At home in the garden

08 April 2022

Living North 3

With more and more people working from home (a trend that is set to stay), whether you are looking for a garden building to socialise in with family and friends, or a home office, GCS know that garden buildings are at the top of priority lists right now. 

Why should I visit GCS?

GCS is a family-run business, established in 1979. We strive to offer high quality services and products. We think that our passion, experience and general aim that every customer has a positive experience makes us a company that you would want to work with. We are here to offer advice pre- and post-sale and we have a wide range of display buildings at our show-site so that you can see the quality for yourself. 

Whether your building is to be used for a home office, seating area or garden bar, we can insulate the walls, roof and floor so that you can use it all year around. Some people choose to add heating and lighting to their building, transforming their garden building into an extension of their home. The choices of shapes, colours and styles are endless as each building is bespoke and each of our customer's needs are unique. Some of our buildings can even be designed to take sedum roofs. Studies have found that adding a log cabin or summerhouse to your garden is an investment for the future as it increases the value of your home.

Can you complete my garden project from start to finish?

Yes! We can cover everything from groundworks to design and installation. We provide a range of base-works and would be able to advise you as to which base would work best for your garden building and the area it is situated in. Our delivery and installation service covers homes all over the North East. For those who require electrical services, we have specialist contractors on hand that we have worked with for many years to provide your building with the finishing look you desire. 

Are there any planning restrictions?

Many people are surprised that quite often you do not require planning permission for garden buildings. The planning portal usually allows 2.5m overall ridge height if it is within 2m of a boundary. Planning restrictions may vary depending on where you are located so we would always recommend checking with your local planning office. 

How do I create my perfect garden building?

It can be a little daunting designing a garden building if you haven’t done it before, but GCS are here to guide you every step of the way. At GCS we provide a design service which allows you to create 3d configurations to get the exact specifications you require. An appointment can be made with our lead designer where he can take you through the process.

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