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Adding an extension to your home is a very rewarding endeavour, but it can also be extremely challenging. Extensions often require planning permission and extensive (no pun intended!) building work, all of which will add to the already sizeable cost of the materials themselves.
 
Fortunately, there is another way. We feel that SunSpaces garden structures are the perfect alternative to standard home extensions; if you're looking for an easy, affordable way to expand your living space, our stylish, modern extensions may well be a perfect choice.
 

Here's why:

SunSpaces almost never require planning permission

 In the vast majority of circumstances, our garden rooms can be installed without obtaining permission or consulting the local planning office beforehand. The only exceptions are listed buildings, conservation areas, and garden rooms that would encroach on property borders once built; if one of these applies to you, we recommend contacting the relevant planning authority before proceeding with the project.

You can build our garden rooms yourself - no professional help is necessary!

We specialise in DIY extensions, and even if you've no relevant experience whatsoever, you should find that constructing your garden room or veranda is a walk in the park. Each of our structures is supplied with a clear assembly guide and an instructional DVD to ensure that you know exactly what you're doing from start to finish. And if you'd rather leave the work to a professional, don't worry - we also offer a full, professional installation service!

Our glass extensions are very cost-effective

Not only will you save money on planning permission and professional contractors, but you should also find that your garden room itself costs noticeably less than if you'd bought the materials required for a full home extension. However, in spite of the reduced cost, your modern glass extension will still look fabulously stylish from the outside and feel wonderfully comfortable on the inside!

 
If you'd like to know more about SunSpaces, the products we offer, and the reasons why they're such a great alternative to normal home extensions, please get in touch today. You can also request a FREE design for your glass extension.
Garden rooms
 
SunSpaces customers have a near-infinite range of different options to choose from when purchasing their garden rooms, but one of the biggest choices you'll have to make before you install your new outdoor retreat is whether to choose fixed panels and sliding doors.

What are fixed panels?

Fixed-panel garden rooms have fixed windows and standard doors which open outwards from the structure itself. These structures are extremely secure, and many people feel that the 'framed' look is better suited to more traditional outdoor designs. We offer three standard colours here at SunSpaces (Graphite Grey, Cream, and White), but customised RAL colours are available too, allowing you to match your garden structure to the colour of your property.
 
If you like the idea of fixed panels, take a look at our Sanctuary Garden Rooms
 

What are sliding walls?

If you wish to achieve a more modern appearance with your SunSpaces garden room, you may prefer our 'sliding wall' option. These structures have glass walls which double as sliding doors - you can slide them open to let the sunshine in, and close them when the weather gets colder. Sliding wall garden rooms are ideal for creating a seamless transition between your home and your garden.
 
If you like the idea of sliding walls, take a look at our Panorama Garden Rooms
 
If you'd like any further information about your side panelling options, don't hesitate to give a member of our SunSpaces team a call. They will happily talk through the ideas you have for your project and be able to offer their advice on the right style of side panelling for you!
 
 
If you work from home, you might find it hard to distinguish between your home and working life. Fresh air and natural light really help to sustain a good mood over the course of a working day so why not move your office into a SunSpace Garden Room or Verandas?
 
 

Why add a garden office?

There are all kinds of reasons to get your work done in a garden room instead of in the living room, sat up to the dining table, or - heaven forbid - in bed. These include:
 
More natural light. Natural light has a very positive effect on one's brain and overall health compared to artificial lighting. It's even been suggested that exposing workers to natural light improves their performance. You can also enjoy a beautiful view of your garden while you work! 
 
Fresh air. Want to let some fresh air into your workspace? If your workspace is a garden room, all you have to do is open the doors. Of course, if you're working under one of our verandas, you don't even have to do that much!
 
A chance to get away from everyday life. One of the biggest challenges facing those who work from home is the separation of work from home life. Your home is probably full of distractions, and having a garden office that's dedicated to working and completely removed from the rest of your house could do wonders for your productivity.

Why choose SunSpaces?

Ready to add your garden office? Click here to get started, or call 029 2080 3755 for more information.
 
Your home is completely unique to you, and we at SunSpaces want to keep it that way! We are one of the only companies in the UK who specialise in bespoke garden rooms; this means that instead of selling you a standard, 'off-the-shelf' product, we want to hear all about the ideas you have for your SunSpace so that we can help you to make those ideas a reality.
 
If you'd like to add a garden room to your property, here are some of the options that we can offer you:
 

Lots of different sizes and shapes

SunSpaces are built using a modular system that's almost infinitely customisable. We offer an extensive selection of standard sizes (see our size guide), but if you have something specific in mind, we'll be more than happy to discuss your ideas and provide a bespoke solution.

Your choice of colours

Our verandas and garden rooms can be supplied in practically any colour you like; we offer three colours as standard (Graphite Grey, Cream, and White) but if you'd like something a little more singular, we can use customised RAL colours to meet your requirements.

Top-quality flooring materials

How you floor your SunSpace is entirely up to you; however, we at SunSpaces can supply you with composite wood decking and/or porcelain paving slabs if either of these appeals to you. Both options are extremely low-maintenance, with a range of contemporary styles and colours to choose from!
 
TimberTech decking and PrimaPorcelain tiles

Optional accessories

We offer a huge range of accessories to complement our verandas and garden rooms, including heaters, LED spotlights, coloured sun shades, gutter covers, and a choice of roofing materials.

Anything else?

If you have any other garden room ideas that we haven't mentioned here, don't panic - we'd still love to hear about them! To discuss your garden room project with a member of the SunSpaces team, please contact us now. You can also click here to request a FREE design for your SunSpace!
 

Make the most of the space in your garden

Are you running out of space indoors? We think that using a SunSpace Garden Room to create storage space is a genius idea.  If you have a reasonably-sized back garden, your property is already equipped with plenty of potential storage space that you're most likely not using, and the best way to make the most of this outdoor space is to invest in stylish garden structure from SunSpaces. Installing one of our garden rooms will give you a safe and secure storage space that's protected from the elements and actually improves the appearance (and resale value!) of your property. 

Why should I invest in a SunSpace rather than a shed?

Our SunSpace Garden Rooms can be easily designed to suit any sized space, so you can make use of awkward or small garden spaces. 

If you decide you no longer want to use you SunSpace for storage, you can quickly and easily convert it into a hospitable garden retreat! We have a whole range of accessories that can truly transform your SunSpace, including; heat lamps and remote controlled lighting. 

Our SunSpaces are modular, so there's always the option to expand if you find you need extra space!

Won't the contents of the Garden Room be visible?

Don't worry about passers-by being able to see all of your valuable possessions stored away in the garden. We offer a range of different side panel options, including: 

  • Clear or Opaque Glass Sliding Doors
  • Clear or Opaque Fixed Glass Walls
  • Fully Opaque Aluminium Walls
  • Clear, Opal or IR Clear Polycarbonate Walls
Our garden rooms are easy to install and almost never require planning permission. Click here to find out more about the storage possibilities afforded by a SunSpaces garden structure, or give us a call on 029 2080 3755 (Cardiff office) or 01753 575102 (Slough office) to request a quotation.
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