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Work from Home in 2022

Why are Garden Offices the Ultimate Work from Home Solution?

Finding a space to work from home in 2022 is the top of the priority list for many. With ‘hybrid’ working of splitting time between the office and home becoming the norm for many, it’s time to take our home office space seriously!

For far too long have we been perched in small box rooms, kitchen counters and on dining room tables, all space that don’t inspire or aid productivity.

If you’re ready to build a new work routine, read on to find out how we can make things different!



The Pros and Cons of Working from Home

Working from home was not so long ago considered a perk of the job, however, the much-longed-for 30-second commute, for many of us, has finally become a realisation. Before the global pandemic, we would have spent 492 days of our lives commuting to and from work and inevitably, the pandemic has brought about a catalyst of change.

Businesses are now seeing not only the financial benefits of reducing overheads by decreasing or giving up office spaces, but also seeing the advantages within their workforce too.

The general consensus is that working from home is wholly positive and can provide a better work-life balance. Whilst this is true, there is evidence to suggest that this can be quite the opposite, with staff clocking off later than usual as they battle to ‘switch-off’ when there’s no separation between work and home.


So, what’s the solution?

Work from Home in a Garden Office


Garden office building in country garden


We have long been advocates for utilising your garden to create extra space, no matter the use. One of the most popular uses for our garden rooms are garden offices for those who work from home, but want to be away from the house.

Our garden offices provide the ultimate work from home space that gives you the best of both worlds – an office to work in without the distractions of home life and when it’s time to finish, you can walk away and lock up and resist the urge to open the laptop.

Suitable for year round use there’s no need to pack away when the seasons change, meaning you can create a unique office that suits your work style! Sizes start at just 4m² and go up in half-metre increments to 30m² with width and depth choices to suit whatever you need.


Do I need planning permission for a Garden Office?

Garden rooms generally do not require planning permission because they fall within permitted development rights. Garden rooms are classed as ‘outbuildings’ and as such can be built without permission as long as customers comply with permitted development guidelines. Read more about planning requirements



Choosing a Garden Office Company

Whilst there are plenty of options out there for customers to look at, Green Retreats have become the go-to provider for the turn-key solution to garden offices. With modern showrooms in Buckinghamshire and Twickenham, unparalleled customer service, a 5* Trustpilot rating and an enviable environmental policy, Green Retreats are the clear choice when choosing a garden office provider in 2022.


Key Facts and Prices

Prices start at £15,495, which includes all of the essentials; a choice of doors, a window, internal wiring, flooring choices, plus much more. Prices also include the concrete pile base, full installation and VAT.

– Designed and built in the UK
– 10-year guarantee
– Eco-friendly
– Insulated, weatherproofed and heated for year-round-use
– Planning permission rarely required



Want to Work from Home in 2022? Get in touch!

We’d be delighted to help with your work from home plans for 2022 and talk to you about our garden offices. Please fill out the form below and a member of the team will be in touch to discuss your ideas.

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 space. 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


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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.

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