1) Do I need planning?
In our experience one out of three garden rooms will need planning permission. Mostly because the properties fall in designated conservation areas, areas of outstanding natural beauty or are a listed property where normal permitted developments rights will have been removed.
Homestead offers a free planning application service with a 49 out of 50 success rate. A full deposit refund is available if planning is refused with no administration charges. Contact us for free advice on your particular circumstances
2) Can I move it?
Yes all Homestead buildings can be relocated. We offer a service where the building is dismantled and re built if required although many previous customers have sold their building on for the same price they had originally purchased it for.
3) How long will it take to make?
Due to the majority of the fabrication including painting taking place in our factory we are normally able to complete a building within 3-5 days from arriving at your property.
4) Where can I see existing buildings?
Our Oxfordshire show site has examples of all styles offered including variation choices of size, windows, doors, tiles and colours. We are always on hand to discuss your particular requirements We are open 6 days a week, Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm and Saturdays 10am - 4pm.
5) How long will my Homestead building last?
We anticipate at least a 25 year life expectancy for your timber building providing routine maintenance is carried out.
6) What happens after I order my new garden room from Homestead?
Straight away you will be offered a week commencing date for the construction of the building in your garden so you will immediately know a convenient delivery time that you can work to. We have the flexibility to work round any specific times that may not be convenient to you such as pre booked holidays etc.
Our office support team will then project manage all aspects of the job for you including planning permission (if required) along with base and electrical installations. They will inform you of the progress at all times and always give you adequate notice of work commencement dates in advance.
Installation of the building has 3 quality controlled stages.
This will commence first when our base layer will meet with you to plot out the exact size and your preferred location of the building prior to pouring the concrete. Your garden will be left tidy and clean.
B)Assembly of your Timber Building
Our assembly team will follow soon after with your Homestead building. The team leader will introduce themselves as your point of contact who will be responsible to you for all aspects of the construction including timetables and quality control. On completion of the building work our team leader will meet with you for a “walk through” to tick off all elements of the work and sign a customer check off sheet.
Our electrician is normally the last man on site and will meet with you to discuss your required positions of sockets, lights, switches and heater in the completed building plus connection of the main power supply to your house. He will ensure everything is working prior to leaving your Homestead building ready to use.