Frequently Asked Questions
Designing a garden room is easy, and the size of the room will be determined by how much external space you have. The smallest garden room we offer starts at 2.0m x 2.0m, for The Tate. Depending on your requirements, our rooms can be built to any size, and we can help you plan the perfect building for your garden in a design consultation. The most popular size we sell is 3.0m x 3.0m, but as all gardens vary in size, you will need a site visit to determine what size room best fits your outside space. We will measure your garden and show you how much space will be left once a garden room is built. Other than The Tate, our different ranges start at 2.5m x 2.5m in size. This is the minimum size, and they can be built to any extent, depending on your requirements. We can build bespoke garden rooms of any size, but if they are outside of our standard size ranges on the product pages, we will need to create a custom quote for what you require. See our product pages ‘The Tate, The Isla, The Aspen & The Cedar’ for a guide that clearly shows our transparent prices & size guide.
No, you will see immediate progress, and we will aim to complete your garden room within 14-days. In the winter months, this may take longer due to weather conditions.As we plaster all of our rooms, the plaster can take 7-10 days to dry in the winter. To ensure no delays in the build, we aim to have our plasterer on-site sooner in the winter months to complete the building within your desired timeframe.We will always be upfront with you and give accurate completion dates for each room we build. You can contact us to ask any questions via our contact page on ‘www.myouthouse.co.uk’ or by email: ‘email@example.com’. Our phone number is at the top of all pages on our website. You can also find it on our contact page t:0330 050 2391.
We build our rooms with 100mm of insulation and ensure they are as airtight as possible to retain heat all year round. 100mm of insulation is more than sufficient to keep the room warm in the winter and cool in the summer.Our garden rooms have 100mm of wall insulation and 150mm of roof insulation.Each of our rooms is fully insulated. We also use insulation foam on all joints when constructing the building. Using insulation foam in the joints means there are no gaps for cold air to penetrate the structure, and it also helps retain heat for longer.
We build garden rooms to be occupied at any time of the year, in any weather. We are an environmentally friendly business, and we want you to use less electricity to heat your room. We do this by using more eco-friendly materials to save you money and the environment.Please visit our ‘About’ page for more information on our environmental views and see our ‘Environmentally Friendly’ section.
We use ‘composite cladding’ as a standard when constructing our rooms.The composites we use are made of recycled materials, and composite is a synthetic alternative to wood.It is made using recycled wood and polymers. Composite cladding is a premium alternative to wood and comes in a variety of colours. We use this type of cladding because it is long-lasting, very attractive, and requires little maintenance. Unlike timber cladding, composite does not need annual treatment and can be left with no fear of rot.We build garden rooms to be occupied at any time of the year, in any weather. We are an environmentally friendly business, and we want you to use less electricity to heat your room. We do this by using more eco-friendly materials to save you money and the environment.Please visit our ‘About’ page for more information on our environmental views and see our ‘Environmentally Friendly’ section.
We offer six colour varieties of composite cladding: Stone, Oak, Silver Birch, Granite, Walnut & a Grey Wood Effect. Each of these has a natural look, and we offer the ‘Grey Wood Effect’ cladding for those looking for a wood grain finish. All of our cladding colours are shown on our product pages, and there are CGIs of each garden room in our most popular colours.
Yes, we can use cedar cladding on your outbuilding. We will have to quote for the cedar at the time of your order due to constant prices changes in the timber market.
Yes, you can use any type or colour of cladding you want. Our team is made of expert carpenters, and we can fit any material onto your building. Some clients choose Siberian Larch, Cedar or Redwood claddings.If you use an external cladding supplier, we can not offer any guarantees on the life expectancy or reliability of the material.
Yes, all of our rooms come with an electric radiator as standard. This radiator can be placed anywhere near a socket in the room. Depending on the size* of the outbuilding, we will provide more radiators, with a maximum of two included in the price (*we will only include two radiators in the standard price for rooms larger than 16sqm). If your garden room is below 16sqm, there will be an additional charge for extra radiators.
We give our clients multiple heating choices, and all rooms can have underfloor heating or fan heaters. Both are upgrades, with underfloor heating being the most favourable choice.
Depending on the usage of the room, we can partially underfloor heat the room. For example, some clients would like heating directly below their desk area rather than the entire room. The heating choices are diverse, and we can work to give you precisely what you want.
We use Ground Screws for the foundations. The length of the ground screw will vary based on the stability of the ground in your garden. In rare circumstances, we may need to use an alternative foundation.
Each of the screws we use can hold up to 450kg per screw, with circa 20-screws used per garden room. Our garden rooms weigh in the region on 3,000kg, where arguably 8-screws would be sufficient to support the building. However, we use in the region of 20-screws. This is to ensure the best quality and confidence in the structure of the buildings.
Some garden room providers might ask what you will be using the rooms for, so they can determine how strong the base should be. For example, they might ask if you plan to use the room as a gym to support the higher weight areas further. In comparison, our rooms are constructed to support the weight of a garden gym as standard.