28 April 2017

The eco-advantages of building a garden office shed


If you’re running out of room in your home or just need extra space to get your work done in, why not think about converting your shed? Sure, most sheds are cramped with limited rooms but not this type. Once converted, a garden office shed can look just as good, if not better, than the rooms in your home. Here are some of the benefits.

The eco-advantages of building a garden office shed

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Cheap and green

If you’ve thought about converting your cellar or attic, think about the economic benefits of a garden space instead. It’s not only a much cheaper option, but it is much greener too. Converting spaces in your home can be costly, not only for the initial conversion but also for future use. A garden space requires less artificial heat and has lots of natural light, eliminating the need to use more electricity in the long run. You generally don’t need to worry about planning permissions and building regulations with a garden office shed, although it may be worth checking your circumstances –https://www.planningportal.co.uk/info/200130/common_projects/43/outbuildings/2.

Well insulated

Obviously the walls of your office shed won’t be as thick as the ones in your home, however, it is rare that you would ever need extra heating unless the conditions were extremely cold. The main aim of a garden office shed is to give you a bright, airy and relaxing space which is exactly what they do. In the summer months especially, the windows and glass doors will allow the sun to shine in making the space bright, lovely and warm.

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No need to commute

Garden studios such as those found here http://www.gardenspaces.co.uk/garden-rooms/garden-studios/ are the perfect place for those wanting to work from home. Why spend hours in traffic when you could easily stroll to the bottom of the garden to get your work done. It also means that you will reduce your carbon footprint and save money on fuel too.

Improved health and well-being

By swapping your office working environment for a calm, more natural one, you will find it much easier to relax and reduce stress levels. Hearing the birds tweeting outside your window is a much better sound than that of road works and traffic which may distract you in an office. Those who have high blood pressure especially may find that it helps with remaining calm when you have a demanding role.