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Garden Room Heating – What are the options?

28th October 2021

Garden Room Heating – What are the options?


So, you’ve decided a garden room is the solution to your extra space needs – great choice! Now comes the exciting part of deciding on any upgrades to create a space that will be perfect for you for years to come.

One thing you’re probably questioning is, ‘how to heat a garden room’.

The good news is our buildings have great heat retention properties thanks to the premium insulation used throughout which means they are suited for year-round use!


Did you know… An oil filled radiator is included in the price!

Every building from Green Retreats comes with a thermostatically controlled oil filled radiator already included in the price, which is perfectly suited to give your space the added warmth boost on chillier days. This is easily portable around your building but can take up valuable floor space, especially in smaller garden buildings.



For those that would prefer complete temperature control and a heating solution that fits with the interior of your building, we offer 4 premium garden room heating upgrades to ensure your building is just the right temperature for you all year round!



How to keep your garden room warm

Optional Heating Upgrades


1. Wall Mounted Radiator

A step up from the standard oil filled radiator, our quick-start wall mounted convector radiators can be fitted for a sleek finish and will ensure your building is toasty in no time at all! Available in a choice of 1.5kW or 2kW.

radiator upgrade option - heating included



2. Infrared Heating

Our latest heating upgrade option is the revolutionary infrared heating system from ASTECtherm; an economical technology that cleverly heats both the person and the room!

It’s completely discreet, with the infrared heating panels hidden behind the melamine panels of your building which removes the need for bulky radiators. Plus, it’s much more environmentally friendly than conventional heating systems which are estimated to be only 50-70% energy efficient, whereas infrared is around 98%!


Watch our video to see how it works!



3. Air Conditioning

If you’re looking for temperate control for every weather, our air conditioning upgrade can take care of the winter chill and keep you cool on those hot summer days. A popular choice in a home gym to ensure workouts remain cool, calm and collected.


  • Standard Unit

A sleek and simple design, the LG air conditioning unit is an external air source heat pump system.


  •  Designer Unit

The LG external air source heat pump designer unit adds a striking & practical feature to your garden office.

home tattoo studio in the garden



4. Underfloor Heating

For that extra touch of luxury, carbon film underfloor heating can be installed in garden buildings with laminate flooring. A great choice in any building but especially in small garden rooms as it doesn’t take up any wall space. Plus, nothing beats that warm underfoot feeling!



What’s the Cost of Heating a Garden Room?


Just like a larger house will take more time and energy to heat, a larger garden room will too compared to a smaller building. With our buildings being available in up to 70 different size configurations, our experienced design team will be able to guide you on what heating solution will be best suited to the size and use of your building.


Infrared Heating Cost Comparison

Investing in a higher priced heating solution like our Infrared system can save you money in the long term as it is more energy efficient, resulting in a lower heating bill.

Save up to £475 per year heating a 3m x 5m building!






Now that you know our buildings will be nice and warm all year round, why not get in touch with our team today? 

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.


Building Measurements

You can get a great idea of how your new garden office will look by using the 360 degree rotating viewer.

Also compatible with mobile and tablet devices


Design Your Building

Start designing your garden room today using our online Visualiser tool. You’ll be able to choose your style, size, finishes and get an accurate cost.

Design Your Building