Article written by LGS

Discover the ins and outs of designing and building a bespoke garden room in our comprehensive guide. From understanding the role of an architect to navigating planning rules and DIY construction, we cover everything you need to know. Whether you're seeking a tranquil retreat or a bustling garden office, learn how to transform your garden into a functional, beautiful space with London Garden Space.

Have you ever dreamed of having a tranquil, dedicated space in your garden where you can work, relax, or pursue your hobbies? A bespoke garden room might be the perfect solution. But you might be wondering, “Do I need an architect for a garden room? What are the rules for building a garden room? Can I build my own garden room?” Let’s explore these questions.


Do I Need an Architect for a Garden Room?

While not always necessary, an architect can bring invaluable expertise to the design of your garden room. They can help you maximize space, ensure the room blends seamlessly with your garden, and navigate any planning restrictions. However, many companies offering bespoke garden rooms provide comprehensive design services, eliminating the need for an architect.

What Are the Rules for Building a Garden Room?

In the UK, garden rooms often fall under ‘permitted development,’ meaning you don’t usually need planning permission. However, there are restrictions to consider, such as the room’s size, height, and location within your property. It’s always wise to check with your local planning authority before starting construction.


Can You Build Your Own Garden Room?

Absolutely! Building your own garden room can be a rewarding project. However, it requires a good understanding of construction and the right tools. If you’re not comfortable with DIY, consider hiring professionals. Our company offers full-service solutions, from design to construction, ensuring your garden room is built to the highest standards.


Designing Your Bespoke Garden Room

When designing your garden room, consider its purpose. Will it be a peaceful retreat, a bustling garden office, or a creative studio? This will influence the design and features you choose.

Natural light is crucial in any garden room. Consider incorporating large windows and doors to flood the space with light and create a seamless connection with the garden.


Building Your Bespoke Garden Room

Once you’ve finalized your design, it’s time to build. If you’re undertaking the project yourself, ensure you have a detailed plan and high-quality materials. If you’re working with a company London Garden Space, we’ll handle this stage, allowing you to sit back and watch your garden room come to life.



Designing and building a bespoke garden room can be an exciting journey, transforming your garden into a functional, beautiful space. Whether you choose to hire professionals or embark on a DIY project, the result will be a unique garden room tailored to your needs and style.

Explore our guide to designing and building a bespoke garden room. If you’d like to begin taking the first steps, then please contact our garden room specialists today. You can call us on 07899 091 971 or email us at and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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