Powering garden building FAQs

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How do I connect my garden office with electricity?

All electrical work must be carried out by a qualified electrician. They will run an armoured cable underground from your main electricity supply to a fuse box in your summerhouse office or garden building. If the installation is going to be a major one, you’ll need to get permission from your local authority’s building control before undertaking any work.

Do garden rooms need an electrical certificate?

Yes. All electrical installations are required to have a certificate to prove they have been carried out by a professional electrician. All electrical work carried out on your summerhouse will need to comply with Part P Electrical Safety work regulation specifications.

Can I run my summerhouse on solar power?

Definitely. The same principles apply in terms of planning everything first and then getting a professional to install all your equipment, but you can definitely use solar power for garden offices, guest rooms, photography studios and anything else you can think of.