This report concentrates on the modular, timber framed, high quality garden rooms market which homeowners use to maximise their living space in their gardens. The future looks bright.
The estimate of 200,000 garden rooms already installed is modest as 15million gardens exist in the UK and two driving forces are mentioned: sustainability and home working. Development of higher standards of fit-out, better insulation, higher security and sustainable energy sources ensure an optimistic volume growth and continued expansion as the growth in knowledge and acceptance of the concept expands.
2008 did show a slowdown in growth rate due, largely, to reduced economic confidence but increases of 6-7% per annum are predicted in this report which forecasts until 2012. Product value is expected to exceed the growth in unit volume and consequently, the UK garden rooms market which was worth £100m in 2007 is estimated to reach £139m in 2012 accounting for clients upgrading to higher specification buildings.