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We get all kinds of questions from our amazing customers, and for the last few years we've been answering the majority of them on our blog.

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Garden Room
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Amy Hanlon
12/09/23

Do We Use Pressure-Treated Weatherboard?

Pressure-treated timber is best, right? Well, actually, it’s complicated. We’ve been manufacturing and installing garden buildings in Scotland for more...
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Amy Hanlon
23/08/23

How Do I Apply For Planning Permission?

More about planning permission! Hopefully, you’ve already read our handy guide, and if so, you might well be in the...
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Amy Hanlon
02/07/23

Why Should You Be Thinking of A Garden Room As An Extension Of Your House?

Do you ever find yourself wishing that your house was, well, BIGGER? Perhaps you don’t want to move away from...
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Amy Hanlon
25/06/23

Can You Use A Shed As A Garden Office?

Garden offices are big news right now. As you realise just how infuriating it can be to work from home,...
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Amy Hanlon
16/06/23

Garden Room or Home Extension: Which is best for you?

Home extension or garden room? Are they really equivalent to each other? I get it; garden structures can be confusing....
Buyers Prep
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Cara Mackay
03/10/19

How much does a Large Garden Room cost?

You’re ready. It’s time. You’ve been putting up with a cramped living space for too long and you need more....
Buyers Prep
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Cara Mackay
20/09/19

How much does it cost to install a Medium-Sized Garden Room?

Dog grooming. Personal training studios. A place for you and your friends to hide from the kids and drink some...
Buyers Prep
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Cara Mackay
11/09/19

How much does a Small Garden Room cost?

You need more space. A nice quiet space. Somewhere away from all the noise, the never-ending laundry pile and the...
Buyers Prep
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Cara Mackay
04/04/19

Garden Room Maintenance: 3 Top Tips

Maintaining your Garden Room is paramount to the longevity of the building. The better you look after your Garden Room,...
Aftercare
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Cara Mackay
21/03/19

What is the best size for a Garden Room?

So many factors will play on what size of Blackstone Garden Room you will want. Primarily, it will come down...
Buyers Prep
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