Imagine this: You want an extra room, an extension for your house, made without waiting for the planning permit; free from the relentless mud and dust of construction debris that travels through the house for weeks or months, and a finished product giving you a dedicated place to work from home instead of hanging off the end of the table in the kitchen.
Just over two years ago, working from home was largely the preserve of the self-employed.
- See what is included in the price other than the structure. Electricity ? Heating? Plumbing? Work?
- Measure your garden. A minimum of 25 m² of space must remain after installation.
- A studio of more than 25 m² requires a building permit.
- Use of the studio for living or for guest accommodation requires planning permission.
- Look at the wait time from order to completion. Current hardware shortages and high studio demand may cause delays.
- Check the duration of the installation. It can be anything from a day.
- With rising energy prices, check BER ratings and likely energy consumption.
- Check exterior finish details to determine likely maintenance levels.
- Provide site clearance prior to installation. Some studio builders/fitters will quote for this additional work, if required. If a bathroom is included, where is the access to the existing plumbing?