Garden Rooms & Offices

Ideal for home offices, home gyms, man caves, hobby rooms and outdoor bars

Specifications

Cladding Pressure treated Shiplap, Feather Edge Cladding or naturally preserved Cedar cladding.
Framing Scandinavian redwood 75mm x 40mm framing is the basis of all garden rooms and offices.
Wall Design Five layer wall section: External cladding, vapour barrier, redwood framing, insulation and internal lining board - creating a 100mm thick wall section.
Single Pitch Roof Design Five layer system: 9mm plywood internal ceiling, 125mm roof joists, 12mm OSB3 roof boards, breathable felt and external steel sheets onto a single sloped roof.
Dual Pitched Roof Design Vaulted ceiling: 9mm plywood internal ceiling, 125mm roof joists, 12mm OSB3 roof boards, breathable felt and a felt shingle external roof covering.
Insulation Choice of 50mm RWA45 acoustic Rockwool or 50mm PIR insulation in walls and roof. 70mm PIR insulation in floor.
Doors & Windows Double Glazed u-PVC doors & windows in a choice of colours. Aluminium doors & windows are standard on the Modern Office range and as an optional extra on all other ranges.
Electrics Inclusive of 3 x double sockets, 1 x switch and internal LED spotlights. First fix wiring is hidden in the cavity. Customers will need an electrician for the final internal connections. Additional sockets & switches are available as options.
Assembly Assembly is included within the overall cost of the building depending on your location. Supply only is also available should you prefer this option.
Delivery Our garden rooms and offices are designed in a sectional format so that customers with difficult access can still purchase our products. As long as the doors (bi-fold or patio) can get to the site then in most cases a suitable building can be supplied.

Case Study

Shed & Breakfast

During a pretty dramatic renovation of their home which included taking off the roof, ripping up the floors and knocking down every single internal wall!

Daisy & Jon revelled in shed dwelling during the two years it took to rebuild their home, and are delighted to show you what eventually became a main source of income.

Case Study

Working from home

With his business thriving, Greg needed an office at the back of his garden so that he could keep his work and personal life separate. He contacted us, as his neighbour had recently had their second building from us, whereby we initially discussed the design at our showroom. Watch Greg take you through the steps from start to finish, as we supplied and installed his garden office at the top of his garden.

FAQ's

Do you have any recommendations for groundwork contractors?

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

What groundwork is required for garden offices?

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).

What happens if trees are not cut down?

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.

Is my garden room/office suitable for year round use?

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.

The size I required isn’t listed, can you still build it?

The price list has been created to give a price for our most common sizes. If you require a different size to fit in a space available, please contact us to get an accurate price.

Because each building is individually created for you, a guide for the price would be the closest to the size that you are looking to have. Please do get in touch on 01926 815757 and talk to us about your project.

What makes some timbers more expensive than others?

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.

How long will my building take to build on site?

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.

How long will my building last?

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.

What is the lead time?

The lead time for a building is usually 10 – 12 weeks, however this can be longer during peak periods.

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)

Is tanalised timber waterproof?

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.

Are all hardwoods more solid than softwoods?

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.

Can my garden room be used as a music studio?

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.

Why is the groundwork not included?

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.

Whilst we have tried suspended floors on small concrete pillars, we found them to have more movement and bounce, as timbers bridging the gap between supporting pillars tend to bend over time with gravity and the weight within in the building. Increasing the thickness of the floor bearers to reduce bounce will reduce the height of the walls for buildings needing to be 2.5m high (planning). Customers have also experienced a place for rodents to hide under the building.

Ground supporting bases require the soil to be dug out and filled with compact hardcore before filling with concrete / 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.

How do I get internet to my garden room/garden office?

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.

Please explain the electrics?

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

Please explain the window options available?

We have suppliers for u-PVC and aluminium windows, all of which can be fitted into any of our buildings.

u-PVC Windows are the standard option for Garden Rooms and Offices due to their maintenance free properties. Available in a a choice of colours, but usually supplied in the popular Anthracite Grey or Black. The u-PVC windows can be fitted into any of our buildings and it is becoming increasingly more common to have them in garages and workrooms.

Aluminium is usually provided as bi-fold doors. Windows are available in Aluminium again available in a range of colours – with Anthracite grey being the most popular choice. You can select u-PVC as this also matches the Aluminium Bi-Fold doors.

Please explain the cladding options available?

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.

How much clearance do I need around my building?

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.

What can I have without planning?

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.

What maintenance is required?

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.

The Modern Office
Features an aluminium bi-fold door which is set into a recessed porch area with composite decking as standard. This building is clad in cedar, and includes two aluminium casement windows.

The Contemporary Office

A square fronted building with a similar look to the Modern design. The building come with one set of French double doors, two side screens and an opening window. The standard cladding is shiplap however, cedar can be upgraded as an option.

The Curved Roof Office
Available in one width and three depths, this beautiful design is clad in cedar and will bring any garden to life. Probably the most popular building in the range, it features French double doors, two screens and a window within the price. The decking and the extended side wall fills the 700mm overhang, which is included within the dimensions.

The Traditional
Where it all began in the year 2000 – this design comes with a pitched roof in two different heights. A single Georgian style personal door and two Georgian style windows are standard however, the door can be upgraded to a double door. Can be clad in any of the three cladding options and comes with a number of different roofing options.

The Studio
Very similar in design to the Traditional office, however the door and windows have been exchanged for French double doors and screens (or windows). Cedar cladding and cedar shingles make this a very pretty design for a countryside / cottage garden room.

The Pod
It is a similar design to the contemporary office however, the front includes a patio door and a window. The building has extended side cheeks and timber decking to the front elevation. Shiplap cladding is standard and cedar cladding is available as an option.

Planning Guide

Testimonials

  • 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.

    Mike Thornley

  • 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.

    Barney Smith

  • 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.

    Jamie Dorrance

  • 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.

    Mr Pygall

  • Superb.

    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.

    Chris Baker

  • Professional staff and a stunning product.

    Fantastic company. Did exactly what they said they would. Professional staff and a stunning product.

    James Smith

  • 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

    Sam

  • 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!

    Mr Young

  • 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

  • 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.

    Steve Harris

  • Brilliant Company

    Brilliant Company, have dealt with them on more than one occasion, outstanding staff and service, would certainly recommend

    Keith Walker

  • 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.

    David Holmes

  • Excellent organisation, great products

    Excellent organisation, great products, very "can-do" staff and outstanding customer service. Highly recommended.

    Andrew Murphy

  • 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.

    Richard Bowden

  • Fantastic service

    Fantastic service from start to finish - a job well done. Thanks!

    Mr Burnett

  • Very helpful.

    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.

    Dave Deacon

  • 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....

    Richard Jenkinson

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