Garden Studio completed in St Albans

We have just completed a Garden Studio in St Albans for a customer who wanted their very own Art Studio, with enough space to paint and wall space to hang their works of art. They chose Garden Lodges because a friend and fellow artist had recommended our company to them.

The customer wanted the Garden Studio to have lots of natural light, so they chose 4 wall to ceiling fixed frame windows across the front of the Garden Room in UPVC light golden oak, and a set of French Doors and a further 2 fixed frame windows to the side.

Due to the height of the Garden Studio, which is above 2.49m, it required planning permission which we looked after on behalf of the customer for £1,042 including VAT. This fee included all of the required planning and elevation drawings, reports and liaising with your local planning officer until the final decision.

Our modern laminate New England flooring was laid throughout the Art Room, and it was finished in a matt white emulsion and skirting boards were painted in white gloss as standard. To add a designer touch, the customer chose external chrome down lights that run across the side of the studio, as well as 12 internal chrome spot lights inside. The project was finished in just 3 weeks, where the customer was delighted with the results.

Artist Studio

Width: 7.00m
Depth: 4.00m
Height: 2.86m
External Area: 28m2

To find out more about our Garden Studios click here.

Garden Studio built in Welwyn Garden City

We have just completed a Garden Studio in Welwyn Garden City for a family who originally wanted to use their new space as a Garden Office, however once the Garden Room was completed, they then decided to use the Garden Room as a teenagers hangout and a mini-gym instead.

The Garden Studio Width: 3.80m X 3.00m, with an external Area of 11.4m2. It’s clad in Western Red Cedar timber, which fits in beautifully with the natural surroundings of the garden. The Garden Studio has 2 UPVC fixed windows and a set of UPVC French doors in dark grey, mimicking the luxury look of aluminium frames.

The Garden Room was built in 3 weeks using structurally insulated panels (SIPs), where it was fully plastered and is finished in a matt white emulsion and the skirting boards were painted in white gloss, as standard. The customer chose our hard-wearing Century Oak laminate flooring, with a slightly vintage look – they couldn’t believe it wasn’t engineered real oak flooring.

The customer most liked the quality of our products for the price and also our good customer service, although they weren’t surprised because we were recommended to them through a friend.

Garden Studio
Width: 3.80m
Depth: 3.00m
Height: 2.49m
External Area: 11.4m2

To find out more about our Garden Offices click here.

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Garden Lodges launch brand new website

Today, Garden Lodges, a leader of designing and installing Garden Rooms nationwide, has unveiled its brand new website, which shows off a modern design and extra-helpful content. Not only does the website have many more features and interesting articles, the brand has also launched a brand new range of Standard Models’.

The Standard Models range has 4 different stunning designs to choose from, which come in several set sizes with incredibly low set prices, all including foundations, installation, flooring and lighting and even decoration. What’s more, these contemporary Garden Studios don’t require planning permission* and also make a great Garden Office, Play Room, Music or Artist Studio.

When browsing around the website, make sure to check out the ‘Inspiration’ section, showcasing a gallery of images packed full of recently completed projects, a blog, as well as the Garden Room Styling and Garden Room Uses sections.

The Garden Room Styling pages allows you to browse through the many different types of Garden Buildings that have been constructed, whilst giving you tips on how to get the best from your Garden Room. The Garden Room Uses area will cover most of the popular uses for Garden Buildings, and also give you advice on the design and upgrades needed to suit the potential use.

Be reassured about the company and services, by finding out more in the new ‘What to expect’ section, where all of the important aspects of your build are outlined – from the initial site survey, right through to our payment schedule and even planning permission help.

Garden Lodges make fulfilling your Garden Room journey even easier with its brand new website design and layout, as well as its informative content. Take your first steps to planning your Garden Room project by downloading a brochure and booking a site survey today.

*Planning permission may be required for buildings under 2.49m read here for more information.

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Modern Garden Studio built in Central London

A stunning flat roof Garden Studio has recently been completed in Hammersmith, Central London. The main aim for this project, was to design and construct a flat roof Garden Studio which is 2.49m high, so it wouldn’t require planning permission.

The Garden Studio will eventually be used as a Home Cinema for the family, as well as a place for the parents to relax in and enjoy their beautiful garden all year round. What’s more, all of our Garden Rooms are built using structurally insulated panels (SIPs), which means they are highly insulated and warm in the winter and stay cooler in the summer.

