Our process

We like to keep things simple. Send us an enquiry and one of the team will get back to you as soon as possible. We can also arrange a free, no-obligation site survey to take measurements and explore design options with you. 

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On-site survey

This is completely free with no obligation. The survey allows us to take measurements of the space and discuss with you suitable design options. Our team member will wear a protective face covering and keep their distance. Alternatively, we can arrange a virtual site survey if you prefer via video call.  

We use 3D technology and augmented reality to show you how the garden room will sit on your property. 

timber garden room with canopy outdoor space insulated

Product selection

How will you decide? We have a variety of excellent pre-designed garden rooms to choose from. Will it be an office? A home gym? A studio? Our spaces are flexible to suit your needs. We also offer a design service if you would prefer to build something more bespoke.

Add extras

There is an additional cost to connect an armoured electrical cable from the unit to your house. If you have an electrician, they can do this for you or you can use one of our own who will be happy to provide a quote. 

Other Extras Include:

  • Interior design
  • Office equipment
  • Gym equipment
  • Soundproofing
  • Hot Tub 
  • Built-in bar

The sky is quite literally the limit for this - take advantage of our network of suppliers and let us do the hard work for you. 

Prefabrication

All of our garden rooms are built in our very own factory in Ayrshire, Scotland. We currently have a 3-4 week turnaround for the fabrication, which begins after we take the deposit. During this part of the process we will arrange with you a suitable construction date. 

The exterior of your room is made from Siberian Larch. This is a beautiful wood from a tree grown in extreme arctic conditions, making it a tough and durable timber. With natural resin, it is especially resistant to decay.

Construction

For the foundations we use ground screws and a raised, timber-framed cassette floor. The beauty of our system is that it makes it simple to level an uneven site - so zero digging or groundwork is required beforehand. 

The construction at your home should take around 3-7 days depending on the size of the unit and weather conditions. This also includes the installation consumer unit, electrical sockets, lighting and light switch.

Et, voila! You can start to enjoy your garden room. 

10-Year guarantee

atHome, advanced design and quality is assured which is why we offer a 10 year guarantee against any structural defects to give you that extra peace of mind. This comes as standard for any of our builds, please read our terms and conditions for more information.  

FAQs

  • Do I need planning permission/ are there any boundary restrictions?

    All of our pre-designed units fit within standard permitted development guidelines UK-wide. The unit should sit at least 1 metre away from your boundary. If you wish to build a guest house, or have any specific requirements out-with these permissions, you may need approval from the council. We will be able to identify if any permissions are required at a site survey.  

    For more information on permitted development, please see guidelines relevant to your location: ScotlandEnglandN.IrelandWales.   

  • What preparations do I need to do before it is built?

    All you need to do is remove any obstacles such as trees, rocks, shrubs etc.  Anything over 300mm from level may require additional groundwork. 

  • What foundations do you use?

    For the foundations we use ground screws which are made of 70% recycled galvanised steel with a raised timber-framed cassette floor on top. The beauty of our system is that it makes it simple to level an uneven site - so no digging or groundwork is required beforehand. No mess, damage or concrete. You can read more about our foundation system here

     

  • What materials are they made from? 

    The cladding of our garden rooms are made from FDA-approved, construction-grade timber. We chose Siberian Larch for the exterior as it is environmentally friendly, low maintenance and extremely appealing visually. The taped and filled walls, ceiling and wooden floor are fully insulated with 100ml of glass wool and PIR boards. The windows and doors are PVC double-glazed and we use the latest, most advanced models to ensure maximum warmth and security. 

  • Will grass or weeds grow underneath?

    atHome installs a weed barrier membrane. Daylight won't reach underneath the garden rooms and therefore grass/weeds will not grow. 

  • Will it have power?

    The price includes the installation of a fully tested and certified consumer unit, electrical sockets, lighting and light switch. There is an additional cost to connect an armoured electrical cable from the unit to your house. This is because of the expertise and additional work required which can vary depending on the size of the garden and distance to your home’s distribution board. 

    If you have an electrician, they can do this for you or you can use one of our own who will be happy to provide a quote.  

  • Will it be heated?

    Your garden room will be fully insulated with reinforced glass fibre - an extremely strong and durable composite. The unit is also supplied with double glazed doors/windows and on top of that, even from our smallest of garden rooms we provide a Wi-Fi controlled heater as standard allowing you to heat up the room in advance from the comfort of your home. 

  • What are your lead times?

    All units are built in our very own factory in Ayrshire, Scotland. We currently have a 5 week turnaround for the fabrication, and then installation at your home should take approximately 3-7 days depending on unit size and weather conditions. 

  • What upkeep is required?

    Our units are all externally clad in Siberian Larch.  This type of timber has lots of natural properties making it low maintenance – it does not require any further treatment.  Over time it will weather to a natural silver-grey colour, so some people choose to add a translucent stain or coloured treatment. This is easy to apply at your own convenience if you choose to do so. 

  • Will the doors and windows be secure?

    All doors and windows are UPVC double-glazed as standard and supplied with a secure operating mechanism for ease of opening and locking. The door is fitted with a secure multi-point locking system and windows have lockable handles to provide maximum security. All doors and windows use insurance approved locks.  

  • Can I have a bespoke build?

    Yes! We have an expert team of experienced architects, designers and construction engineers who can bring your idea to reality. Just send us an enquiry by clicking below.  

  • Is it guaranteed?

    atHome, advanced design and quality is assured which is why we offer a 10-year guarantee against any structural defects. This comes as standard for any of our builds, please read our terms and conditions for more information. 

  • How long does it take to build?

    Construction at your home should take approximately 3-7 days. This all depends on the size of the unit and weather conditions. 

  • I’m interested. What are the next steps?

    Great! If you send us a message with your requirements and any questions you have, one of the team will get back to you shortly.