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How to get electricity to your home garden office

At Suncraft garden rooms, we install electric using armoured cable running from your mains box. Our garden rooms are fitted with their own RCD protected consumer unit which runs the electric sockets, LED lighting and optional extras like the underfloor heating, TVs, and entertainment systems.

But what if you are building your own Garden room, How do you go about getting electricity to the room to power lighting, heating or anything else you would like to plug in. So, If you’re setting up a garden room office in your home in the UK, one of the key considerations is how to get electricity supply to the space. Fortunately, there are several options available, depending on your budget, the location of your garden room, and your power requirements.

( disclaimer ) Any electrical work that involves your main board in the UK should only be carried out by a qualified or competent electrician or installer, if you are unsure please seek professional advice before commencing with your garden room electrics projects.

The options for getting electricity to your garden room in the UK are,

  1. Connect to the mains electricity supply: The most straightforward way to get electricity to your garden room office is to connect it to the mains electricity supply. This involves running a cable from your house to your garden room, and installing a consumer unit and suitable cabling in the garden room itself. This option provides a reliable and continuous source of power, but can be more expensive and require professional installation.
  2. Install a standalone solar panel system: If you want to be more environmentally friendly and avoid the expense of mains electricity, a standalone solar panel system could be a good option. This involves installing solar panels on the roof of your garden room, and using a battery bank to store the energy generated during the day. This can provide a cost-effective and renewable source of electricity, although the amount of power generated will depend on the size and efficiency of the solar panel system.
  3. Use a generator: If you only need temporary power or want a backup option, a generator can be a good solution. You’ll need to run a cable from the generator to your garden room, and make sure it’s located in a well-ventilated area to avoid carbon monoxide buildup. While generators can be a cost-effective option in the short term, they can be noisy, polluting, and require regular refuelling.
  4. Utilise an extension lead: If your garden room office is located close to your house, you could use an extension lead to connect to a nearby power outlet. This is a quick and easy solution, but it may not provide enough power for more demanding equipment and may pose a tripping hazard if the lead is not properly secured.

In summary, getting electricity supply to a garden room office in your home in the UK can be achieved through several options including connecting to the mains electricity supply, installing a standalone solar panel system, using a generator, or utilising an extension lead. The option you choose will depend on your needs and budget, so make sure to assess all the options available to you.