Monday, June 18, 2018

The rise of the shoffice

Sharon Dale, the best property writer in the UK, has put together a nice piece in the Yorkshire Post about shedworking, garden offices, and the rise of the shoffice. There are plenty of quotes from me about the whole issue as well as from Sheree Foy, a property consultant and buying agent who runs Source Harrogate – The Property Finders who is a recent convert to shedworking and now recommends it to clients. Here's what she told Sharon:
“Clients often ask me for advice when looking to buy a home that just needs a little more accommodation or if their existing houses need a bit of a space injection. I ask if they have thought about a garden office, gym or chillout space. The looks on people’s faces tell me that an image of a shed has sprung to mind – damp and freezing in winter and hot and humid in summer.”

To remove this notion, she shows them her Shoffice, constructed in western red cedar. Built by Ripon-based Oeco Garden Rooms, it measures five metres by four metres and costs £22,000 after she specified a number of upgrades including inset LED lights plus acoustic slab insulation in the walls and floor, acoustic plasterboard and acoustic Planitherm glass, which reduces noise from outside.
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