Traditional Garden Room
Starting from £10,250
- 1 x UPVC Georgian style personal door
- 2 x UPVC Georgian style windows
- Choice of Cladding
- Choice of Roof Material
- Fully Insulated with either Rockwool or PIR insulation
- Internal Spotlights, Consumer Unit, 3 Double Sockets & Switch
- Choice of Laminate Floor
- Traditional Garden Room assembled by our fully trained staff
Build your Traditional Garden Room
Please use the button below to start designing your Traditional Office. In the configurator, you will be able to choose all the optional extras you require.
Once you have designed your Traditional Garden Room this will give you a total cost that is inclusive of VAT, Delivery & Installation (if selected).Build your
Traditional Garden Room
For the last 30 years, we have tested the various options that are available for the garden building groundwork – Remember… this is not a garden shed, and the available solutions are a concrete or paving slab base, suspended floors on piles / ground-screws, or timber decks above ground level.
The conclusion is… if you want the building to last, then you need a ground supporting base.
A ground supported base is either a concrete pad or a paving slab base, and requires the soil to be dug out, and shuttered around the perimeter. The shuttering has a damp proof membrane, half filled with compacted hardcore, and finished with either concrete or smooth slabs. This protects against excessive movement and instability, rising damp, nesting vermin and a 2.5m high planning restriction.
The slab needs to be flat and level, constructed to the same size as the building, and can either be done by your local builder or by one recommended by us.
For more details on the groundwork requirements click here
Windows & Doors
The Traditional Garden Room comes with Georgian style doors and windows. UPVC doors and windows are available in 7 different colour options with 4 choices of colours for the handles and hinges.
The doors are fitted with a multi-point lock that is insurance recognised. The windows are fitted with standard residential locks.
The windows and doors for the Traditional Garden Room come as standard with 28mm thick double glazing but can be upgraded to triple glazing at an additional cost.
All Traditional Garden Rooms come with the choice of either unpainted* T&G lining boards or unpainted* 12mm plywood boards with joining strips.
*Please note, these buildings have been painted by the customer after installation.
If you would prefer to plaster your Traditional Garden Room after installation we would recommend choosing the non-insulated, non-lined and no electric option on the configurator. Alternatively, you can add your own plasterboard on top of the lining provided.
All Traditional Garden Rooms come with a 15mm plywood floor which sits on floor joists. The floor is insulated with 70mm PIR insulation and has a DPM built-in. We offer 4 different colour options of laminate floor included within the main price on this range.
The Traditional Garden Room Range comes with Grey or Brown felt tiles as standard. Cedar Shingles & Tapco Slate are available as optional extra. All roof materials of our Traditional Garden Rooms sit on underfelt and boarding.
|External Height (To Ridge Point)||2.5m or 3.0m|
|Internal Height (To Ridge Point)||2.1m or 2.6m|
|External Depths||2.4m - 4.2m|
|Internal Depths||2.2m - 4.0m|
|External Widths||2.6m - 6.2m|
|Internal Widths||2.8m - 6.0m|
Delivery & Installation
You can find out your delivery costs by entering your postcode on the configurator. If the website cannot provide you with a delivery cost please still submit your configuration and we will be in touch.
Installation is included within the overall cost of your Traditional Garden Room. However, we can offer a supply only discount should you choose to erect the building yourself.
Andy Punnett – A.S.P Electrics – 01926 428228 / 07880 717018 (Warwickshire)
Andy Wood – Hertz Electrical Contactors – 01788 541403 / 07875 146350 (Midlands)
Daron Langford – Warwickshire – 07739 695442
Paul Oliver – West Midlands – 07778 215889
Chris Woolmore – Rugby – 07828 437903
Tim Pearman – Worcestershire – 07831 477585
Kelvin Hughes – Evesham – 07973 361143
Ben Harwin – Cambridgeshire – 07960 033476
Scott Mccue – Leicestershire – 07916 138164
Urban Diggers – Hemel Hempstead – 07846 430271
Alan Muxlow – Towcester – 07970 875918
Jonathan Stollar – London – 07963 664951
Rg Wolfs & Co Ltd – London – www.wolfscompany.co.uk – 0207 476 8762
Shadow Environmental Services (Removal of existing buildings/asbestos) – London, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire – 0207 226 6990 / 07918 070210
Concrete Pad or Paving Slab Base
150mm compact hardcore: DPM: 100mm concrete: or
150mm compact hardcore: 50mm paving slabs on cement sub base
Garden rooms and offices require a flat & level pad of either concrete or paving slabs.
