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Please have a look at the frequently asked questions below and see if we can help! If your question remains unanswered, click here to contact us, or give us a call on 01403 610619.

General FAQs:

Do you have a price list?

As all of our garden rooms are individually designed, it is hard for us to present a list of prices. However, if you complete our Project Planner [insert link] we will email across an estimate.

Do you have a showroom?

Our showroom is available to visit by appointment only. Located in Mid Sussex, it will give you an opportunity to look at cladding options and our first class interior finish. If your garden room design is particularly unique, we will look to take you to a previous build that has a similar finish.

How do I book a site meeting & receive a quotation?

Please complete our Project Planner [insert link] and a member of our team will be in touch with an estimate. If our estimate is suitable, we will put together a design idea and from there arrange a site visit. Following our meeting, we will send you a comprehensive quotation.

What warranty do you offer?

We offer a structural 10 year warranty against building defects.

What are your payment terms?

We require a 50% deposit to confirm your build. A 25% payment is due seven days into the work. The final 25% payment is due on completion.

What are your lead times?

There is typically an 8 – 12 week lead time for available start dates. If you are keen to schedule your garden room build, we ask for a £500 refundable deposit to hold a date.

How long does a Garden Room take to build?

An average garden room build will take approximately two working weeks given that there are no delivery delays. Larger projects can take anywhere from three to six weeks.

Do I need planning permission for my garden room?

In most cases, a garden room can be built under permitted development rules. This is because most of our garden rooms do not exceed 2.5 metres in height when being built within 2 metres of the boundary. If you live in a maisonette or listed building, then planning permission is required. For a more detailed look at planning, we suggest reading the Planning Portal’s Guide.

Can you put through my planning application?

Where planning permission is required, our architectural design team can take over the planning application on your behalf. This is usually charged with a separate fee and includes all drawings.

Construction FAQs:

What foundations do you offer?

The majority of our garden rooms are built using a concrete screw pile foundation. For our music studios, we recommend a concrete base to aid soundproofing. The foundations are always included in your quotation.

Are your structures insulated for year round use?

Yes, we insulate the walls, ceiling & floor with a high level of insulation.

Will the electrical side of the work be included?

Yes, the electrical side of your garden room build is included in your quotation. We will also provide you with an electrical certificate that signs off the work. We price the electrical connection separately as this differs from household to household and depends upon factors such as your fuse board & the distance to the garden room.

Do I need to clear the garden before work begins?

The garden will need to cleared ahead of the work. However, we can quote to assist you with this. We have experience in taking down garages, sheds & with general garden clearance.

What can I expect the inside of my garden room to look like?

All of our garden rooms are professionally plastered and painted. We include a moisture-resistant laminate flooring that is available in a choice of seven colours. A contemporary style of skirting is included as standard. With our bespoke design service, you can request upgrades to your interior finish.

    How Can We Help You Today?

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    1. Please provide some details so that we can contact you.

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    3. Please select what the garden room will be used for.

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    4. Do you know which type of garden room you would like? If not the exact design, please suggest which option is closest to your requirements.

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    5. What size would you like the garden room to be? Please provide approximate dimensions in metres.

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    8. Do you have a budget for your garden room? If so, what is it?

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    10. Please describe your garden. For example: Is it on a slope? Is the ground level? What is the existing ground build up? How big is it? Is it clear from obstructions?

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    What Our Clients Think

    Jonathan GRAY
    March 2021

    "Delighted with our garden room..."

    “First rate, high quality build from a very professional, friendly and efficient team. Very responsive from start to finish, helpful with design and we are delighted with our garden room. Very happy to recommend Richard and his team at Miniature Manors...”

    Nick CP
    March 2021

    "Fantastic to work with..."

    “Miniature Manors were fantastic to work with. They built a garden room for us in the centre of Lewes which now serves as a home office for two, a family room and it even has enough storage for all our outdoor needs...”

    Alison Guyton
    March 2021

    "Miniature Manors were really helpful..."

    “From the quote, design to fitting stage of my wooden framed gazebo Richard and the team at Miniature Manors were really helpful. I normally worry when I am having any work done on the house or garden, but I didn't worry at all as they were so professional checking and double checking everything...”

    Ricky Russell
    February 2021

    "The experience from start to finish was first rate..."

    “I cannot rate Richard and the rest of the team highly enough. The experience from start to finish was first rate. I wanted a soundproof music studio built in my garden and approached 8 or 9 suppliers. MM stood out from the start....”

    December 2020

    "My soundproofed music room is superb!"

    “My soundproofed music room is superb! Amazing, polite, hardworking team with great attention to detail. Highly recommended....”

    Mark Bradbury
    December 2020

    "So pleased with the results..."

    “Miniature Manors built a multi-purpose garden room for us during lockdown. We are so pleased with the results. Impeccable attention to detail, the friendliest trustworthy team and an end result to be proud of....”

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