Relaxing & Exquisite Garden Bedrooms

At English Heritage Buildings Ltd. we are dedicated to designing and building high-quality oak timber frame garden rooms. Every project begins with green oak, sustainably sourced from managed woodlands, and then we get to work creating the perfect space for you and our garden. Garden rooms offer a versatile space to host, entertain, and relax – and what better place is there for relaxation than a bedroom?


Designing and Building Your Garden Bedroom

When making initial plans for your garden bedroom project, it is important to consider how you can make the space as comfortable as possible. Every self-contained living space should be fitted with an ensuite, for example, and plenty of windows to allow for natural light. However, as with all living spaces, you will require planning permission and, possibly, building regulations.

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Will a Garden Bedroom Always Require Planning Permission?

Garden rooms are known to not require planning permission – and the garden rooms we offer are no exception, as long as the project falls within specific boundaries and height restrictions, it should not be permitted development. 

However, when building a garden room with the intention of converting it into a bedroom or other living space, planning permission and building regulations become a requirement of the law. If you need help applying, we have a comprehensive guide to planning permission

Can I Convert an Existing Garden Room Into a Bedroom?

If you already have a garden room and want to convert it into a functioning garden bedroom, you can. But there are important considerations that you should take into account when putting together plans. Aside from essential planning permission and building regulations,  you should also check the garden room is properly insulated and double-glazed. For more information, we have a helpful guide to insulating your garden bedroom.

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Benefits of Choosing EHBP


Our Range of Garden Bedrooms

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How Much Will a Garden Bedroom Cost?

There is a lot to take into account when it comes to pricing. The best way to get an accurate estimate is to apply for a bespoke quote, but to give you an idea of the figures you should expect, we estimate most garden rooms will fall between £5,000 and £30,000. 
For a garden bedroom, you will be looking at the higher end of the scale, as a self-contained living space will need several additions, like plumbing and heavy-duty insulation. If you would like help with financing options, we recommend Pegasus.

Alternatives to a Garden Bedroom

If you would prefer not to worry about planning permission, there are plenty of other ways you can utilise a contemporary garden room. Our catalogue of designs is bursting with potential, but if you would prefer a personal touch, we can also accommodate a bespoke design. Do you need ideas for your garden room? Depending on your plan and the size of the build itself, you could use any one of the following ideas.

  • Summer house – Styled like a lakeside log cabin or a bright retreat with open french doors, a summer house can be the perfect direction to go with your garden room. It is styled but leaves enough room to repurpose the space later.
  • Home office – A garden office or garden studio is the ideal set-up, especially while you might be working from home. Keep everything you need in one place, so you never lose a thought. And what’s more, a garden office space allows you to close the door to work at the end of the day – freeing up your leisure time at home.
  • Games room – With a simple table and chairs and a well-stocked bar, your garden room could become a games room in an instant. A vibrant and secluded space to enjoy quality time and fun with friends and family, all year round.
  • Garden Gym – A garden room gym is ideal if you are looking to nail that weekly exercise routine. Nothing beats having the gym just outside your home, and with all the right equipment, there is no excuse to skip a session. 

Start Planning Your Garden Bedroom Today

All things considered, a garden bedroom is a wonderful way to free up space in your home for guests or little outdoor getaways for yourself and others. With fully-insulated options and the finest quality timber frame, you can trust your brand new garden bedroom will be fit for purpose. We offer a whole collection of designs for you to browse, which include designs that are ready and waiting or, for a touch of something unique, we have bespoke options too.

However you want your garden room prepared, we are here to help and advise.

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Is Your Construction Process Covid-19 Friendly?

We are doing everything possible to keep our work Covid-19 friendly throughout the process, from the first stages of timber grading and manufacturing to the final stages of signing off and delivery. This means taking all the proper precautions and carrying out tasks under the strictest safety measures, while following the latest guidelines. 

Our staff always wear masks and keep to social distancing rules while working.

How Long Will My Small Garden Room Take to Deliver?

Once we’ve received confirmation that you’re happy with the design of your new garden building or home extension (including the deposit payment, together with signed drawing, quotation, and terms and conditions), we will prepare your kit and get it sent out to you. 

We’ll be happy to deliver anywhere in the UK or the Channel Islands and any kit we put together should be sent to its intended destination within six to eight weeks of being signed off.

How Long Will My Small Garden Room Take to Install?

How long it will take to build and install your kit all depends on the size and design of the product that was purchased. Small freestanding garden buildings, for instance, may take between several weeks and a month for the work to be complete. On the other hand, you may expect it to take longer if you are building a large garden room with a veranda, while times can also vary if you are planning on building a lean-to or an extension attached to a house.

Will Anything Else Affect the Cost?

f you’ve been wondering how to prepare your budget so it can accommodate a small garden room or an extension for your home, there may be a few extra factors to consider:

1. Your intended use for the space (whether it is to be an office, living area, kitchen extension, etc.)

2. The style of frame or the cross-section

3. The type of timber you’d like for the joinery, cladding, and rafters

4. Any access or security requirements

If you are already in the final stages of planning for a garden room or extension and you haven’t yet thought about these elements, there’s no need to worry. When you get in touch with us, one of our members of staff will be happy to discuss each of them with you, so you can choose the best kit for your budget.

If you’d like to learn more about our timber and oak framed garden rooms, or have any further questions, our FAQs page may have the answers you’re looking for.

Why Choose English Heritage Buildings?

We are oak frame specialists, with nearly 40 years of experience producing high-quality oak buildings, and this expertise is demonstrated through both our industry accreditations and our awards.

Q-Mark Certified

English Heritage Buildings holds a BM Trada Q-Mark for our oak framed buildings, the only UK company to do so. This showcases the unbeatable quality of our products.

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Business Award Winners

We were proud to recently receive the South East Best Rural Manufacturing Business Award.