The base will need to be at least the same size as the building you are looking to have, and you
will require 400mm clearance to objects such as fences, trees or other buildings.
We can work within a 10mm tolerance (which a competent builder can easily achieve).
We require a minimum of side access of a minimum width of 600mm and a height of 1950mm to allow us to install your building. Should you be concerned about access in to your garden please email us pictures of the access and we will be able to confirm whether it is suitable.
For the majority of our buildings, they are delivered on a 7.5 tonne lorry. This is the typical size of a concrete mixer lorry and will take up the equivalent space of 2 standard vehicles. We will require parking for our vehicle as close as possible to your property.
The Garden Rooms and Offices are fully insulated for year round use. They are designed to be warm in the winter and cool in the summer, however the location in your garden will have an impact on how warm / cool the building is.
North faced gardens will have buildings that are naturally cooler throughout the year, whilst south facing garden will be naturally warmer throughout the year.
A building in the shade or in a north faced garden, will need a small heater during the winter months, but will remain cosy when the building is up to temperature.
A building in direct sunlight or in a south facing garden will benefit from more ventilation and blinds between the glass to keep the building cooler.
Good forestry management requires the selective felling of trees which would otherwise gradually lose tensile strength over time and which would inhibit new growth resulting in forests which contain a lower grade quality timber overall. Careful forest management is a necessary practice to maintain balanced and healthy forests and should not to be confused with indiscriminate de-forestation which is seen in areas of the world particularly in regions where tropical rain forests predominate and which devastate wild life habitat and contribute to global warming.
Garden Rooms are usually constructed within 1-2 days (up to 6.2m x 3.6m sizes) depending on the final specifications.
Garages up to 6.1m x 6.1m are usually constructed within 1 day. Larger buildings will often take 2 days on site.
Commercial Buildings usually take 1 week on site – depending on the final specification.
We regularly have customers that have buildings re-roofed at 15 and twenty years old – who are quite confident that their buildings will last double that time if they get general maintenance and care.
This building was taken by a customer and we have worked out that it was 18 years old, and was still original. The customer has painted the building regularly with Protek Woodstain.
This garden office is 12 years old and has been regularly treated with Dark Oak wood protector. It features timber doors and windows, along with brown felt tiles.
The lead time for a building can vary between 2 – 6 months.
You are welcome to book in advance to secure a delivery slot, and still make adjustments to the design up to the point that the base has been constructed.
(Please note that items that have been specifically order for you will still need to be paid for)
Tanalised timber is not waterproof, so it is still subject to the natural expansion and contraction as the moisture content in the surrounding atmosphere changes. It advised that a water repellent (clear or colour) treatment is applied to not only maintain the appearance of the building but also to help to exclude moisture being absorbed by the timber surfaces.
Somewhat confusingly this is not always the case – Balsa wood for example is an extremely ’soft’ wood as is Cedar however both are classed as hardwoods. The high quality softwood used by Warwick Buildings is in fact a ‘hard’ wood and it is this quality which stands out particularly to those who visit the Warwick Buildings Show Site to view the buildings in person – one simply cannot mistake quality construction and materials when seen first hand.
We can provide RWA45 Rockwool acoustic insulation in place of the standard insulation and the option to upgrade to triple-glazed doors and windows.
RB Studios in Birmingham have utilised 5 of our garden offices as music studios. These studios have been used by many famous Artists and Bands, and are Birmingham’s longest established recording and rehearsal studios.
Warwick Garden Rooms and Offices need a solid paving slab or concrete base to support the weight of the building over the complete area of the floor. This is known as a ground supported floor with the concrete pad classed as a floating pad which allows the natural movement of the ground conditions to change without compromising on the base. Ground supporting bases require the soil to be dug out, filling with hardcore and compacted down, before adding concrete or smooth slabs. Each base needs to be priced individually and done by a local builder due to the logistics of organising a skip, hardcore, concrete and access. Remember – this is not a garden shed…If you want your garden room for a long time, then you want the best base for it. And if you want the best base, then you want a concrete base.
Whilst we understand the customer prefers an all in one package, we have regularly looked at ways to suspended floors on small concrete pillars, provide groundwork teams, and design steel chassis as a way to do the whole job – however the cheaper alternatives being the steel chassis, and the pile foundations do not provide a strong enough solution as a base for a garden office. The base of your office or garden room is one of the most important parts of the building. Not only does it give your building a secure and safe place to stand, but it also protects it from flooding, pests, rodents, and other damaging elements.
To keep the costs sensible – a local builder will be able to provide a you cost effective price for a slab base, simply because the site requires an initial visit, preparation, removal of soil, and organisation of materials using local sources.
