Investing in a garden room or office has many financial advantages in addition to improving your quality of life.
Although people have worked from home over the years the technology has never really been there to support a home worker, technology now enables a home worker to be productive with fast Internet connections and reliable broadband. More importantly Companies are far more accepting of people working from home, no longer seeing it as a day off and understand the benefits of increased productivity.
As home working is becoming more popular the reality of working in the dining room or third bedroom is to close to daily activities and can become a major distraction.
This is now leading the need to create space outside the home; the alternative may be an extension which is expensive and disruptive, although for certain requirements will satisfy the need for space. In addition to this you can declare your office as a capital purchase and reduce your tax liability and clam the VAT back.
The alternative is a garden building structure which will be substantially cheaper and can be constructed in 2 weeks delivering the same solution and accentuating the look of your garden.
The Cost Efficient Alternative
On average the savings are 15 additional hours of productive time from reduced travelling and £470.00 per month on travel costs. This alone would deliver a pay back in the first year.
Other benefits are there is a clear division between work and home life without noisy children or that need to go to the dining room to see if you have received an e-mail. A garden office means you can lock the door for the day!
Finally, petrol costs and traffic jams. In the UK we pay more for petrol than any other country, adding the fact that we boast more cars per mile of road has made getting round very costly and unpredictable. Our car loving nation has to change the way they look at travelling. Up to now people have been getting up earlier to beat the congestion and leaving the office late to beat the rush hour home. This is one of the reasons why we work more hours than any other of our European neighbours, but there is a cost, our children sometimes only see their fathers at weekends, when dad is home he is often too tired and needs the weekend to himself to recover before Monday when it all starts again. In most cases dad has become so used to this way of working and feels it is the norm.
So get the opportunity to reclaim some of those productive hours into quality time with the family and for yourself !