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After investing time and money creating the ideal garden room, it can be a shame to leave it behind when you move house. However, the good news is that it is often possible to relocate your garden room if you choose to do so. This being said, it might not always be the most practical or financially viable option.
Can any garden room be relocated?
Unfortunately, it is not always possible, or practical, for a garden room to be relocated. It depends on the individual structure and its size. Smaller structures, and garden rooms that do not have a plastered interior, can usually be relocated and reassembled without too much difficulty. Many garden building suppliers provide a service that includes dismantling, transporting and reassembling of a garden room. Using a professional service like this will give you peace of mind that your garden room is appropriately handled and reassembled.
Can a garden room be moved without being dismantled?
Depending on the location of your property and access considerations, it may be possible to move your garden room without dismantling it first. This would require a crane to lift the structure, so it would need to be located in a place not too far from a road. You can hire professionals to lift up the building, which can then be transported on a lorry. However, there are some size limitations, so if your garden room is very large, it may not be possible to move it using a lorry. You may also require a movement order and a site survey, but these can be arranged by the company you choose to relocate your garden room.
Will the garden room require any work doing once it has been relocated?
Regardless of how carefully a garden building is handled when being relocated, there will still be some work needed to restore it to a functional condition in its new location. Some aspects may need redoing or replacing, and this will, of course, come at a cost. The good news is that modern foundation systems, which are commonly used for garden buildings, can be reused when installing the structure at its new site. They can also be cleanly removed at the old site to avoid unsightly remains, damage or repair work.
How much will it cost to relocate a garden room?
It is difficult to say how much it will cost you to relocate your garden room as the price will depend on a number of factors. The cost will vary depending on how large your garden room is, how far you are moving it and the site access at both the old and new locations. However, you should expect to incur a cost of several thousand pounds. As such, it is worth considering how financially viable it would be to relocate your garden building.
Garden rooms add value to a property. You may, therefore, attract a higher price for your home should you decide to sell it with your garden room. You could then use some of the extra money to invest in an entirely new garden room at your new home.