Working From Home & The Hybrid Model

Life after the pandemic has been impacted massively and a study from Kings College London indicates nearly three quarters of London workers believe that the traditional work pattern will not return.

Statistics have shown:

Eight in 10 workers from London who choose to work at least one day a week at home say the effect has been positive.

In terms of benefits, avoiding commuting is seen at the top (80%) with the ability to manage home/social responsibilities in second (66%).

The Hybrid Model

Hybrid working seems to have dominated London with nearly two thirds of the city choosing this format.

It is a type of flexible working where an employee splits their time between the workplace and remote working.

As a result, globally, more than two-thirds (68 percent) of those surveyed now say that their preferred work environment is hybrid.

The Benefits of the Hybrid Model

All things considered, increased flexible working could increase some people’s job satisfaction and work-life balance, plus create more inclusive working environments for workers with certain types of disabilities.

Don’t Forget Planning Permission

So many Garden Room Providers offer the service of building a home office in your garden, but many are not aware that planning permission could be required.

A recent Case Study

An article was recently published in the Henley Standard stating an unlawful garden office had been built.

To sum up, a surveyor had come to the conclusion that the office was built to close to his house and therefore unlawful.

Within this case the neighbour had taken great pride in keeping the garden to his late wife’s standards and had been greatly affected by the office next door.

Gain Guidance from NAPC

NAPC can ensure that cases like this are avoided by fully investigating whether your garden room will need planning permission or not.


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