Are Garden Rooms Warm in Winter?

Are garden rooms warm in winter? Vivid Pods garden rooms are fully insulated and include heating so are always warm in winter.
Are Garden Rooms Warm in Winter?

In the UK, we spend 60 minutes a day on average commuting to and from work. Stuck in traffic, squeezing into overcrowded transport or battling the beloved British weather. With a Vivid Pod at the foot of your garden you can spend that valuable time doing the things you love the most. We won’t judge if that means an extra hour in bed!

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From past experiences of sheds, summer rooms and conservatories, you’d be forgiven for assuming that any room associated with the outdoors is likely to be prone to the extremes at different times of year. You can read about our comparison between Garden Rooms and the traditional shed.

‍An assumption might be made that as many of these structures tend to be made from natural materials they won’t have sufficient insulation to be much use when the weather turns. In addition to this, they might also struggle to be heated to a pleasant temperature.

‍It’s time to rethink outdoor living! Garden Rooms are an entirely different breed and cold, damp draughts are now a thing of the past.

‍In this blog we explore how our Studios provide opportunities for year-round limitless living, no matter the weather outside!


A factor that is often missed when considering a garden structure, is decent insulation. Garden Rooms or Studios are made with modern expectations for quality and durability, using natural insulation and cladding. They are no more susceptible to cold and moisture than the average modern house. Thanks to superior Celotex insulation, they may even be better insulated and easier to heat than most older houses! Thanks to the serious quality of Celotex PIR, Vivid Pods are guaranteed to be comfortable to use 365 days a year.

‍With Vivid Pod’s concrete pier foundation system ensuring that no timber is in contact with the ground, Garden Rooms are also designed to keep moisture well under control. Not only does this make for a pleasant atmosphere inside your Garden Room at any time of year, it also means that your furniture and possessions are safe from any dampness.


All of our Vivid Pods come with heating as standard. Depending on the specification, your Garden Room will come with either 1 or 2 wall-mounted glass 1.5kw panel heaters in a choice of black or white for ultimate customisation. To make your Garden Room completely your own, there are the added options of underfloor heating and air conditioning too!

‍Thanks to their fantastic insulation, Garden Rooms are very simple to control temperature, all year round. They are also cheap to heat so even during the frostiest winter, there’s no better feeling than putting your feet up in a perfectly cosy Studio.


Surprisingly to some, insulation plays a major role in the summer months too. Where natural materials are used without insulation, traditional structures such as sheds or summer houses can become swelteringly unpleasant in warmer weather. Conservatories can be especially unbearable – and even unusable – in opposite seasons. In fact, when it comes to the extremes of weather, it’s very hard to win!

Our Garden Rooms are not only insulated to make a wonderful winter space, they also keep to a comfortable temperature in the summer sun. Imagine still being able to enjoy the outdoors in perfect comfort by relaxing in your Garden Room.

‍Take comfort to a new level by considering other options such as the addition of a ceiling fan or air conditioning.

A Year Round Space

If you ask yourself what you’d like out of a room in the garden, the answer is likely to be a living space that is comfortable and can be used 365 days per year. When compared to the traditional shed, it’s hard to find any advantages over the Garden Room aside from their budget price. Even then, if you can’t use the room in warm or cold weather, is it really that much of a bargain? Check out our previous blog on working out the cost of a Garden Room and how much value it could add to your home.

‍Thanks to the Celotex PIR insulation, garden sheds have had their day and you can enjoy a bespoke living space that lives up to the hype whenever, and however you want to use it.

Create your perfect Garden Room

Vivid Pods are expert in creating the perfect space that you can use 365 days a year. Enjoy relaxing, entertaining or running your business from the comfort of a beautifully insulated Studio.

‍We have a stunning range of Garden Rooms to fit every purpose at any time of year. Read through our case studies to find inspiration for your own project. Explore our extensive gallery where you can see how our studios adapt to year-round living.

‍If you have further questions about the quality and durability of our Garden Rooms, or how to start your project, our Knowledge Centre answers many FAQs. You can check out our blog for how to prepare for a Vivid Pod which offers helpful advice on planning permission and site access.

Get in touch with Vivid Pods on 01454 414537 and we can help you create your bespoke year-round space.

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