Choosing your Modern Garden Room
At Ace Garden Rooms, we know that one size doesn’t fit all. That’s why we offer architecturally designed garden buildings, each of which can be fully customised to best suit your requirements and personal taste. Whether you are looking to build a light and airy garden office to work from, a fully equipped home recording studio, perhaps a home gym, relaxing treatment room or a blissful summerhouse, our designers will seek to make the optimum use of the space you have available whilst ensuring that you are happy every step of the way.
Unsure? We will discuss with you all of the options available and any site preparation required before installation and prepare you your all inclusive quotation.
Take a look at our range of stylish garden rooms
With the change in the weather you may be thinking that your garden room is now out of bounds? Think again! All of our garden rooms come fully insulated, with double glazed windows, draft proof materials as well as heaters which means all you now have to think about is how you can update your decor to create a warm and cosy feel in your garden room for the winter months.
In the summer months, you can rely on the natural light so much more than in the winter. You may have bright overhead lights but these can be quite trying on your eyes over the hours and if you are using your garden room for relaxation, for watching films and so on, you will want something warm and soft. Try adding some tall lamps into the corners of the room, add some table lamps and maybe have a dimmer switch installed if possible? This will provide your room with a warm glow rather than a dazzling brightness.
Invest In A Woodburning Stove
It is completely doable to have extras added to your garden room just as you would do in your home and a woodburning stove is a great way to create a warm and cosy feel. If you don’t want to go the whole hog with a real fire, you can also purchase electric versions which give a similar effect but without the need for fiddling around with wood, paper or firelighters. Imagine curling up next to this with a good book on a dark.
Do you have questions? Ask us how to achieve the perfect space for you and your loved ones.
Can you put a wood burner in a garden lodge?
A wood burning stove can be installed in a garden lodge but there are a few factors that you need to consider.
Roofing – the type of roof you have on your garden room will dictate the height that the chimney will have to rise above the roof. If the roof is potentially flammable, the height of the chimney will be greater than if the roof is fireproof.
Stove size – contemporary garden rooms are so well insulated that you’ll only need a small stove to heat the room. Make it too large and the heat might be so unbearable that you never use the stove or will be forced to open the doors on a winter’s day to cool off. Typically, a wood burner in garden room needs to have an output no larger than 5kw. Most stove manufacturers make stoves small enough, with some specialising in burners for narrow boats and garden structures.
Do you need planning permission for a log burner?
A frequently asked question is does a garden lodge with wood burner require planning permission?
As a general rule, you won’t need planning permission, but there are a number of points that you will need to consider:
You can add a stove to your house without planning permission, but not necessarily to a garden or ancillary building. If you live in a conservation area, or your main property is listed, it’s likely you will need planning permission for a garden room with log burner.
If you live in a smoke-free area you will need to ensure that your burner complies with the regulations. There are a number of ‘clean burn’ stoves available which would be ideal.
You should also consider carefully how smoke from the flue will affect your neighbours. Wood smoke can be harmful to health, so it would not be unreasonable for neighbours to object if smoke from a garden lodge with log burner was blowing continually across their property.
A wood-burning stove installed in your garden room must satisfy all the necessary building regulations.
You must install a carbon monoxide alarm in a garden lodge, garden room or summer house with log burner fitted.
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