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Everyone who works at home needs someplace quiet to work. If you have a shed in your back garden that you don’t use that much for storage and can’t afford to buy a new one, you could consider converting it into a small outdoor office shed instead of letting that space go to waste. If you can afford to invest in a home office shed, there are premade ones that you can build yourself or have built for you. I have listed a few ideas below.

Garden office shed

Do I need planning Permission for an Outdoor Office Shed?

If you are going to use your office shed daily and have clients or customers visit then you will most likely need planning permission.

If you are only going to use the outdoor office shed occasionally, then you probably won’t need permission. It’s best to check with the planning department at your local council before doing anything.

Office Sheds For Sale

Insulated Garden Office Shed

This timber 8ft x 6ft fully insulated Garden Office Shed comes with double glazing, a side opening window for ventilation and a uPVC single door.

The walls, floor and roof come fully insulated making this office shed perfectly suited for all-year-round use and to work-from-home. It has a 90mm wall thickness and a fully insulated metal roof to lock in the temperature.

Backyard Office Studio House Plans

View the plan for this modern backyard studio shed from Sinel House Plans, created as a multi-functional space detached from the home that would be ideal as a private office.

The Garden office covered in wood and grey trim surrounds the windows and sliding door and an additional skylight illuminates the space letting in plenty of daylight.

The plan is set is drawn at 1/4″=1’/0” scale.

Log Cabin Garden Office

A strong tongue and groove construction prefab backyard office with thick 28mm walls forming a tight seal that offers high-quality weather protection providing a solid build for your log cabin that is designed to last for many years.

Easy to assemble by following the comprehensive instruction manual that is included.

The E-Den 2 Metre Garden Office


This E-Den tiny office space is so cool! It’s designed to meet current permitted development legislation. No planning permission is needed as it is not over 2.5m tall.

It comes with a levelling base and can be increased in size with extra modules if needed.

As standard, it comes with:

  • Plug and play electrics (plug the unit into a standard 13amp external socket)
  • 3 double sockets (one with USB charging)
  • 2 flush fit low energy wall lights
  • WiFi-operated digital electric heater
  • Electrical safety certificate
  • Double-glazed and a door that has a 5-point lock to meet insurance expectations
  • Double glazed fully opening window with lock and key mechanism
  • 100mm insulation – warm in winter and cool in summer
  • Levelling base
  • Composite external cladding that is fire retardant to meet British Safety Standards
  • Steel shingle style roof with a 40-year weatherproof warranty

Other Places to Find Garden Offices

The following sites offer garden rooms/offices for sale:

Waltons – Insulated garden rooms for year-round additional living space.

Garden Buildings Direct – Sturdy and made from high-quality European-sourced wood.

Sheds –  Insulated garden rooms and buildings

Outdoor office shed ideas for when you work from home and need somewhere quiet to work away from the house.

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