What to expect from your on-site consultation?

The first step is often the most daunting when it comes to building your garden building. With so many regulations you need to comply with for permitted development our professional team of surveyors are here to guide you every step of the way.

During the site-based consultation we will assess the following

  • Location: Depending on your location, permitted development rights can vary. It would be useful to know if you are in a conservation area, AONB or may have permitted development restrictions prior to our meeting. However, do not worry if you don’t know. We can find out for you.
  •  Access: There are various parts to the building which will require a large amount of material shifting. As a general rule if we can get a wheel barrow to the building it’s not a problem. Should we need the use of a concrete pump or disassemble and reassemble machinery to bring it through your house a surcharge will be made.
  •  Power: Whilst there the surveyor will discuss with you how you would like the armoured cable to be run (in a trench or clipped to a fence). This will have a bearing on the final cost. They will also assess the distance from your existing consumer unit to the building, is your consumer unit sufficient and safe enough to use and where is the consumer unit located in your house.
  •  Size: Our surveyor will mark out the building footprint so you can get a feel for how much space you have.
  •  Upgrades: Once we have finished in the garden and you have decided on which of our buildings you would like to have, we can discuss any alterations or upgrades you would like to add. All of your buildings come ready to use and a turn key service is provided. However, some clients like to add a bespoke feel and finishing touches. Our full upgrade list and prices are on our brochure.
  •  Dates: Finally, should you be ready to do so we can discuss provisional install dates that suit you.

Once the surveyor as completed the meeting, we will type up the finalised quotation and send it over to you for approval.

If the above all sounds of interest and you would like to book a consultation do please give us a call on 01403 586068 or email info@optimumgardenbuildings.co.uk

Working From Home

2020 and 2021 have been different in so many ways. From national lockdowns, furlough schemes and so many people being asked to stay at home, having the additional space in order to remain productive has never been more important. At Optimum Garden Buildings we aim to facilitate the transition from working in the house to working in a bespoke built garden office. There are many reasons why people choose to build a garden office. We have listed some of the key factors below.

  • You will be able to relocate your computer, desk and chair. Freeing up more space for entertaining.
  • Your morning commute will be non-existent, allowing you to spend more time on the things that matter to you and saving a huge amount of money on fuel and rail fares.
  • You can close yourself away from the general noises of the house. Thereby increasing your focus.
  • Our garden buildings are not just offices. They are often used as the following:
    • Gymnasiums
    • Yoga Studio
    • Art Studio
    • Cinema Rooms
    • Mancave
    • Games Rooms
    • Pool House
    • Garden Bar
    • Summer House
    • Hobby Room

Not only that but our Duo garden building also comes with a built in storage area for mowers, bikes and other unsightly garden machinery.

Here are some figures to cement our case:

  • £135,000 is the amount the average UK employee will spend on commuting in their lifetime.
  • Commuting into London from the surrounding counties on average costs £305 per month. Meaning in your lifetime it could cost up to £197,377.
  • On average 98% of an employees work related carbon footprint is generated on their commute. Removing the need to commute will have a huge impact on saving our planet.