Help! Our garden is tiny, what can you offer?

The first in a series sharing customer's questions.  This customer was looking to fit a building in to a very tight space.

Customer Question:

Dear Garden Affairs, we need an extra space for an art studio.  Our house is bursting at the seams, and my husband is fed up with me leaving all my art materials out on the kitchen table. We are looking for a construction that can be placed very close to a garden boundary, because our garden is tiny!  I know a lot of garden buildings have to be half a metre from a boundary because of roof overhangs, which makes them unsuitable.

We want double glazing and insulation and electrics.  Is there a solution you can suggest which solves our problem?  We need about 3m x 2.5m with a flat roof under 2.5m to comply with planning regulations.  


For your garden we recommend a building from our Linea range.  The Linea range is a very attractive, contemporary design and is ideal for placing close to a boundary wall because it has no roof overhang.  The Linea buildings are constructed form larch wood a very durable timber that performs like a hard wood, therefore requiring little to no maintenance once installed. 
The building has pre-fabricated walls, meaning that it can be installed from the inside out (in other words our installers won't need to stand in your neighbour's garden to finish the building!)  You can also opt to have our Linea range pre-painted or stain finished at factory level from a wide range of colours.

Linea Contemporary Garden StudioAnother benefit of these buildings is that they don't normally require planning permission because they have a flat roof to 2.5m high, meaning you can place them close to your boundary.  

The buildings benefit from being insulated in the roof, floor and walls, meaning they can be used all year round.  We can offer either first fix cabling ready for your electrician to finish or full electrics with our qualified electrician (connection is quoted on site).  Electrics offered include heating, lighting and power, we also offer data cabling and a range of heating options.

We can quote you for a 3m x 2.5m building; all you will need to do is decide on the style of doors/windows you would like.  We recommend a visit to our display centre to see the wide variety of options available.   

Above is an example of a Linea building 3m x 3m (can be made 3m x 2.5m) offering plenty of natural light for your art activities from the glazed door/window to the front elevation.  The customer opted for a pale grey stain and white doors/windows. 

Linea Garden Rooms

Linea Garden Rooms

Fully insulated, contemporary, space saving take a look at our Linea Garden Rooms

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“Thank you for such a friendly, helpful and accommodating service and a cabin I'm very pleased with.... I've recommended you to quite a few people already and will continue to do so.”

Ms Webb, Stroud, Gloucestershire

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What our customers say...

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all at Garden Affairs for all your help and advice with selecting the Mini Garden Office..... I would also like to give a particular mention to the installers who came and fitted the unit. They were extremely courteous, hard working and professional and did not once complain about the weather! Those guys are a true credit to your company.”

Mr B, London

“Very impressed, looks better than I hoped. Really lovely finish and very sturdy. Worked exceptionally well. Top quality workmanship. All very polite and tidy - Thank you all for such a good job.”

Mr Burrows - Brighton

“Great team, great workers and a great product. Many thanks This is just a quick thank you note to let you know again just how delighted we are with the summerhouse. It has been a great pleasure to deal with you and your team throughout the whole project, and I have special praise for the crew that we had on-site during the few days it took to put the building together. Great team, great workers and a great product. Many thanks”

Mr R, Chesham, Buckinghamshire

“Building looks excellent. A great job done by all the team who were fast, tidy and very professional - well done guys.”

Mr Edwards - Southampton

“Thanks again to the guys doing such a good job today despite the bitter weather. They were quick but very thorough and careful. I certainly feel we have a very sound and secure garden building. They went through everything carefully on completion and left absolutely no mess. Really friendly and professional guys. I shall definitely recommend your company to anyone looking for a garden room or office. Service from start to finish from all members of the team (including the delivery guy) has been exceptional. Excellent customer…”

Mrs Goldstone - Reading

“Thank you for such a friendly, helpful and accommodating service and a cabin I'm very pleased with.... I've recommended you to quite a few people already and will continue to do so.”

Ms Webb, Stroud, Gloucestershire