Garden Room Architect

Garden room architect services are great if you just want an amazing garden room design and would like to benefit from our extensive experience in this field.

Let’s start from hearing what you have in mind, how would you like your garden creation to work and see where this will bring us. Usually it ends with an amazing space in your garden.

A talking point

To make your garden room a talking point we need to start with, well… talking. And it is the role of a garden room architect to find out all of the details we need to create your perfect garden room. We often hear that our clients are not sure what they want, but over the time we have found that even little breadcrumbs of information can matter a lot, so be ready to share your thoughts.

Design consultation

We come to your garden and start there. Often the place, its surroundings and location, gives us certain clues we often use in the design of your space. Our garden room architect will ask you about the ideas you have, how you are planning to use the space and many other questions which should give us all we need to prepare the design for you.

Design process

Back in our office we put all the information together and start working on your design. In around two weeks you will receive the presentation with material options, all features we think will benefit you and estimated price of the build (if you decide to use us to build it, that is). With 3D visualisation and animation you will be able to see exactly how your new structure will work in your garden.

Where to start

The best way to start your project is to fill in the form on the Get Started page and we will be in touch with you usually within 24 hours. We will have an initial conversation about your project and determine if we can help. If yes, we will schedule an initial call with our garden room architect, after which we will arrange the best time for a design consultation visit.

Wealth of experience

The main core of our business is design and build of unique, individually designed garden rooms. Offering design-only service allows you to use builders you know, but with the professional, highly specialised design from a garden room architect.

Each of our designs is not only a pretty drawing and interesting shape, but is created with constructing it in mind. There is always a possibility you will ask us to bring it to life, so we need to make sure that what we design is possible to build within a certain budget, and also practical to use and live with.

Garden rooms behave slightly differently than houses, therefore our experience in designing garden rooms comes very handy and guarantees you a perfectly balanced and practical space that works whatever the weather. With over 600 individual designs behind our belt we know what works and how to solve even the most complex assignment.

Your investment

The price list below explains the size of your investment and describes the level of service you will receive. If you have any question regarding any of the item below, simply let us know.

FREE

This is the price for our initial call and on-site design consultation meeting with our garden room architect. If you are more than 1 hour away from us we will offer a video call, or we will add a distance surcharge of £50 (and then £50 for each additional hour). For example, if you are less than 1 hour away from us, we don’t charge you anything, but if you are 5 hours away, we will add a surcharge for 4 hours.

From £270

Design of your garden room which will include 3D visualisations, animation video and PDF presentation file. It is delivered as a link for you to download all the files. The price starts with £270 for garden rooms under 15sqm, goes to £490 for buildings up to 30sqm, then to £710 for garden rooms up to 50sqm. All other (bigger or more elaborate designs are estimated individually, but they come to around £12 per sqm).

£1,700

Not required in 99% of cases. Certificate of Lawful Development drawings and submitted application to your local council with the help of our planning agent. It is a set of drawings required by each council and supporting statement letter (usually around 100 pages) with all the information about the project.

£2,600

Not required in 99% of cases. Planning Application drawings and submitted application to your local council with the help of our planning agent. It is a set of drawings required by each council, application form and application letter (usually around 100 pages) with all the information about the project.

From £870

Architectural and technical drawings of your completed garden room design. Those are delivered to you as a download and also as A3 printed pages, so you can pass them on to your own team. The price starts with £870 for garden rooms under 15sqm, goes to £1490 for buildings up to 30sqm, then to £2170 for garden rooms up to 50sqm. All other (bigger or more elaborate designs are estimated individually, but they come to around £40 per sqm).

Individual Estimate

The cost of building your garden room by A Room in the Garden team. We offer turn-key service, so all aspects of the project are taken care of. You can focus on your work, family or travel arrangements, leaving us in your garden. In this case your technical drawing fee is reduced heavily as it becomes part of your garden room estimate. Our garden room architect passes information to our own team. As they know how we work, those drawings do not need to be so prcise as for external teams.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will my garden room need planning permission?

In most cases not. We often hear from clients that their architect told them so and they would like to have it. Unfortunately we found out that a lot of architects do not specialise in garden rooms and their knowledge is not as up to date as ours. So before you apply for planning permission, let us look into your circumstances first.

How tall can the building be?

Under permitted development it could be between 2.5m and 4m depending where it will sit in your garden. If installed as a mobile home the limit is 3.05m (10 ft) between floor and ceiling. There is no restriction on the external height. Recommended height by us is 2.4m (7.87 ft) between the floor and the ceiling, as this gives a comfortable amount of room.

How quickly will I receive my completed design?

Usually within 2 weeks from our garden room architect consultation meeting, however if we spend a lot of time discussing various options this might take a little bit longer. We allow for two more revisions, which might take another 2 weeks each, so the latest you will have your design ready is 6 weeks. Please note that with our experience in 95% cases we get our designs perfect the first time.

Can you build it for me?

Of course we can. This is our main business activity – design and build of amazing garden rooms. Our Garden Room Architect service has been introduced to cater to those who already have their own team, live very far away from us (although we send our teams far as well) or simply are not ready to build yet. We hope you have seen the gallery of garden rooms we’ve built here: A Room in the Garden Gallery

Get Started

Whether you just started thinking about the possibility of having a garden room, or you want us to build your garden room, start your journey here.