How much value does a summerhouse or garden building add to your property?

How much value does a summerhouse or garden building add to your property?
11th November 2019

Boost the value of your property without the inconvenience of getting a planning permission for an extension or loft conversion.

Studies have shown that adding a summerhouse or garden building to your property can add up to 5% of value.

How much does a summerhouse cost?

Summerhouses can vary a lot in price, depending on size, cladding and complexity of design. Prices can start at a few hundred pounds and rise to tens of thousands of pounds.

A summerhouse or garden building comes in a variety of cladding and a choice of base. A plastic base is usually the most affordable option but you may prefer more aesthetically pleasing dual sided decking boards.

There are other options as well, to customise your summerhouse as you fit, including shelving and storage options or security options like padlocks or alarms.

Bear in mind that installation costs can also add substantially to the overall cost.

A stylish addition

A summerhouse can add that wow factor to your property, in particular to your outdoor space. You could host some incredible parties or family gatherings or simply relax in the evening with a glass of wine.

You may be surprised to discover such a wide variety of summerhouses on the market, from the more traditional apex room summerhouses to more contemporary designs featuring large windows for greater visibility and maximum light. These stunning garden buildings could also feature bi-folding doors and separate areas for entertainment and storage.

Fit your lifestyle

A summerhouse can be used to enhance your lifestyle and workstyle. You could, for example, turn your garden building into a home office – you would just need to ensure you have electricity and a strong Wi-Fi connection.

And how about getting that home gym that you’ve always wanted but never had the space? A summerhouse is the perfect opportunity to add another dimension to your workouts.

Alternatively, a summerhouse could be used as a storage unit akin to a shed. It’s up to you, the flexibility is endless.

Planning permission

Summerhouses aren’t considered permanent buildings so building regulation consent is not required, making summerhouses a hassle-free, value-boosting addition to your home.

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Looking to discover the value of your property?

After you've added your summer house or garden building you might be asking how much you'd earn on the sales market for your house or you may be asking what is the rental value of my house? If so then you'd benefit from one of our accurate online valuations. 

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