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Are Garden Rooms Warm Enough To Use In Winter?

29th January 2020

A common question asked regularly by our clients. As our products are all outdoors in the garden, it’s a common perception that they will be hard to keep well heated during even the freezing Winter months – although this is not the case.

How Do Garden Rooms Stay Warm?

As garden rooms are an external form of home improvement that is not attached to the rest of your home, we often have clients who are concerned about how they’re going to efficiently heat their extra garden space throughout Winter and the colder months.

When thinking about how you’re going to heat your garden cabin, it is important to keep in mind the size of the space you would to heat. All of our buildings sizes are warm during the winter, but the size of the room may depend on how much heating will be needed. You can keep any size garden room fully insulated and at your desired temperature, but you will likely need more heating power for a larger scale garden room.

We would never want any of our customers to be off-put by the worry of keeping your garden room warm. Remember, a garden room has all of the same components as any other room in your home. and during the winter months, these rooms still need a slight heat boost with a helping hand from your central heating system. However, we would like to reiterate that all of our garden buildings include high-quality insulation included in the price. Ensuring you have no worries of sourcing external specialists to fit insulation and that your garden room is suitable for use right away.

If you’re looking for an added boost of warmth and want to add a touch of luxury to your garden cabin, we also provide underfloor heating for added comfort! However, please note that this is not included in your initial pricing and dependent on your building size, prices will vary. Overall no matter the harsh weather the UK throws at us, our garden rooms are durable and built to last.

Durable and high-quality materials ensure that they can withstand and stay warm in even the roughest weather conditions. If you’re wanting to keep track of your electricity and heating usage in your garden room, we would recommend a Nest Smart Energy Metre for regular reporting of your energy usage.

So now you know how you can keep your garden buildings efficiently heated throughout the Winter, here are some top ways to use your garden room!

pinnacle games room with doors open

Garden Office

A home office is life-changing and suits those who are both business owners, and employees. Finding a work-home balance can be challenging but also achievable.

Our garden office buildings have been changing the way people work and can boost morale, as well as productivity. Fully kitted out with electricals and plumbing if necessary, a garden office has everything you need to work efficiently and generate results from the comfort of your own home.

Garden Gym

With Christmas and New Years approaching, you might want to start thinking about your New Years resolution! A common resolution tends to be for people to improve their lifestyle by exercising more or improving their diet.

A lot of people are often put off going to public gyms, as they would prefer to work out in privacy and comfort. A home gym allows you to do this, by creating your own personal space to carry out gym workouts. Design your home gym however you wish, and eliminate the need for commuting too and from your local gym – and save on being tied into lengthy, expensive gym memberships!

home gym with woman exercising out the front

Art Studio

Are you the creative type? If you’re a blossoming artist or have been creating your own pieces for years, having private space to let creativity flow is a necessity.

Your house can become cluttered and messy when you’re looking for somewhere to carry out your artwork. Art is messy, and that is the beauty of it! Our garden buildings give you space and privacy needed to get your creativity flowing.

Chill Out Room

Looking for somewhere to just relax? It can become difficult to find the time, as well as space for downtime in your own company. Sometimes all you need is to go and read a book or watch tv on your own undisturbed to unwind.

It can be difficult to find a place to do this, living areas can become sparse and you will often find yourself wanting more privacy. A chill-out room gives you privacy away from your home and can accommodate for your hobbies to pass the time.

chill room with doors open

Enquire Today!

Now that you know our buildings can be used all year round, even in the harshest weather conditions! Why not make an enquiry today? Or if you would like to see more about our products and what we offer, you can request our free brochure here.

For more inspiration, take a look at our videos!

Our garden rooms are priced based on the internal sizes rather than the exterior footprint, making it easier for you to plan your work space. A commercial unit from Green Retreats could end up saving you a fortune from the costs of renting a workspace alone. The price includes base, installation and VAT so there are no (nasty) surprises when it comes to final payment.

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