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Could Your Home Benefit From A Garden Room?

16 April 2019


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Garden Rooms Are Very Popular In The UK…

…and it’s no secret as to why. Homeowners across the country are actively seeking space saving solutions for their home and many find that a garden room is the solution to that problem. We’re in an uncertain economy as of late, thanks to the introduction of Brexit, no one really knows where they stand financially. Generally speaking, if you need more space in your home, the first thing you do is, well, look to buy another home.

Due the uncertainty of the economy, a lot of homeowners are steering clear of seeking new properties and are attempting to source solutions to upgrade their current home. Of course, the first choice would be to have a fixed property extension but with that, there can be a lot of hassle. From planning permission to changes to your mortgage to finding reliable tradesmen to carry out the work professionally, it’s not an easy task.

This is why homeowners are choosing garden rooms as the ultimate space saving solution.

Garden Rooms Are Temporary

Due to their very nature, shipping container garden rooms are a temporary addition to your home. Of course, they can remain in position as long as you like but the difference is that you have the option to move and remove the garden room whenever you see fit. This means that planning permission, in most instances, isn’t necessary – however, we’d always recommend you check with your local council first.

Garden Rooms Are Cost Effective 

A permanent built extension to your home can be an incredibly costly investment, especially if works are delayed or you end up with unprofessional tradesmen. Shipping container garden rooms are available at a fraction of the cost of a house extension, yet can still provide the all important space necessary to add to your home.

Garden Rooms Are Multifunctional

Garden rooms are wholly versatile and their range of purposes certainly isn’t limited! We’ve created hundreds, if not thousands, of garden rooms since we began trading and all of which have been used for many different reasons. From offices, to art studios, to play rooms, to man (and woman) caves, the list is endless. Garden rooms can also be totally customised to suit your purpose in mind, which leads us on to our next point.

Garden Rooms Are Customisable

Shipping containers in their raw form allow for a huge range of customisation options, including UPVC windows and doors, anti vandal features, electrical fittings, lighting, heating, and more. If you have a purpose in mind for your shipping container garden room, then our professional team can recommend specific features suitable to your brief.

Garden Rooms Are Delivered & Installed

Once your shipping container garden room conversion has been completed to specification, you can sit back and relax. Our experienced team will deliver your garden room to your location (UK mainland) and install it securely on site, giving you peace of mind that your garden room can be fully functional in a short space of time without the need to employ other professionals.

Garden Rooms Are Built By Professionals

With over 40 years of combined experience in shipping container conversions, you can rest assured that all container conversions completed by the Universal Containers team is done so to the highest, safest standard possible. We create garden rooms and other container conversions for domestic and commercial clients across the country, and there is never a job too big or small.

Garden Rooms Are Durable

Shipping containers are built to safely carry goods via rail, road and sea, so it’s vital that they are strong and durable enough to withstand the elements. These features are not lost when the shipping container is converted. Constructed from galvanised steel, shipping containers will show very little sign of weathering, especially when correctly maintained.

Garden Rooms Are Long Lasting

Thanks to their durability and clever design, shipping container garden rooms aren’t as short-lived as you might first think. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. With proper maintenance and care, a converted shipping container can last in excess of 40 years.

Food for thought? We think so! The possibilities with shipping containers are endless. Every single day, we receive enquiries from up and down the country with different ideas for container conversions, including our popular garden rooms, and with each customer, we do everything we can to make their dream a reality.

If you would like more information on garden rooms, or if you wish to discuss a container conversions project you have in mind, feel free to call Universal Containers on 0845 050 0330 or email for a free, no obligation quote or friendly, helpful advice. 

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