What is wrong with the steel chassis?
The steel chassis option provides a solid support around the perimeter, and has purlins across the centre to support the middle of the building. This construction will need ground supporting in the corners and at regular intervals under the purlins, hence the need for concrete piles to be installed and packed up so stop any bouncing. In theory this sounds like a good solution, however the steel ringbeam of the chassis will lift the building off the ground and therefore needs to be hidden from view adding additional cost to the materials of the garden room and the labour on site. The overall costs are usually greater as the labour on site to set up the chassis, plus the chassis itself quite often equate themselves to a concrete base cost.
What about the pile foundations.
Supporting the structure on small piles of concrete and plastic packers is a quick and easy way to create a level platform for the building to rest on, however this again needs an initial site visit, and some additional finishing off materials to hide the void under the floor. Companies that include the groundworks within the price of the building can also hide the cost of the base within the building itself, which then begs the question – is a ‘quick base’ going to stand the test of time?
What about a wooden platform?
This is often the base that is provided by companies that build the structure completely on site. It isn’t a bad solution as the timbers used as the base will support the floor – however they are likely to be above ground level, thus impacting on the internal height of the building. This option comes down to cost, as the garden rooms that are built in situ are more expensive to construct on site, compared to a factory build, simply due to time taken to carry the components from the store to the can, and from the van to the garden. It may offer a finish that you ultimately prefer to see, however that essentially comes at an inflated cost.
There are two ways to get internet to the new Garden Office.
Option 1 is to have a CAT 5 cable coming from a router in your house, down the garden and into the back of the building.
We can supply a back box specifically for a CAT 5 cable. Usually the cable is better to be unbroken – hence we don’t internally wire with a CAT 5 cable to pug into
Option 2 is to purchase a WiFi extender kit or a mobile data dongle.
Garden Rooms and Offices include the first fix wiring, along with the consumer unit, lighting and the faceplates.
All wiring is installed within the cavity and is ready for an electrician to connect the tail ends of the wiring at the consumer unit and the faceplates.
The electrician will need to provide and install a power feed from your house / garage to the new building – usually a 6mm armoured cable is used. The wiring provided is 1.5mm cables for lighting on a 6 Amp fused circuit, and 2.5mm cables with a 32 Amp breaker for the sockets – on a ring main.
There is space for a 3rd breaker if it is required for another feed.
It usually takes half a day for the internal connections, plus the time required for the electrician to install the cable that you require.
Our electrician can offer customers in Warwickshire and Worcestershire with installation and certification independently – please contact him directly (Andy Punnett) via his website www.aspelectrics.co.uk If you live in Berkshire or Hampshire, please contact Ben Thorp on 07917 131984
Shiplap – 16mm x 125mm Scandinavian Redwood machined to our unique profile, with an extra long rebate to allow for natural movement of timber. It is pressure treated to a light green colour to protect against rot & decay for 15 years and is the ideal choice for customers who like a smooth finish and little maintenance.
Feather Edge – 25mm x 150mm home grown spruce with a sawn finish, that provides a much thicker and heavier look to the shiplap. Again it is pressure treated in a light green colour, and is the ideal cladding for customers looking for a traditional looking building that is full of character. The size and weight of the feather edge along with the manufacturing processes mean that this board is a more expensive option over the shiplap cladding.
Cedar – 12mm x 100mm Tongue & Groove cladding machined to create a modern looking finish. Each board is unique as this beautiful cladding naturally ranges from a dark hardwood to a light pine in colour thus creating a fantastic looking natural building. The hardwood properties of Cedar mean that it hardly expands or contracts during changes in weather, whilst it also has it’s own unique protection against rot, decay and insect infestation. Whilst the Cedar will fade in the sunlight, it is a must for customers looking for that wow factor on a garden room or garage, and it will continue to offer that feeling especially if protected against UV rays with Restol Oil.
We require a minimum of 600mm around the building to be able to fit the cover strips and guttering on the outside of the building.
If you have less space available please contact us on 01926 815757, as we will discuss the options available on an individual basis – it may be that we can still accommodate your project.
Buildings close to a boundary will need to be 2.5m high. If you require a taller building without planning you will need to be more than 2m away from your boundary.
You will need to locate your building either to the side or to the back of the house – buildings in front of the house will need planning permission.
Please note that the customer is responsible for planning permission, and may need to contact the council for full clarification of their permitted development rights.
The weather, location and the sun can all have an effect on buildings, however throughout our 35 years we understand how our product works and how it stands up to the test of time.
