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Considerations before Installing a Log Cabin as a Garden Office

Working from Home

Three years ago, the office of national statistics reported that 4.2 million people work from home, the equivalent of 13.9 percent of people in employment in the UK, see figure 1 for regional figures. This is the highest percentage since records began in 1998, and seems to be a trend that is set to continue.

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Figure 1 – Source: Office for National Statistics

Benefits of working at home include:

  • No stressful commute
  • No commuting costs
  • More time with the family
  • Less distractions if you are working alone
  • A better work life balance

However the home environment often comes with distractions, and for many people finding a private space to dedicate to work is an issue. An ideal solution would be to take your work outside and create a garden office.

Log Cabins – The Popular Choice for a Garden Office

Due to the increase in people choosing to work from home, the popularity of garden office structures and log cabins has increased. Log cabins are a stylish and efficient way to maximise the potential of your outside space. Typically cheaper than extending a property and much faster to construct, a log cabin garden office adds value to a property with much less hassle and provides a perfect solution for your home office needs.

Before embarking on the process of building a log cabin in your garden there are a few things you should consider:

Securing your Garden Office

Log cabins used as a garden office are often situated at the far end of the garden, well away from the main house so they are as private and quiet as possible. Often garden offices are filled with expensive equipment, including computers, phones or industry specific tools. Offices also usually contain important documentation, often financial records. It is important that you consider how to protect these valuable. At Creative Living Cabins we offer a range of door locking mechanisms  but we would recommend an added level of security and privacy for your property and garden office with an electric gate. We often work with Gate-a-mation who offer electric gates which not only provide a barrier to entry but act as a deterrent and visual block to potential thieves.

Log Cabin Insulation

A large proportion of our lives are unfortunately consumed by work, so it is important that during the working day you are warm and comfortable. When considering your new garden office it is important you think about how the log cabin will be insulated. At Creative Living Cabins we offer cavity wall insulation as standard with all our log cabins, as well as double glazing for all year round warmth and comfort.

Garden Office Site Preparation

As with all garden buildings, preparing the ground is really important before starting work on your garden office. Problems with invasive and tenacious weeds, such as Giant Hogweed and Japanese knotweed are surprisingly common – knotweed removal, in particular, is very difficult to eradicate without the help of Japanese knotweed specialists. Knotweed removal is essential as left untreated it can easily cause significant structural damage to log cabins or any other garden buildings. Luckily, there are recommended specialist knotweed solutions that will get rid of the pest. Don’t let Japanese knotweed ruin your garden office log cabin, take the time to prepare the groundwork, and let the experts apply their tried-and-tested knotweed solutions.

It is a fact that log cabins are more susceptible to insect and rodent damage so it’s really important to ensure that your garden office log cabin is sourced from a reputable supplier, such as Creative Living Cabins, with properly treated and sealed wood.

Log Cabin Layout

Working from home can be suitable for a variety of people with very different business needs. It is important to consider how you will be making use of the space available in your garden and what your requirements are of a garden office space. For example a fine artist may require a quiet private outdoor space but with plenty of natural light to provide the right conditions for painting. An architect might require a vast amount of desk space to layout drawings, or a consultant would need space for private working as well as room to meet with clients. Creative Living Cabins offer a free bespoke log cabin design service for you to decide on the exact layout to suit your needs, that is if our extensive range of log cabins doesn’t quite match your specific garden office requirements.  

Come and visit us to view and choose from our substantial range of beautifully crafted office log cabins, and begin your new balanced home work lifestyle!

 

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Need a Garden Home Office in London?

Timber garden home offices from Creative Living Cabins home create an ideal working environment

 

Combine the convenience of being close to home but away from the everyday distractions that might impact upon your creativity and productivity.

According to a recent survey, home workers are “happier and more productive” than their counterparts who battle the London traffic congestion or over crowded Tube to get to work. Little wonder then that creating your own work space in your very own back garden has become hugely in vogue.

Our garden home offices typically cost less than a home-extension or a loft conversion, add potential value to your property, and can be constructed in a fraction of the time.

A timber garden home office can also usually be built without the delays or cost associated with planning permission issues. Timber garden home offices provide comfort, secure and professional working environment. They are environmentally friendly and undoubtedly add style and kudos to your professional persona.

Our garden offices are constructed from Siberian spruce with an interlocking plank system. This method is superior in every aspect to the conventional panel options offered by other manufacturers. Your garden office is built using a double tongue and grooved wind lock system that is a natural barrier to the elements. This is available on all our garden offices with a 35mm wall and above.

Your garden office in London will have double glazing and insulated cavity calls to provide the extra warmth and comfort for the all year round ambiance. In addition, if you should have your own design or layout in mind for your garden office, we offer a free‘bespoke log cabin design service for those looking for something more individual and unique.

All our garden offices come with a 12 month guarantee on all materials and workmanship.

If you live in London, and want to find out more about our top quality garden home offices, simply get in touch. Please call us for more information about your garden office, or come and see the Cabins for yourself at one of our display villages in Surrey.

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Devon Cabin

Featured here is our Devon Cabin. The Devon Cabin can be utilised for a variety of uses, so whether you need a garden home office, summerhouse or children’s playroom the Devon Cabin is a popular choice.
Click here to visit our Devon page for further details
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Making life easy when working from home

Working from home can be great but how are you for not nipping off to just do that something! Have you ever considered a log cabin office, we have some great ideas for home offices.

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Garden office installation – video on YouTube

Garden office installation

View a video made by one of our customers about the installation of his new garden home office

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