The new 19m2 Garden Room is set at the bottom of the back garden as a central feature to the garden, where it has its very own shaded decking area, surrounded by tropical palm trees and flowers.

The Garden Studio also has an 800mm external overhang with external chrome downlights, which light up the garden in the evening. The family chose aluminium sliding doors along the front of the garden building and one single door to the side, and stylish Western Red Cedar timber cladded look.

Garden Lodges can also fit and plumb in bathrooms, so the Ball family added an ensuite toilet with a neatly fitted, white vanity unit and sink combination with chrome fixtures. We also looked after the full construction, plastering and decoration, as well as fitting the hard-wearing laminate flooring and all electrical wiring and lighting.

See our selection of photographs and a video with details all about this ultra-stylish Garden Studio.

Garden Studio
Width: 6.20m max
Depth: 3.80m max
Height: 2.49m
External Area: 19.01m2 including decking area

A well-organised Garden Office built in Bedfordshire

We have recently completed a fantastic and interestingly-shaped Garden Office for a family in Bedfordshire. The family wanted a flat roof Garden Office which fitted perfectly into a difficult corner of their garden, so the Garden Room was designed as a 5-sided, unsymmetrical Garden Office – this particular shape was a first for Garden Lodges!

This Garden Office didn’t require planning permission due to it’s height and size, where it was completed from start to finish in around 2 weeks. We looked after all aspects of the construction for the Garden Office – right from the foundations through to the internal plaster, flooring and decorating.

The Hyde family wanted a modern look, so they chose our popular Western Red Cedar clad timber panels for the exterior, as well as a flat roof with a 300mm overhang which has external chrome down lights fitted. Inside the Garden Office, the owners have hung many shelves to accommodate their many office materials. The 11.12m2 space allows up to 2 people to work alongside each other comfortably too.

Project Hyde, Garden Office
3.5m W X 3.75m D X 2.49m H
External area: 11.12m2

Garden Room Art Studio built in St Albans

Garden Lodges built this wonderful Garden Studio in St Albans in May this year, based on the design requirements from the Bolton family, who currently use it as an Art Studio. The 13.67m2 Garden Room was built in around 2-3 weeks by our own Garden Lodges build team, which includes hard-wearing laminate flooring, all lighting and decoration as standard.

The Bolton Family decided on the Red Western Cedar exterior timber cladding, giving a really natural feel to the Garden Studio. The surroundings of the Art Studio are absolutely stunning too, where the family have created the perfect sanctuary for them to get creative and paint.

The aluminium framed bi-fold doors allows them to have a completely open front to the Art Studio, whilst the fixed frame windows along the side means natural light can shine through all day.

Please watch our video below of the finished Garden Studio…

Major Tech Upgrade September Special Offer

Garden Lodges are excited to announce a brand new upgrade package for their Garden Studios, Garden Lodges and Garden Offices, called the Major Tech Upgrade package. What’s more, in September this fantastic upgrade is completely free!

The Major Tech Upgrade allows customers to have fast internet connection to their new garden building. We will dig, lay and fit all necessary CAT 5 cables to your Garden Room, or we will provide a Wi-Fi signal extender if preferred.

Included within the Major Tech Upgrade, is a flat screen television and a speaker system, allowing you to enjoy all the latest films with a great sound and vision experience.

During September, we will be offering our customers who pay their deposit that month, a free Major Tech Upgrade pack with all new Garden Lodge, Garden Studio and Garden Office, and traditional Garden Room purchases.

To take advantage of this special offer, book a site survey with one of our professional and helpful Surveyors. You will then receive an itemised quotation for your proposed Garden Room, ready for you to agree and then pay your deposit in September, to qualify for the offer.

If you already have a quotation from us and would like to place your order and pay your deposit, please contact us directly at your earliest convenience – we don’t want you to miss out on this fantastic offer!

What’s included in the special September offer:

• Internet connection to your new Garden Lodge, Office or Studio.
Cat 5 cable run to the garden terminated to RJ45 sockets at each end, or a Wi-Fi Range Extender.

• 32” Widescreen TV, with built-in HD Freeview.
Up to 50 digital and 10 HD channels, without subscription. Connect the TV to the internet via integrated Wi-Fi receiver.

• TV Bracket for hanging your new TV.

• Speaker bar to get the best sound from your TV.
With built-in Bluetooth, enabling you to wirelessly stream music from your smartphone or tablet.

