Now in its seventh edition, the Self Build Garden Room Guide is the essential companion for anyone looking to design and build their own garden room.
We look at the building systems and materials that professional garden room designers use using our industry insight.
We designed our first garden room in the late 1990s and since 2009 have run The Garden Room Guide, the largest garden room buyers guide. This combination has given us a unique industry insight, which we share in the 285 page Self Build Garden Room Guide eBook.
The Self Build Garden Room Guide eBook is now in its Seventh Edition. It was updated in January 2022 to include the latest details on materials and techniques being used by professional garden room designers.
Get insight into the building systems & materials that the pro's use
Some of the options are akin to house quality build-ups, but we also look at the ways that the build-ups have been pared back by some designers to create quicker to build, more cost-effective structures.
Using lots of illustrations, we look at the different build-ups layer by layer.
We then go on to look at the materials that garden room designers are using, from the popular timber claddings to the low maintenance manufactured boards used on inaccessible elevations or to keep cladding costs down.
Do you save money by self-building?
You will undoubtedly save money self-building a garden room compared with buying on a full-installation basis, as you are removing the labour element and the companies profit margin.
In the Self Build Garden Room Guide - Seventh Edition, we look at where the significant costs lie and explore the costs of building with a traditional timber frame compared with using a structural insulated panel (SIP's) core.
We also look at the cost difference between buying a garden room kit or sourcing the materials yourself.
The Self Build Garden Room Guide is delivered in PDF format so you can read it on your computer, tablet or phone
Self Build Garden Room Guide eBook
The Self Build Garden Room Guide - Seventh Edition is delivered as a 285 page PDF file.
You’ve got questions about the Self Build Garden Room Guide eBook. We’ve got answers.
Does the Self Build Garden Room eBook include sample plans you can build from?
The Self Build Garden Room Guide eBook - Seventh Edition (£39) does not include a set of plans. The eBook is designed to show you the different building systems and materials used by professional garden room designers. You can use this information to design your own garden room.
If you would like a set of sample plans that look at each stage in the build-up of a well-specified garden room, then you will want to explore our Sample Plan sets. These include a copy of the Self Build Garden Room Guide as part of the package.
What do I get when buying the Self Build Garden Room Guide eBook?
The Self Build Garden Room Guide - Seventh Edition is delivered as a 285 page PDF.
Will the guide be updated?
Yes, we update the guides as new techniques and materials are adopted by the industry. By buying the guides today, you will get access to the latest versions through your account dashboard.