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Can you have a toilet and a shower in a Garden Room?

Garden rooms and summer houses are becoming increasingly popular as they provide an excellent opportunity to extend living space without the need for planning permission. With the added convenience of having a toilet and shower in your garden room, it becomes even more versatile and functional. But is it possible to install these facilities in your garden room or summer house? The answer is a resounding yes!

Toilets can be installed in garden rooms or summer houses without the need to meet building regulations. This is because garden buildings are considered temporary structures and do not require building permits. However, it is important to plan the installation of toilets during the design stage to avoid additional costs and longer project times.

When it comes to shower installation, it is ideal to have a shower in your garden room. Having a shower in your garden room allows you to rinse off after a dip in the pool or wash off after a workout in your garden gym. It also adds value to your garden room and increases its functionality.

If you’re thinking of installing a toilet or shower in your garden room, it’s essential to consider the type of garden building you have and its use. For instance, if you have a garden office or studio, you may want to opt for a smaller toilet or shower to save on space. On the other hand, if you’re building a garden gym or spa, you may want to go for a larger, more luxurious toilet or shower.

Garden room builders have extensive experience creating bespoke garden rooms with toilets and showers. They can help you allocate suitable space for the toilet plumbing and ensure that the design matches the garden building’s interior style.


In conclusion, having a toilet and shower in your garden room or summer house is entirely possible and highly recommended. It adds value and convenience to your garden building, making it more versatile and functional. With careful planning and the help of experienced garden room builders, you can create a beautiful and practical space that meets all your needs. At Lancashire Double Glazing (LDG) we are specialists in all aspects of home improvements including garden rooms, conservatories, conservatory roof conversions, windows, doors, extensions, bi-fold doors, flush sash windows and more. We serve customers across the whole of Lancashire and the North West including Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester, Preston and Wigan. Contact us today for a FREE no obligation quote.