Let’s Talk About Old Windows


We’ve all seen those neglected and decaying properties, but did you know that some of these old windows could be saved? We’ve been renovating old properties for years and we can help save your garden room.

Building Design

A garden room is not a new extension, so this does change the design process. A garden room needs to be designed in such a way that it works with the existing structure and doesn’t require significant structural work. It’s important to understand how your home will accommodate both the space you have, and the space you need for your new addition.

Adding value to your home by designing a new extension can be great if you’re looking for investment potential. However, if you’re simply looking for additional living space then it might be worth considering adapting an existing room or creating an entirely new one!

Planning Permission

Planning permission is required for all garden rooms, but this can be difficult to get.

You need to make a case for why the room should be allowed by explaining how it will improve your property and enhance your surroundings. The council will consider the impact on neighbouring properties and decide whether or not it would have an adverse effect on them.

It’s also important that you show that there is adequate access from the house into the garden; this might mean providing a path or steps at the front of your property or perhaps even building new garage doors in order to provide access from inside your home into your garden room.

Building Regulations

You may want to ensure that your garden room is built to the minimum requirements of building regulations. These are a set of rules that control the design and construction of buildings in England and Wales. The regulations are made by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, who is also responsible for monitoring their effectiveness.

The information on the Department for Communities and Local Government’s website can help you decide what you need to do before starting work on your project:


Use as a garden room

A garden room is a great way to add value and style to your home. Garden rooms are becoming more and more popular, with many homeowners opting for this space-saving alternative to adding an extra floor onto their house.

Garden rooms can be used in a variety of ways: as an office, playroom, child’s bedroom or guest bedroom. They’re perfect for anyone who wants extra space without sacrificing the comfort of living inside their own home!

You might wonder how much a garden room costs? The average cost of building a garden room is $3500-$4500 depending on its size and design details but it could be more if you want unique features like custom windows or unusual materials like concrete walls instead of drywall panels that are common in most houses nowadays

Use as a home office

You can use your old windows as a home office, garden room, DIY workshop or potting shed. You can also turn them into a greenhouse or garden retreat. If you’re looking for something that’s practical and beautiful – this might be the perfect solution!

Use as a DIY workshop

A DIY workshop is a great way to keep the kids in your life occupied, active, and learning. It’s also a fantastic way to make use of unused space in your home while saving money by fixing things around the house yourself. The beauty of this idea is that it doesn’t need to be anything fancy; you can build an entire workbench out of old lumber or repurpose an old dresser as a tool chest. Once you’ve got your workspace set up, there are endless ways for kids (and adults) to enjoy it:

  • Use it as a place where they can practice their hobbies: Kids love being creative, so why not let them have their own corner where they can explore new interests? If they like painting or drawing, provide them with paints and paintbrushes along with paper or canvas boards. If they enjoy playing music on instruments like guitars or drums then give them plenty of space for these activities too!
  • Use it as an indoor play area: Are there toys lying around that could benefit from some extra storage space? Or perhaps those toys should go away altogether because they’re getting clumped together underfoot? A DIY workshop will make both tasks easier—allowing children access only when necessary while keeping everything organized at all other times!

Use as a garden retreat

  • How to create a garden retreat
  • What you’ll need for your garden room
  • How to use a garden room as a retreat
  • How to use a garden room as a meditation room
  • How to use a garden room for yoga and meditation

Use as a potting shed or greenhouse

If you’re into gardening, a potting shed or greenhouse is a great way to grow your own herbs, plants and vegetables. There are so many things that can be grown in these little spaces!

We can help you with your planning application – just ask!

We can help you with your planning application – just ask! We can also assist with your building regulations application, building design, and building regulations. You might need to get a planning permission for a window replacement or new build project. This blog has been written to help you know where to start with all of these things so that it’s easy for you to get started on the right path.


We hope you’ve enjoyed this brief overview of our services. If you’re looking to make a garden room or office, we’d love to hear from you. We can help with all aspects of planning and building regulations; just get in touch with us and we will be happy to discuss how we can help!

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