In order to assess the cost of setting up an impressive garden office, let us take into account a small one man office that measures approximately 2.2m X 2.2 m. Also, a great office needs to be equipped with proper insulation, has doors and windows that are made of good quality material, and is well illuminated with properly placed lights. If you are planning to set up a garden office for this kind of a set up, you will have to roughly shell out £6,000 (this was the cost that was estimated as per rates obtained in the year 2014). This figure mentioned in the aforesaid line also includes VAT.

However, there is one catch here. You just need to find out whether or not the cost of setting up the foundation is also included or not. If not, you will have to pay some extra cash for the same. So, you can assess the cost of setting up an impressive garden office just by estimating the cost that is involved in setting up this small office space. Generally speaking, the cost can vary between £15,000 and £80,000.
Costs of setting up impressive garden office varies
There are several factors that will decide the cost of setting up the garden office that you intend to build on your office premises. Ideally, these factors are as follows-
 Size of the office you intend to build
 Types of plants you will keep in the premises of your office
 Number of plants
 Cost of the individual plants that you plan to place at corners or at places you deem suitable.
 Fee of the interior decorator
 Fee of the architect
 Quality of material you are using to set up the garden office
 Type of décor
 The type of doors you are using. If you plan to install bi fold doors and not the standard French style doors, the cost that you will have to incur will rise.
These are just few of the factors that will decide the investment involved in setting up the garden office. An important aspect that you have to remember is that a garden office is essentially a purchase that involves a considerable amount of money. The more specifications that go into making the office premises, the more expensive it is.
Shopping for the garden office specialists/service providers
There are several garden office specialists operating in the United Kingdom. The more innovative a vendor, better is his clientele. In most of the cases, it has been observed that the specialists are usually hired and known through word of mouth and referrals.
If you happen to shortlist a specialist, there are few things that you will have to do as your bit of homework. These are as follows. By following these tips, you are sure to zero-in on the right specialist in this field.
 Check the credentials and testimonials
 Insist that they show you some sample work or provide references of garden offices that they have set up in UK or else where

By Kar

Dr. Kar works in the interface of digital transformation and data science. Professionally a professor in one of the top B-Schools of Asia and an alumni of XLRI, he has extensive experience in teaching, training, consultancy and research in reputed institutes. He is a regular contributor of Business Fundas and a frequent author in research platforms. He is widely cited as a researcher. Note: The articles authored in this blog are his personal views and does not reflect that of his affiliations.

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