truly your own.
  • Pride of ownership: There is a great sense of pride that comes from building something yourself. When you build your own garden office, you can take satisfaction in knowing that you created something unique.
  • Learning experience: Building your own garden office can be a great learning experience. You will learn new skills and gain a better understanding of construction. This knowledge can be valuable if you ever decide to build other projects in the future.

There are also some challenges to building your own garden office. It will require some time, effort, and planning. You will need to have some basic DIY skills, and you may need to hire a professional for some of the more complex tasks. However, if you are up for the challenge, building your own garden office can be a rewarding experience.

Tips for building your own garden office:

  • Do your research: Before you start building, it is important to do your research and plan carefully. This will help you avoid costly mistakes.
  • Start small: If you are not experienced in DIY, it is a good idea to start with a small garden office. This will be less daunting and will give you a chance to learn the ropes.
  • Get help from a professional: If you are not comfortable with some of the tasks, don’t be afraid to get help from a professional. This will ensure that the job is done correctly.
  • Have fun! Building your own garden office should be a fun and rewarding experience. Enjoy the process and be proud of what you have created.

If you are considering building your own garden office, I encourage you to do your research and plan carefully. Read through our helpful guides and get comfortable with the process and the skills involved.

We have downloadable plans for the most common sizes, these will give you a great indication of how to build a garden office. and a good idea of the cost of the materials.

With a little effort, you can create a space that is both functional and beautiful.

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DIY Garden Office Project

Discover the joy of building your own garden office with our easy-to-follow self-build guides and downloadable plans.

This self-built garden office project has great insulation, ensuring a comfortable working environment all year round.

The walls are boarded and plastered, while the flooring is laminate, creating a fresh finish to your workspace.

Built with high-spec insulation and double-glazed windows, this office is designed for year-round use, providing a cozy and productive space regardless of the weather outside. The exterior of the office is wrapped in Siberian Larch Cladding, treated with a clear UV protection oil, ensuring both durability and aesthetic appeal.

With external dimensions measuring 3.2 meters in depth, 4.8 meters in width, and 2.45 meters in height, this garden office offers an internal floor area of nearly 15 square meters. Thanks to its size falling within permitted development guidelines, you won’t need planning consent from the local council.

Below, we’ve outlined the key steps for constructing your perfect garden office.

For more detailed instructions, click the links provided, or download our extensive plans. to guide you through each phase of the build.

Your DIY Garden Office awaits – let’s get started!


Base, Walls, and Roof.

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The Garden Office frame is built using a timber structure that is wrapped in OSB, This makes the structure very rigid.


Breathable Membrane, batterns, Cladding, and Rubber Roof.

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The Garden Office exterior is wrapped in a breathable membrane which allows the building to breathe whilst stopping moisture from getting in.

The exterior cladding is added onto a frame of batterns to allow airflow behind the cladding.


Insulation, Vapour Barrier, plaster, and paint.

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The Garden Office interior is insulated for all-year-round use. and covered with a vapor barrier to stop the natural moisture in the office from entering the Garden office frame. Read best insulation for garden office for a guide on the different types of Garden Office insulation available.

An Insulated Garden Office needs to be heated during winter to take the chill off, our article best heater for garden office has a guide to the garden office heating options.

A clean fresh finish is achieved with plasterboard/plaster

Full build


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The Appeal of a Garden Office

Working from a traditional office setting can be restrictive. A garden office brings benefits that can transform your work experience.

A peaceful retreat in nature

Imagine stepping into your garden office, surrounded by lush greenery and chirping birds. Being closer to nature has a calming effect on the mind, allowing you to work in a serene environment that fosters focus and creativity.

Increased focus and productivity

With fewer distractions, a garden office provides a dedicated space where you can concentrate on your work. This separation from your home environment helps create a clear boundary between work and personal life. allowing you to be more productive during your working hours.

Flexibility and work-life balance

Having a garden office offers the flexibility to design your work schedule around your personal life. Whether you prefer an early morning start or need to take breaks for family responsibilities. You have the freedom to structure your workday in a way that suits your needs.

Being a few steps away from your home allows you to blend work and personal commitments, for a healthy work-life balance.

Garden Room Plans

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Digital Plans for various sizes of Garden rooms.

  • Detailed plans
  • List of all materials
  • Material quantity and price
  • Links to each item