Small Garden Office

What is a small garden office?

A small garden office is a prefabricated or custom-built workspace located in your garden. It can be used for a variety of purposes, such as working from home, running a business, or pursuing hobbies. Small garden offices are between 9 and 15 square meters in size, but they can be larger or smaller depending on your needs.

Benefits of a small garden office

There are many benefits to having a small garden office. A garden office allows you to have a dedicated space for work away from distractions and interruptions. This can help to increase productivity and focus.

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  • A garden office can also be a more comfortable and pleasant place to work. It is surrounded by nature and natural light.
  • Increased productivity and focus: Having a dedicated workspace can help you to be more productive and focused on your work. This is because you will be away from the distractions of your home and office.
  • Improved work-life balance: Having a small garden office can help you to improve your work-life balance. This is because you can separate your work life from your home life. This can make it easier to switch off from work at the end of the day and to relax and enjoy your free time.
  • Reduced commuting costs and stress: If you work from home, having a small garden office can help you reduce your commuting costs and stress. This is because you will not have to travel to work and back each day.
  • A small garden office can be a great way to add value to your home and create extra space without the need for a costly home extension. It can also be more cost-effective than renting a separate office or workspace.

Things to consider

There are several factors to consider when deciding to build a small garden office:


Building a small garden office can be expensive. Especially if you hire a professional to design and build it for you.
Small garden offices can range in price from a few hundred pounds to tens of thousands of pounds. Set a budget before you start shopping so that you do not overspend.

The cost of building a garden office can vary depending on many factors. Including the size of the office, the materials used, Insulation, windows, doors, and Exterior finish.

Our plans will give an idea of the cost as they include a fully costed materials list


Building a garden office can be a time-consuming project. Especially if you are doing it yourself.


Do you have enough space in your garden for a small garden office?

Consider the size and layout of your garden and the size of the garden office you want to build. Choose a garden office that is the right size for your needs and that will fit in your garden

You should also consider any other structures that are already in your garden and how they will impact the placement of the garden office.


Consider how direct sunlight may affect how you use the space as an office, large windows may make it impossible to use monitors

Planning permission:

Depending on where you live, you may need to get planning permission or building regulations.

This may also dictate how close to your boundary you can build.


Will you actually use the garden office on a regular basis?

If you only plan to use it occasionally, it may not be worth the investment.

How to set up your small garden office

Once you have chosen a small garden office, you will need to set it up. This process will vary depending on the type of garden office you have chosen. However, there are some general steps that you can follow:

  • Choose the right location: Choose a location for your garden office that is sheltered from the wind and rain. You should also choose a location that is close to a power source.
  • Prepare the site: Prepare the site for your garden office by leveling the ground and removing any obstacles.
  • Install the garden office: Install your garden office according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Connect the utilities: Connect the utilities to your garden office, such as electricity and internet .
  • Furnish and decorate your office: Furnish and decorate your garden office to create a comfortable and productive workspace.

Small garden office ideas

There are many different types of small garden offices available. Some of the most popular types include:

Modern Garden office

A modern garden office is made of glass and metal. It has a sleek and stylish design that can complement any garden.

Timber Garden office

A traditional garden office is typically made of wood. It has a classic design that can add character to your garden.

Shed Garden office

A shed garden office is a converted shed that is used as an office. It is a good option for people who are looking for a cheap garden office.

Container Garden office

A container garden office is a converted shipping container that is used as an office. It is a good option for people who are looking for a unique and stylish garden office.

How to maintain your small garden office

To maintain your small garden office, you should:

  • Clean the inside and outside of the office regularly.
  • Inspect the roof and gutters for damage.
  • Keep the Garden office ventilated
  • Treat the wood to protect it from the elements.

Do you plan to use it over winter? see our guide on Garden office heaters

We can help

If you have decided that building a small garden office is right for you.

We have the guides and plans to build it. These are great for the DIY’er or for getting an idea of costs before handing them over to a professional.

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Our 3M x 3M small Garden office plans are ideal. We have larger Garden room plans available for those with more space and a larger budget

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