Your maintainace schedule should be:
- To clean the gutters out to keep free from debris
- Adjust doors and windows that have expanded or contracted through weather conditions
- Remove debris from the roof
- Treat the outside of the building as required to maintain an attractive appearance. (This provides a waterproof coat to the timber and keeps the moisture content of the wood consistent – which in turn improves the stability of the timber, and reduces the expansion & contraction of the timber)
Our guarantee is in respect of design and maufacturing faults, corrosion and rot for 10 years from the date of installation.
It has enhanced our garden, the structure is very sound and looks great. Highly recommended.
I was looking for an alternative to a standard concrete garage and found Warwick via google. I paid them a visit and was impressed with the standard of the wooden buildings they manufacture, so placed an order. Garage is now complete and I am very very pleased, it has enhanced our garden, the structure is very sound and looks great. Highly recommended.
My previous garage is still good after 13 years
I previously bought from you in 2007. Still the same quality, and service. My previous garage is still good after 13 years so I knew how good the quality of your garages was before I decided to buy this one. Your office staff were also excellent.
Value for money
I chose Warwick because they adapted my office to suit me, and they would always update any changes in writing. OK the lead time was a bit longer than I'd anticipated, but that meant they were busy, so it gave me confidence that my money was safe. The team arrived and built it in next to no time, and they even cleared up after themselves... I'd have no hesitation in recommending them
Fantastic service from a very reputable company.
Fantastic service from a very reputable company. I would strongly recommend them to anyone looking for a garden office.
Always approachable + helpful
Very pleased, professional efficient service from start to finish.
Very pleased, professional efficient service from start to finish. Garage looks good and hope it stands the test of time.
Excellent & prompt response to queries
Wonderful product, exactly what we wanted. Exemplary service at every stage. Excellent and prompt response to queries... Jake particularly awesome!
The team were excellent.
The team putting up the room were excellent - polite and efficient. You were recommended by our daughter in law - and we will pass on the recommendations.
Mr & Mrs Goss
Brilliant Company, have dealt with them on more than one occasion, outstanding staff and service, would certainly recommend
Credit to the company
The guys who installed were professional, fished in good time, left the garden tidy - credit to the company
Professional staff and a stunning product.
Fantastic company. Did exactly what they said they would. Professional staff and a stunning product.
5 stars again - need I say more
Great company – would certainly recommend.
We've had two buildings from Warwick. First one over twenty years ago which we insulated and finished off ourselves. It's been brilliant so we had no hesitation to go back when we needed a second one. This time we chose a contemporary design which was fully kitted out, saving us time, money and arguments. Same lad that did the first one is still working there and takes care with the finishing touches. Great company - would certainly recommend.
Chipping Campden Scouts Treasurer
Superb. I've just had a garage supplied and installed by Warwick, and have been very impressed with both the building itself and their customer service and support. The building was supplied and fitted ahead of schedule, which was nice. After initial installation there were a couple of minor snags, which Warwick addressed and put right first thing the next day. You can't ask for more than that. I would wholeheartedly recommend Warwick based on both the quality of their product and their customer service.
Excellent organisation, great products
Excellent organisation, great products, very "can-do" staff and outstanding customer service. Highly recommended.
Erection crew were tidy and co-operative
Erection crew were tidy and co-operative. Availability of lining important factor in my purchase. Satisfied customer.
Quality & Service 5 STARS
I chose Warwick Buildings simply because I went to the showroom, and they designed the building on the internet with me. Brilliant.
5 stars on every aspect, but an extra mention for the on site team as they did an excellent job installing my garden room
Really helpful staff with a can do approach.
Really helpful staff with a can do approach and a great show site that shows the quality of the products. The visit firmed up ideas for a new stable block and within budget.
Three super buildings
The first two buildings that we used for classrooms, were so good that we decided to dismantle one of the old sheds and have a new one in it's place. Thank you - the students and the staff are in heaven.
Fantastic service from start to finish - a job well done. Thanks!
We’re very happy with the quality.
I have previously purchased THREE double garages from Warwick Buildings, the first over twenty years ago is still standing, although unsurprisingly, we re-roofed it. Currently I'm awaiting a quote for a workshop - but the similar one they delivered and erected two years ago is still like new, no issues at all. We're very happy with the quality.
On site team fabulous.
Showroom excellent - Sales team efficient - On site team fabulous - Building magnificent - Coffee to die for (in showroom)
Everything I had hoped for.
I was unable to visit the show site and so was a little concerned as to what the build quality would be like. I needn’t have worried as when the product was delivered it was everything I had hoped for.
I was impressed
All 5 stars. I was impressed with the speed and the tidiness of the erecting of the garage, and the politeness of the team.
