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 wood burning stove is a great investment and brings warmth and character to any room. They can be fitted in practically any type of property, however, there are a few things you must consider before you install a stove.

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.

With the growing demand for renewable energy solutions, solid fuel and biomass appliances such as wood burner stoves are becoming more popular. However, it’s important to ensure these appliances work safely and efficiently and that installation and servicing are carried out by a properly trained and registered person.

HETAS is a not-for-profit organisation that approves biomass and solid fuel heating appliances, fuels and services, including the registration of competent installers and servicing businesses.