Have you always dreamt of a glorious garden room but been put off by the price?
Well, for those who are handy with a hammer (or know someone who is!), the affordable solution to getting your hands on a garden room is to dabble in DIY and build it yourself!
Thanks to years of invaluable experience designing and constructing a wide range of modern garden pods, our expert team know a thing or two about building garden rooms.
So much so, that we’ve created a selection of self-build garden room kits specifically for avid DIYers and those searching for a low-cost alternative to a ready-made garden room.
Below, we take a detailed look at garden rooms and their functionality to help you decide whether this type of building would make a fitting addition to your outdoor space.
Then, we explain the benefits of constructing your own garden room and go through the step-by-step building process, so you know what to expect if you do decide to undertake this satisfying project!
What is a garden room and what can they be used for?
Put simply, a garden room is an insulated building separate to your main residence which is, as the name suggests, located in your garden.
Varying in size, shape, style, and material, garden rooms can look very different from one another and perform a wide range of different functions.
The real beauty of a garden room is that each and every one is unique. As a result, they can be used for a variety of activities and designed to suit the personal preferences of the builder or homeowner as well as the shape and layout of the garden.
Regardless of whether you want to create a dedicated space for your physical workout equipment, a relaxing entertainment room that can be used all year round, or a peaceful home office, a garden room can fulfil all these functions.
What’s not to like?
Why should you build a garden room?
If the idea of additional living space with a personalised use isn’t enough to get you reaching for your tools, simply carryon reading to discover some of the various benefits to building a garden room.
Regardless of whether you want to build a garden room yourself or commission a builder to lend a helping hand, there are plenty of advantages to taking a DIY approach.
Easier than extending
If you like to make your home renovations fuss-free, then opting for a garden room construction project could be ideal. Building a garden room is often easier than extending into the loft, creating a ground floor extension, or even knocking down interior walls. This is because the project is completely separate to your existing home, causing minimal disruption to any current electrics, gas lines, or decoration, and often doesn’t require planning permission either!
Add value to your home
Keen to add value to your property? These garden rooms count towards the square footage of your home, so they can be instrumental to helping you to achieve a higher asking price if you do decide to sell your property. Even if you don’t, they’re certainly considered an asset that won’t depreciate the value of your home.
To take on a challenge
If you really want to put your DIY skills to the test(and save money in the process), building your own garden room presents a fantastic opportunity. Not only will the completion of this significant construction project be incredibly satisfying for any self-confessed DIYer, but it also gives you a chance to hone your building skills.
Make the most of your garden
Many of us Brits tend to avoid the garden during the cooler months, only venturing out there when it’s warm enough to light the barbeque. However, if you choose to construct a garden room in your outdoor area, you can make the most of your garden all year round. You could even add a log burner to your garden room to create a cosy feeling while watching the snow whirl around outside!
Instead of spending significantly more money on a team of experts to assemble your chosen garden room from an off-the-shelf selection, you’ll be able to dramatically cut labour costs if you decide to DIY the project. Plus, you’ll also save on material costs if you use reclaimed or unwanted construction materials to form the basis of your garden room.
How to build your own garden room
Naturally, the best method to construct a garden room will depend on the type of material/s you’re using and the level of finish you want to achieve. However, there are some key steps that most garden room construction projects will need to include in order to ensure the building is both functional and structurally stable. We outline these steps below:
1. Create a design for reference
2. Prepare the area by clearing and levelling
3. Construct the frame
4. Install the doors and windows
5. Add insulation
6. Clad the frame
7. Cover the roof
8. Deck out the interior
If starting from scratch and enlisting architects to create a garden room design feels like too much of a mammoth task, then why not consider exploring our DIY garden room kits from Vivid Pods?
These convenient kits include full assembly instructions, pre-cut SIP panels (Structurally Insulated Panels), a full fixing kit, an installation guide, and even ongoing email and phone support from our expert team.
Build your own garden room with Vivid Pods
If you’d like to take on the exciting challenge of overseeing the entire construction of your very own den of tranquillity/workout space/productive office (make it what you want!), then you’ve come to the right place.
Here at Vivid Pods, we’ve created a range of DIY garden room kits that allow you to build your own garden room quickly and easily – all for a fantastically affordable price!
Based in the lively city of Bristol, our expert team have worked hard to create two DIY garden room kits – our Starter DIY Kit and our Complete DIY Kit. Both have a SIP (Structural Insulated Panel) envelope – a durable and long-lasting construction material that’s well-suited to residential projects – and come complete with fixings and instructions to ensure easy assembly.
Our Starter DIY Kit is ideal for avid DIYers that want to source some of their own materials to create a unique and personalised finish to their garden room.
The Complete DIY Kit, on the other hand, comes with all the premium construction materials you need to build a garden room to an impressively high standard.
If you’d like to dig into the DIY kit details a little more, please feel free to call our helpful and experienced customer service team today by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or filling in our handy online enquiry form.
Regardless of how you choose to contact our knowledgeable team, you can rest assured that we’ll be in touch soon to find out more about your specific garden room requirements. We look forward to hearing from you!