A garden room is a great way to add extra space to your home.

It’s simpler and less expensive to construct than a brick-built extension but can still increase the value and desirability of your property.

If you’re thinking about having a garden room built, here are some points to consider.

A garden room is like having an extra living room in your garden - it usually has a glass wall, so you gain plenty of light and feel like you’re partly outdoors.

Unlike a conservatory, it has a solid roof that could be made from a variety of materials such as slate, tile, mineral felt or lead depending its size and shape. Recently, metal sheets or plastic skins such as aluminium or vinyl have been used on flatter roofs.

For some, thinking about their garden can be stressful – conjuring up images of weeding, mowing the lawn and raking up leaves. Essentially, just one chore after another.

But for others, their garden conjures up images of soaking in a hot tub, sipping wine by the fire pit or listening to the gentle trickle of the water feature as they relax in a swing seat.

Let’s look at a few ways you can change the image of your garden and turn it into a haven for you.

How many times have you purchased an item of furniture that you thought was going to be ideal for a particular spot, only to find it doesn’t look quite as good as you’d hoped it would?