The SMART Guide to Buying a Garden Room
25 July 2019

The SMART Guide to Buying a Garden Room


Guide To SMART Garden Rooms

Garden rooms are a great way to create more usable space and use your garden to its full potential. At a mere fraction of the cost of an extension or a conservatory, you could purchase your very own garden room, created to your own specification and have it installed in just a matter of days, whilst adding value to your property.Garden Rooms

If you’ve already made the decision to install a garden room then knowing where to start can be difficult, so we’ve summarised our 6 top tips for buying a garden room below. It’s time to turn your dream garden room into a reality.


With such a wide choice of garden room suppliers in the UK marketplace, it can often be a daunting task to work out what you like and what you don’t! The answer is simple, do your research; check out company websites, look at Pinterest and Instagram, scour home improvement magazines, and even take a look at garden rooms that friends or neighbours may have had installed.

As all SMART garden rooms can be designed to meet your needs and your taste, we will listen to your ideas and convert them into your perfect garden room. We have installed hundreds of garden rooms over the years so if you need a little SMART inspiration, why not take a look at our case studies or have a chat with one of our friendly team?

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Once you’ve got an idea of what you want your new garden room to look like, you then need to consider where you would like it to be sited in the garden and how you want to use your new space. Then all you need to do is work backwards. Take a moment to reflect on where to place the furniture and which direction will give you the best view. For example, if you are creating your dream garden office, then site your desk below an opening window which will afford you the best views. Make sure there are no nasty cables to be seen below the desk, and ensure there is plenty of ventilation when you need it. There is nothing like the feeling of being nestled in nature to keep your productivity and creativity flowing.

By creating a space that is as individual as you are, you can rest assured that you will get the very most out of your investment and the space will work in harmony with you and your lifestyle.

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Choosing the Right Company

The most important part of this process is to choose the right garden room supplier for you. Not only will you be committing your time and money, but you will also be putting your trust in that company to deliver your dreams.

SMART Garden rooms have more than 18 years of experience and have installed thousands of garden rooms, offices and studios of the very highest specification which has resulted in us becoming one of the UK’s leading garden rooms manufacturers.

Our mission is simple: to design, manufacture and install the very best garden rooms which is why we will never compromise on design, quality or build.

That’s why you should think SMART, buy SMART, from SMART Garden Rooms!

Do You Need Any Permissions?

Planning requirements vary from project to project and will depend on all kinds of variables such as how the garden room will be used, its size, its proximity to the boundary and what Permitted Development rights you have on your property.

Most garden room suppliers have a very good understanding of planning requirements and can offer sound advice, but they are not the experts, so we would always recommend that independent planning advice is sought.

In most cases, a garden room can be installed without the need for planning permission, but on those odd occasions that it is required, we offer a free planning application service for all our customers which means that you can sit back and relax whilst we manage the application on your behalf.

Site Survey

Free Site Consultation

Leading garden room suppliers should, at the very minimum, visit your site, to meet with you to understand what you are trying to achieve and to impart their expertise. They should also carry out an assessment of the site. Let’s face it, they may be able to supply your perfect garden room but if they can’t actually install it, then they will leave your dreams in tatters.

A consultation will also provide you with the opportunity to have all of your questions answered, your specification finalised and all costs confirmed. This means there will be no hidden surprises when you place your order!

SMART consultants travel all over the UK mainland and are available Mondays to Saturdays to carry out free, no-obligation site consultations.

Pay a visit to the Showroom 

And finally, once you’ve decided on your perfect garden room and chosen your preferred supplier, go and visit them. Nothing can sell a company and their product better than their own showroom.

Here at SMART, our showroom is attached to our manufacturing hub so not only can you see the wonderful buildings we create, you can also see how we put them together.

We also believe that every visit should be as individual as the specification of your garden room, hence why we request visits should be by appointment only, so you can be assured that you will meet with the most relevant member of the team who will meet your needs best, providing that valuable one-on-one time.

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Are You Now Ready to Get Started with Your Garden Room?

Get in touch with our team today, and order your SMART Garden Office catalogue or book your completely FREE, no-obligation site survey, to discover just why we’re the most popular garden room company in the UK.

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