What is the payment process?
As our garden rooms are made to order, our payments are split up into the following three stages.
- 50% initial deposit. This is used to secure your order and allows us to commence manufacturing your Spacetwo garden room.
- 25% upon delivery. This second payment is required when we arrive on site to erect your garden room.
- 25% upon completion. The final payment is settled once all works have been completed and you are 100% satisfied with your Spacetwo garden room.
How long will my Spacetwo Garden Room be guaranteed for?
We are so confident of the excellent quality and longevity of our Spacetwo Garden Rooms that each one comes with a 10 year guarantee.
Will my Garden Room require maintenance?
It depends on the finishes used. Our Spacetwo garden rooms are highly durable, solid and designed to have the same maintenance level of a typical house.
Spruce has an average life span of over 50 years and weathers beautifully to a natural Silver Grey patina. If you opt for Cedar or Larch cladding these also have long life spans and also turn to a natural Silver colour over time. If you opt for a painted finish to your exterior cladding this will require more maintenance.
What’s included in the cost of my Spacetwo Garden Room?
We will sit down with you to provide you with an individual quote and go through what is included for your specific Spacetwo Garden Room, and keep you updated with quotes for any extras.
Our prices include, dependent on quote:
Full installation of your garden room
Our prices do not include:
Excessive site clearance. This will be subject to a site survey before commencement.
Our sample price list represents some set sizes of buildings, to give you an indication of price, although we will always prepare a personal quotation to suit your individual requirments.
Can we have electricity to the garden room?
If you require electricity in your garden room, we will need to connect a power supply from the house. We can provide this within our quotation, or you can contract your own electrician to make the connection, however this must be done by a qualified electrician and meet building regulations.
Can we have WiFi and other gadgets?
This will be an obvious requirment if your garden room is going to be used as an office. We would be happy to provide a quote to meet your technological requirments.
Can we have a water supply to the garden room?
We would be happy to provide a quotation for this upon request.
What is the process from placing an order to us recieveing our garden room?
Once you have placed your order for your garden room it's surprisingly quick, providing you dont need planning permission. Once the design and specification has been agreed, and a 50% deposit recieved, we will work directly with Chiemgauer Holzhaus to produce your garden room and send it to the UK. This is approximately 12 weeks from ordering to us being on site. We can then begin the exciting phase of constructing your garden room. This normally takes between 5 and 15 working days depending on your chosen specification.
*We hope to provide you with your garden room within a 12 week period but this time may vary depending on how busy we are. A more accurate time scale will be discussed with you at the time of ordering your garden room.
Where in the UK do you cover?
We can provide garden rooms anywhere in the UK.
We are based in The North West in Derbyshire, Cheshire and Manchester and are close to the Peak District, High Peak, Hope Valley, Hathersage, Sheffield, Buxton, Chesterfield, Macclesfield, Prestbury, Wilmslow, Alderly Edge, Nether Alderly, Hale, Hale Barnes, Poynton, Cheadle, Bramhall, Glossop, Broom Hill, Motram St Andrew, Altrincham, Knutsford, Congleton, Chelford, Stockport, South Manchester and North Manchester.
Nationally we can cover the North East, Midlands, South East, South West, Scotland, Lake District and London.
Do I need planning permission?
It is the responsibility of the house owner and not Spacetwo to check if your building will fall under permitted development and not require planning permission.
Requiring planning permission takes into consideration the size of the structure, its location, and its intended use. These rules differ between England, Scotland and Wales.
We can assist and take care of the whole process on your behalf if you do require planning permission and would be hapy to provide you with a quote for this service.
If you are unsure whether planning approval will be required, you can contact your local planning authority and apply online here
Below is a summary from the government planning portal to help you decide if you would need planning permission. These are extracts from the English planning portal and are general guidance and not a definitive answer.
Outbuildings are considered to be permitted development, not requiring an application for planning permission, provided all the conditions are met.
- On designated land outbuildings to the side of the house are not permitted development. Designated land includes national parks and the Broads, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, conservation areas and World Heritage Sites.
- Outbuildings are not permitted development within the grounds of a listed building.
- In national parks, the Broads, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and World Heritage Sites the total area to be covered by any outbuildings more than 20 meters from any wall of the house must not exceed 10 square meters to be permitted development.
- Outbuildings are not permitted development forward of the principal elevation of the original house. The term original house means the house as it was first built or as it stood on 1st July 1948 if it was built before that date.
- Outbuildings and other additions must not exceed 50% of the total area of land around the original house. Sheds and all other buildings and extensions to the original house must be included when calculating this 50% limit.
- To be permitted development, any new building must not itself be seperate, self-contained, living accomodation and must not have a microwave antenna.
- Outbuildings must be single storey with a maximum eaves height of 2.5 meters and maximum overall height of 4 meters with a dual pitched roof, or 3 meters in any other case.
- If the outbuilding is within 2 meters of the property boundry the whole building should not exceed 2.5 meters in height.
- Balconies and verandas are not permitted development. Raised platforms such as decking are permitted development provided they are no higher than 300mm.
- Containers, such as those used for domestic heating purposes, must not exceed 3,500 liters capacity to be permitted development. The other permitted development conditions, which apply to outbuildings listed above also apply to containers.