We mentioned back in June that housebuilder Cairn was starting to offer a garden office option (pictured above) to new home buyers and they are continuing to expand their offering at its new site in Newcastle, County Dublin. Working with Kingspan they have already installed garden offices at their developments in Mariavilla in Maynooth and Gandon Park in Lucan.
Talking to the Irish Times, director of customer at Cairn Sarah Murray said: “Buyers are asking lots of questions but it’s not part of getting them in the door.”
Interestingly, even if the buyer doesn't go for the garden office option, as Cairn is building in Newcastle, they are bringing the electric connection/Cat cabling through to the back wall of the properties to help with wifi and the potential for future installations.
Also contributing to the article is John Sherry from Dublin-based Garden Homes who says that the move "puts the garden room on the map” and adds that director-level interest in garden offices has soared to the point where the garden is now effectively "valuable real estate.”