Heating Options For A Garden Office
A garden office is a fantastic space to escape the hustle and bustle of the home, but staying warm while working at the bottom of the garden can be tricky. Luckily, we have found five great ways to heat your garden office.
Electric Convection Heaters
These heaters can be freestanding or wall-mounted and will warm your garden room quickly. Many come with 24-hour timers to ensure your office is nice and toasty when you first enter. They are easy to install and are relatively cheap to buy.
Wood burners are a fantastic feature in a wooden cabin. Functional and stylish, a wood burner will warm your garden office quickly and retain heat. If you use a sustainable local fuel source, you’ll be heating your office in a carbon-neutral way. It is vital that a burner is installed by a qualified engineer, and you must take into consideration the substantial cost of the burner and installation against cheaper heating options.
Heating solutions should be part of the planning process when building garden rooms. If you have yet to install your garden office, consider fitting underfloor heating, which will regulate the temperature and feel lovely underfoot. Electric underfloor heating works on a mesh system that is cut to the size of your floor space. It will limit your choice of floor covering, and any problems will result in the floor having to be lifted. If you have yet to decide on the shape and size of your garden office, sites like garden spaces supply an array of garden rooms and will help you decide which garden rooms are best.
There is one heat source that your garden office should have plenty of access to, and that is sunlight. Solar heat will naturally warm your garden room, and it can also be used to warm water in a series of pipes that feeds into a radiator.
If your garden office has no electricity, bottled gas can be used to fuel heaters. The gas can be used on fixed or freestanding heaters, although they are generally not very aesthetically pleasing. You must ensure that there is adequate ventilation, and it is a good idea to install a carbon dioxide alarm as an added safety measure.