Design and Planning Services for Garden Structures

Please call 07376 746265 or email if you have any questions here are the most frequently asked ones.
 

Q How much do these studio buildings cost

A: Our projects/products range from £5000 to £60,000 depending on specification. We show four typical examples here but remember all sites and installations are different in some respect. In all cases we provide and agree a detailed breakdown of costs and specifications for each project prior to any work starting. For VAT registered businesses we include a VAT breakdown. The best way to understand this is to think in £ per sq metre for the complete project. Accommodation capable buildings cannot be built for less than £1200 per sq metre. A suitable garden office could cost as low as £800 per sq metre.


Example 1

Office space in your garden of 12 square metres

Foundations
Kit
Insulation
Installation
Electrical

£1500
£6500
£1800
£3500
£1200

Aarco faqs

Skylights are available as extras - better fitted at the time of build

Aarco faqs


Example 2

An accommodation capable building of 25 square metres

Foundations
Drain connection
Kit
Insulation
Installation
Electrical
Plumbing

£2800
£1000
£10000
£2500
£5500
£1200
£3500

Aarco faqs

Aarco faqs


Example 3

A feature octagonal summerhouse 3.5m wide

Foundations
Kit
Installation
Electrical

£1550
£7500
£3400
£1200

Aarco faqs


Example 4

A multi room office building of 40 sq metres

Foundations
Drain connection
Building Kit
Insulation
Installation
Electrical
Plumbing

£3800
£1500
£19000
£4700
£6500
£1800
£3500

Aarco faqs

Aarco faqs


Q: Do you offer a guarantee?

A: We give a five-year guarantee on both materials and workmanship.

Note: Manufacturers guarantees on fittings are not precluded by this and may be more years in some cases.




Q: Are these buildings well insulated?

A: We recommend to you a choice of insulation systems. It is very important to provide insulation in the roof. Heat rises and the roof must be capable of stopping heat loss. Double-glazing with draught seals is essential for all our office and accommodation buildings.

Our roof insulation system is (warm roof construction) as standard



Q: Will I need planning permission and what about building regulations?

A: It is unusual for planning permissions to be necessary; most of our buildings are within permitted development rights - see planning page

You should consult us about this as we are dealing with this question every day and all sites are different. In any case you should tell your neighbours about the project.

A good idea is to read our detailed paper on this "the planning and regulation guidelines here">> Do I need planning permission.htm this is our most visited page please give it some time!

Planning and building regulations are separate issues. We are dealing with this question daily and all sites are different so talk to us or email richardgrace1@gmail.com if you have any concerns. We are fully aware of both safety and environmental issues within the building regulations.



Q: What foundations are required?

A: Your building is designed and installed to be permanent therefore a flat, stable and strong base is vital.

We recommend a solution for your site based on accessibility and levels.

Sometimes this is concrete and sometimes a timber base on pillars or jacks. All sites are different. In all cases we give consideration to the surrounding area of the garden and the additional cost of landscaping around the base and splash-back from rainfall.

It is vital to get the right design to protect against water ingress and safeguard the life of the building (everything we build is intended to be permanent).

Base and Surround
Base and surround

 



Q: Can I have plumbing installed?

A: Yes plumbing and drainage are parts of the project we advise on. There is always a way to achieve a suitable solution.

We have our own unique sewage solution for situations where is is costly to reach the main sewer.



Q: How soon after order will delivery and installation take place?

A: Our lead times vary from 4 weeks to 4 months depending on the time of year. Before we accept your order we always give a time window for project start. When your date is confirmed we turn up on time and never leave the project until it is complete to your satisfaction.

Bathroom fittings
Bathroom fittings




Q: Do you have a show-site where I can look at the buildings?

A: We have moved our show-site from The Grosvenor Grden Centre. In the mean time contact Noella to arrange meetings or building viewings local.

We have completed client projects all over the UK and many of our clients have agreed to show their building to prospective clients. We do not publish details of where these sites are and arrange visits individually with the client as appropriate.

Noella arranges this usually at an advanced stage of negotiation.

Our show room
Our show building

 



Q: Who are your installers?

A: This is important as in all building projects things can go wrong.

  • We can use our approved sub-contractors.

  • We consult with you and keep you informed of progress.

  • We update you on our. Expected completion.

  • We start as close to the agreed day as possible.

  • We clear all rubbish from site on completion.

  • We agree with you the cost of any extras you require.

Guttering frequent extra
Guttering


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You can email enquiries to richardgrace1@gmail.com Address: Garden Structures, Garden Building Specialists Bracken House, Woodlands Road, Chester, Cheshire CH4 8LB or telephone anytime on 07376 746265

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