Foxton company’s garden room boost as home working takes off
A garden room builder has seen orders go through the roof as more people decide to make working from home permanent.
AMC Garden Rooms – based in Foxton – was launched in May by the team behind eventscompany AMC Exhibitions.While the exhibition sector has remained closed since March, AMC has seen sales of their outdoor rooms soar. Now their workshop is busy constructing garden rooms instead of exhibition stands, and the company is bucking the trend by employing additional staff.
“Our order book is now full up to the end of 2020, and we’re starting to schedule installations during the first quarter of 2021,” says director Kate Martin.
“Things are tough for a lot of people right now, and it’s been immensely gratifying not just to be able to keep our staff employed during this time, but to be taking people on too.”
As well as employing additional staff, AMC Garden Rooms has built a showroom on its Foxton site.
The average price of a garden room from AMC is £15,000 and most do not require planning permission. Internet access, power sockets, full insulation and double glazing mean they are fully functional workspaces all year round.