Posts

Garden buildings for accommodation

Garden Buildings for Accommodation

Garden buildings make great accommodation annexes

Sometimes there comes a point where there is not enough space in your home and you simply need to expand. Or perhaps you need extra room to accommodate a dependent relative, for example an aging parent who will benefit from living very close by, or a son or daughter who is ready to fly the nest but simply doesn’t have the resources to afford their own property.

So, what are the options?

An extension or loft conversion is an obvious choice, but both are extremely expensive and will also disrupt the home for several months or more. Be prepared for a mess, dust everywhere, perhaps muddy footprints and the company of workmen walking about in your property for a seemingly never-ending period of time. If your extension involves knocking down walls to create access and new openings in load-bearing walls, also be prepared for cracks appearing in nearby walls and ceilings, existing doors suddenly not fitting as well as they used to because they’ve dropped, and an enormous amount of decorating and making good at the end of the process. Then there’s the ‘snagging’ stage, which can sometimes be like getting blood out of a stone, and don’t forget ‘budget creep’ as the extension runs into unforeseen problems and complications that, whichever way you look at them, always seem to cost you extra money.

Is there is an easier way?

Absolutely. Compared to the potential nightmare of traditional extensions and conversions, a timber-framed garden building is plain sailing. Firstly the cost will be a fraction of the price. Moreover, the time for construction will be days rather than months. There will be no walls to knock down, no cracks to make good and no dust to clear off every surface in the entire home. And your ‘visitors’, the workmen, will be gone before you even know it. In fact, most of the build will have happened before they even arrived. With modern timber-framed buildings, custom modules are made up in advance, making the assembly time on site incredibly fast. What’s more, all of the action takes place outside the home, not in it. Companies like Gembuild will do it all for you, right down to painting the fascias and woodwork in the colour or finish of your choosing, so you don’t have to. Such things are all included in the price. Take a look at a few Gembuild examples:

Read more

Shepherds-huts001

Garden offices come in all shapes and sizes – including Shepherd’s huts.

As society moves towards flexible working hours and more people are choosing to work from home, any addition of space adds value to a family’s overall quality of life. A garden office allows you to work from home and there are many cost effective savings that can be made in doing so.

Garden offices come in all shapes and sizes and there are no rules as to what a garden office should look like. Everyone has different tastes to cater for and Gembuild have kept right on trend by adding beautifully constructed Shepherd’s Huts to their portfolio.

The Shepherd Hut was originally, as the name suggests used by shepherds. They were purpose built mobile units, used by the shepherd to keep warm and dry during harsh weather conditions. They were designed so that the shepherd could have a panoramic view of their precious flocks. The star ingredients being that they were mobile, weather proofed and could easily be moved from field to field when required.
By popular demand, Gembuild have created a fabulous bespoke take on the original Shepherd Hut specification and with prices starting at just £4,220.00 including all taxes, this makes it a very tempting potential acquisition.

The Shepherd Hut is highly versatile. Opt for the premium package and for £9,257 including VAT you could be the owner of a beautifully crafted construction, completely kitted out with all the mod cons, including a romantic wood-burning stove. Read more on the specifications on our website.

Wood burning stove for our Shepherd Hut
If you are looking for a garden office building but want something less intrusive and a little bit quirky then the Shepherd Hut is for you.

The Gembuild basic Shepherd Hut is built on a static chassis but if you are looking for a more portable option then for an extra £480 your hut can be built using a rolling chassis. This would enable you to move it to different places within your garden or campsite if and when required.

Another added bonus is that it can easily be transformed into a guest annex for those occasions where you might require a little extra space to accommodate visits from friends and family.

But Shepherd huts aren’t just restricted to being used as alternative garden offices. The increasing popularization of the Glamping holiday has made campsite owners eager to cater for the new demand in glamorous camping. From teepees to yurts the shepherd hut is the latest addition to the Glamping repertoire. Individuals who would come up in a rash at the mere mention of camping are taking up the challenge. Relinquishing an engrained addiction to the hotel room they are trying out Glamorous camping and actually liking it.

So if you have been toying with the idea but aren’t quite sure about the logistics why not talk directly with Gembuild today. They are always happy to discuss your garden office requirements and will be able to offer a solution that meets both your needs and your price point.

Further information

Call 0800 096 5466 for further information or an informal chat (see the contact page for all further information).

Shepherds-huts005

Shepherds-huts006

Shepherds-huts004

Shepherds-huts003