Garden rooms market grows as many work at home

AMA Research expects the value of the garden rooms and buildings market to increase from £150m to £198m by 2013 thanks to an increase in working at home.

An AMA representative said: "Following a period of good annual growth of seven to eight per cent from 2004 to 2008, the UK garden rooms and buildings market fared less favourably in 2009 due to difficult economic conditions and falling housing transactions."

Modular garden rooms accounted for around 38 per cent of the market by value, log cabins 33 per cent and timber framed buildings 27 per cent.

By volume, log cabins are the largest market estimated at 75 per cent. Around 3.5 million people now work from home. AMA said prospects for the market are "relatively favourable" in 2010 and it is forecast to achieve slightly better growth than in 2009.

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