Do you handle planning permission?
If you do need planning we will supply all elevation and layout drawings together with material samples as required. There is no charge but we will look for a commitment to proceed once planning has been achieved.
What do I have to look out for regarding planning?
There have recently been changes to the planning and regulations for outbuildings such as garden studios and garden offices. Visit the government’s Planning Portal which has a wealth of information on planning.
Do you charge for delivery?
We keep delivery charges as reasonable as possible and will advise cost when we know your location.
What are the technical specifications for a build?
You can see our technical specifications for a typical garden office here.
What are 25 series garden offices?
Our 25 series are flat roofed garden rooms that are less than 2.5m high and can be built up to a boundary in accordance with government regulations. See the government’s official PDF on “Permitted development for householders” for more information.
Do you install service connections? (Such as water, gas, electricity)
With the electric and water (if applicable) these are fairly straight forward to fit and the cost will depend upon where you site your unit and its proximity to the main house.
With the Capel garden studio you will need to check the level of your existing sewage system prior to ordering to ensure that a gravity pipe can be laid if this is not possible you will need a pumped system.
How is payment handled? Terms
25% down with order (35% for the Gembeam range). Residual amount to be paid by cheque upon delivery.
How long will a garden office take to construct?
A garden office typically takes between 5-8 weeks lead in with 3/8 days on site depending on building size and complexity.
What is the life time of a Gembuild garden building?
Almost unlimited if a garden building is maintained correctly. Flat roofs come with a 25 year guarantee.
What do you like for tea?
We will drink as much tea and coffee as possible and are particularly partial to plain chocolate biscuits. Bacon sandwiches are seen as a bonus! 🙂
I can’t find the information I am looking for?
If you are unable to find what you are looking please feel free to contact us, we are happy to help. Call us on 0800 096 5466.