Can I Put A Toilet In A Garden Office?

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Can I Put A Toilet In A Garden Office?

If you’ve decided to install a garden office on your property so you’ve got a secure, private, comfortable place to work, you’ve taken some great steps already – garden offices are incredibly popular, and they really can make a big difference to remote workers. However, you do need to ensure that the office you’ve installed is comfortable; otherwise, you’re not going to want to (or perhaps even be able to) use it at all.

One thing you’ll definitely need to consider is the toilet – do you want to have to keep going back to your house to use the facilities when need be? If you’d rather not, then you might be asking can I put a toilet in a garden office? Since it’s an important question to answer, let’s take a look at what needs to be done.

Water Supply

If there’s one thing you’re going to definitely need when it comes to your toilet, no matter what else you might want to install with it, it’s water – ensuring you’ve got a reliable water supply is non-negotiable, plus you’ll also need a sewerage system to flush the waste away to. Until these things are in place, you can install a toilet, but you won’t be able to use it.

 The best thing to do is to speak to a plumber as they’ll be able to let you know how feasible it is to install a toilet in your garden office – whether you can have one is going to come down to the water supply and sewerage system, so check that out first.


Planning Permission

Depending on where you are and what the local regulations are, adding a toilet to a garden building might mean you require planning permission – it depends on many factors, but don’t assume that it’s unnecessary, as that could be a big mistake.

Before you do anything (and that actually includes installing a garden office in the first place), check whether planning permission or anything else is needed, and make sure that’s in place before you get started – it’s better to wait a few weeks to be safe than to get started on the work and be sorry.


Other Elements

As well as the plumbing, adding a toilet to your garden office might need other elements, such as electrical work to give you lighting, ventilation, and heating. You’ll also need to add some walls and a door for privacy so you have a separate room with a toilet.

It’s always wise to work with professionals if the work isn’t something you would usually do, especially when it comes to electrics – you don’t want to make a costly mistake or make the office a dangerous place to be.


Expand Even More

Once you’ve got a toilet in your home office, is there anything else you could add to make it more comfortable? Some people like to turn their garden rooms into sleeping accommodations for guests, for example, so what about a shower or a small kitchen? If you’re getting work done, it’s worth considering what else you could add, after all.

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