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Creating a home office in your back garden

If you want to work from home, creating a comfortable space where you can focus is key. Sofia Delgado explains how an outbuilding could offer the perfect solution
This is one of Oakmasters’ most popular designs, comprising a garage
space for a home office. Costs vary between £50,000 and £70,000, and building work takes approximately 12 weeks

Setting up a home office in a separate structure from your house could be the ideal route to avoiding a long or busy commute. But will you need planning permission to set up this kind of zone? The key factors to consider are who is going to be using the office, how often and what type of business you’ll be carrying out. Your answers should give you a rough idea if your outbuilding falls within the boundaries of permitted development (PD) or if you’ll need to submit a formal planning application to your local authority.

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