• HDMI cable to connect your new speakers.

*Terms and conditions apply, please read carefully below.

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Major Tech Upgrade September Special Offer Terms and Conditions:

We have checked the compatibility of these units and theoretically they work together to offer the ultimate technology experience in your garden building and we have many happy customers using this configuration. However, we are unable to guarantee these products will work with all electrical devices due to the diversity in home networking and electrical wiring configurations, and in this instance Garden Lodges will be unable to assist further and advise you seek professional IT support locally, with any associated costs being payable by the customer.

These terms and conditions are subject to our standard terms and conditions provided, and so are any other terms you may have been referred to at the time of taking up this offer. By agreeing to this offer you comply with all relevant terms and conditions. The items outlined are non-transferable to any other individual and cash or an alternative will not be offered. The customer is responsible for any additional expenses and arrangements not specifically included in this offer. This offer is subject to availability.

The upgrade will be delivered after full final payment is made upon completion of the garden building, unless otherwise communicated or agreed by Garden Lodges. Garden Lodges reserve the right to amend, cancel or alter the terms of the offer at any time. In the event of an item outlined within the offer being unavailable, Garden Lodges reserves the right to offer an alternative item of less or equal value.

This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer you have previously arranged with Garden Lodges. Only one Major Tech Upgrade is permitted per Garden Studio, Lodge or Office, or any other garden building purchased through Garden Lodges. Garden Lodges reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time without prior notification. The offer is only valid with deposits or full payments made in September 2014. This offer is available from 1st September 2014 to 30th September 2014 only.

Pitched Roof Garden Lodge Built in London

We have recently completed a 28.5m2 pitched roof Garden Lodge in North London, which will be used mainly as a guest bedroom suite.The Garden Lodge has a fitted bathroom and a kitchenette, as well as a garage built on the side of the garden building.

The foundations are concrete pad with 100mm, built on a timber frame and using our own produced structurally insulated panels (SIPs) for the walls, floors and ceiling. The Garden Lodge is finished with Western Red Cedar timber cladding on the outside, with laminate flooring throughout.

The glazing is the main design feature for the new Garden Lodge, where fixed window panels start at the gable end down to French doors with two large windows each side. On the Marley Rivendale slate tiled roof, there are also two Velux windows to let in even more natural light into the Garden Lodge.

For full installation, ground works, fitting electrics and plumbing and decoration, the Garden Lodge came to £34,810 including VAT.

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Modern Garden Studio Construction in London by Garden Lodges

We’re constructing an ultra-modern Garden Studio in London for a family wishing to use it as a relaxation room and a Cinema Room for their children. The Garden Studio will be an extra space for the family to enjoy and spend quality time together in the garden, as well as being a perfect feature within its contemporary surroundings.

The 19.01m2 Garden Studio will feature anthracite grey aluminium, triple track sliding doors, where all panes of glass move smoothly into one fixed pane, along the front of the studio. A high aluminium single door will also match the sliding doors, adding another simple entrance.

The Garden Studio will have Western Red Cedar timber cladding, complete with a 15m2 matching Cedar deck outside. Seven chrome external down lights will also be fitted on the external canopy, perfect for that contemporary designer finish. As well as the concrete slab foundations, all labour and material costs, fitting, glazing and decoration, the £29,442 price also includes a separate toilet, vanity unit and sink.

At present, the Garden Studio is in its third week of construction. All that is left to do is the internal decoration and adding the final fixtures and fittings, then the family will be presented their keys and kit out their brand new Garden Studio.

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The timber frame is laid upon the concrete slab foundation
The highly-insulated SIPs are then connected to the timber frame
SIPs are covered in waterproof membrane, ready for the cladding
The EPDM roofing system is applied to the roof, which has a 20 year guarantee

New Standard Laminate Flooring Options For Our Garden Lodges, Studios & Offices

Garden Lodges HQ is excited to announce 4 new laminate flooring options available to choose from, when designing your brand new Garden Studio, Garden Office or Garden Lodge. Hard wearing, strong and beautifully finished, our laminate flooring is low maintenance and perfectly engineered.

Book a Site survey today to discuss our range of Garden Lodges, Garden Studios and Garden Offices, or download a brochure following the link on our homepage, to read all about our bespoke range.

Example of our standard laminate flooring option.
Example of our standard laminate flooring option.