Fantastic service - the team are a credit to you. Thank you also for the recommendation of Daron for the concrete base
Many thanks to you and the installation team we are very pleased with our buildings that have been constructed over the past couple of days. They compliment the 2 garages and a pool shed which have been built on the property since 2004
Left the site immaculate
Gus who came to site were lovely. Very polite, professional and friendly. They left the site immaculate. 5 stars for everything else
We’re very pleased with the car port
Thank you - we're very pleased with the car port. The service from Warwick Buildings has been excellent at every stage.
On site team very pleasant & efficient
5 stars all round. Would recommend to friends. On site team very pleasant & efficient.
I found them great and the building I bought is quality
Well I'm just going to sell my 4 year old "traditional office" supplied by them as I don't use it much and came across these reviews. My office is (as stated) four years old. Still 100% water tight everything is perfect despite being under a tree all the time. I found them great and the building I bought is quality....
Well made and sturdy, never damp or wet inside, been well worth the money.
I've had one of these garages for around 12 years and can't fault it, well made and sturdy, never damp or wet inside, been well worth the money.
Worth the wait…
A long wait but worth it in the end. The installation team were brilliant, as were the office staff.
Loving the office
Loving the office. Quality product, thank you
John & Susan D
Work ethic was magnificent
5 stars. Is there anything else you would like to say? YES - where did you get your quality staff from? Work ethic was magnificent.
Good morning David, As you know Miles dropped over yesterday morning and sorted out the problem with the bifold doors on my new office. Thank you very much for responding so promptly and resolving the problem. Great service. Regards, Louise P
Everything was exactly as promised - thank you!
We love our new garden office
Thanks for an outstanding buying experience. From the start, Warwick Buildings have been fantastic. The delivery & build team were great! We love our new garden office.
Excellent on site team
Local customer and was recommended. The on site team were excellent, as were the office staff. 5 stars too for the showroom and website. Would certainly use you again if I moved house.
Mr N Taylor
Superb customer service
Super customer service. 5 Stars to all aspects of the purchase - many thanks. Just for information - I was recommended.
They were excellent
Just to commend your onsite team - they were excellent
Visited here to get an idea of the possibilities for a new garden office workshop we are looking to have built. They have examples of the various buildings that appear on the website, makes it a lot easier to picture the options, and to get real idea of scale. The gentlemen we spoke to was very helpful. Now just need to put our design on paper.
We are delighted with our Contemporary Garden Office
We are delighted with our Contemporary Garden Office. From visiting your beautiful showroom, right to finishing , all has been excellent. Very helpful staff, clear and easy to use website, very pleasant team who erected building. Well made, well insulated, great value. Thank you very much.
Mr & Mrs Bunce
Recommended by a friend
A friend recommended me to Warwick Buildings. Glad they did. 5 stars all round.
Mr K Bailey
See google review
Not many people add a Google review as well as sending back their aftersales questionnaires. Mike was delighted with the new garden office and rated the office team as outstanding, and the on site team as excellent. The full review is on Google.
Fantastic service all round
Fantastic service all round. We're really pleased with our garage and extend our thanks to everyone at Warwick Buildings
A job well done
Right from start to finish Warwick Buildings have been very professional. The website was easy to use and I liked that I could get a price for the office that I wanted to have. It's a great way for a customer to customize the shed and have an instant price. Then the showroom was amazing, with great coffee too! The waiting time didn't worry me as it showed me you were busy, so it actually gave me confidence... and time to get my ducks in order. Finally the day arrived and fortunately the sun was shining. We were amazed to see how everything fitted together so accurately, and soon after the bacon sandwiches, the building was up. This left plenty of time for the finishing touches to be done, so that just after lunch my new office was ready for me to decorate. Please thank the onsite team and the office staff, as they have been polite and courteous throughout the whole process. A job well done.
I am very happy
I am very pleased with my new garden office and with the service + support received from the office + onsite teams. The attention to detail is excellent everywhere and I thought this was worth mentioning. I am very happy.
Excellent service – as always
I'm a previous customer (as you know) and this is my 3rd garage from you. Excellent service as always - I'm delighted with the garage. Thanks
Great to the see garage erected so quickly. It looks good.
Great to the see garage erected so quickly. It looks good.
Five Stars All Round
After an extensive internet search I chose Warwick Buildings for my home office. Thank you to the entire team. Easy to understand price builder, great sales team, fabulous on site team. 5 Stars all round.
So professional & efficient
Positive experience from first call to your office requesting brochure, to erection of office on site. The on site team were amazing - so professional and efficient.