Garden Office Roofing Guide

Garden Office

With more people now working from home to create a better work/life balance, many people are considering adding an extra office space into their homes. A garden office is an ideal alternative to a costly extension and may be the right choice for you and your home. Building your own garden office allows you to create a bespoke space that can cater to your every working need. As you will be more exposed to the inclement British weather, you will need to create a structure that has a sound and adequate roof. We have put together this handy guide that details the different options available when choosing a roof for your new outdoor office.

Pitched Roof Garden Office

Pitched Roof Garden Office

If you are looking to achieve a classic look to match a traditional home, you may want to opt for a garden office with a pitched roof. Pitched roofs can be designed to fit seamlessly into your garden, especially if you have other structures present. They also offer you the perfect opportunity to match the current aesthetic of your home as most British homes have pitched roofs. There are various types of roofing materials to choose from that are suitable for garden office design, each offering its own unique set of benefits.

Roofing Materials

Slate-Effect Roof Tiles

Almost indistinguishable from natural slate roof tiles, synthetic slate-effect roof tiles are a great way to add a touch of splendour, elegance and tradition to your new garden office. Shaped with textured surfaces and riven edges moulded from authentic slates, synthetic slate roof tiles are lightweight and much easier to use and fit when compared with conventional tiles. They will not crack, break or delaminate, and provide durability, performance, and longevity for many years to come.

Roof Shingles

A popular choice for garden buildings, roofing shingles are manufactured from high-quality materials with high-performance weathering characteristics. Manufactured using the latest production technology, roof shingles will easily create an attractive traditional tile finish thanks to their lightweight construction and outstanding versatility. Whatever the environment or style of your garden office, our range of roofing shingles complements and enhances its appearance.

Metal & Plastic Lightweight Roof Tiles

Designed to give an aesthetically pleasing tile appearance, lightweight roof tiles are a great alternative to expensive traditional tiles for your garden office roof. Our selection includes lightweight metal roof tiles made from high-quality Aluzinc steel, granulated and smooth roof tiles made from a mix of recycled and virgin polypropylene and plastic roof tiles manufactured from recycled polymers. We offer classic British profiles that suit most homes so you can choose the perfect finishing touch for your garden office.

Flat Roof Garden Office

Flat Roof Garden Office

If you are looking to achieve a more modern finish to your garden office then a flat roof will be the answer. A great way to create a focal point at the end of your garden, flat roofs come with the added benefit of quicker and easier installation as well as more affordability and easier maintenance. Here at Roof Giant, we offer a range of different flat roof materials from long-lasting EPDM membranes to attractive and eco-friendly green roofs.

Roofing Materials


EPDM is the most popular choice for flat roofs. It offers a watertight and durable roofing solution with excellent resistance to ozone exposure, UV radiation and ultimately ageing. They come with a life expectancy of over 50 years and as they require little to no maintenance, EPDM membrane roofing systems are consistently chosen by consumers. This, combined with the inherent durability and competitive installation cost of EPDM, results in a very low life-cycle cost.

Green Living Roof

Green, sedum or living roofs have cultivated a huge amount of popularity of late due to an increase in environmental awareness and interest. The perfect way to bring to life your roof and add that 'eco' touch to your new building project, our range of green roof blanket systems provide you with everything you need to obtain a sustainable and healthy roof solution. We offer a great choice of wildflower and vegetation packages that will add natural beauty to your roof and also provide brilliant insulation to your garden office during the winter.

GRP Fibreglass Roof

GRP (glass reinforced plastic) fibreglass roofs are a seamless, extra-tough roofing solution for flat roofs of any size. Designed to be completely watertight and guaranteed for 25 years when installed correctly, GRP roofs are durable, stylish, cost-effective and maintenance-free. Here at Roof Giant, we stock a range of trusted products to help you create a leakproof, lightweight and hard wearing system with a beautiful, architectural finish.