Shedworking: The trend for garden offices

Over the last decade there has been a steady shift towards flexible working opportunities for staff.

The Office for National Statistics has released figures which show that the number of people working from home has risen to its highest level since records began. As employers recognise the advantages in their employees not commuting and the increase of productivity from working at home. The world of work is changing. People no longer need be tied to the desk – we can work smarter than that, in a way that saves money on property, that empowers the individual and improves productivity.

A cramped outbuilding which once housed lawnmowers and pots can now comfortably be insulated from the cold, fitted with its own electrics, and link you to anywhere in the world. It’s an alternative workplace revolution. It’s shedworking.

Matthew Cook, a Partner at GBC Buildings for Leisure LLP comments,

“We’ve seen a steady increase in interest in garden offices this year which shows no signs of fading. A garden office gives people the convenience of being at home, but also enjoy the feeling of ‘going out to work.’”

Investing in a garden room set away from your home is often the best answer for an alternative work space. Instead of dashing to catch the crammed early train or sitting anxiously in traffic every morning, more and more people are setting off down their garden path to get to work. Not only does a garden office save time on the stressful commute it’s also an investment which can add value to your home and buyer appeal. Garden buildings can also be easily transformed from a home office to cosy cabins to gather with friends to enjoy the nature at the weekends. There are a wide variety of garden buildings for sale from GBC Group which are perfect to extend living space and workspace at home.