As 2023 draws to a close, we are celebrating another successful year at Miniature Manors HQ! Our design and construction team were incredibly busy, completing just over 40 beautifully bespoke builds for our customers across Sussex, Surrey, Kent and South London.
Our office team has expanded, and as a result, we have taken on an exciting new office space in Haywards Heath. More details on this will be announced in the new year.
We are proud to have run another successful apprenticeship programme, as our latest recruit embarks on qualifying as a site carpenter.
From cosy garden retreats to modern work spaces, the garden room builds of 2023 have showcased the versatility and skills of both our site and office team. Here are some of favourite projects of the year!
Best Garden Office of the Year – Cedar Garden Office
Often, it’s the simplest of designs that can make the biggest impact on a garden. Back in April, we created this stylish 2.5 metre by 3.5 metre home office in Surrey. This studio size is perfect if you are looking for a professional one person working space. The fuss-free design includes red western cedar cladding and uPVC sliding doors. As with all of our builds, it is insulated for year-round use and includes a residential grade interior finish. In other words, the same high quality spec you would expect to have in your home. Learn more about the Cedar Garden Office here.
Soundproofing that Stands out in the Crowd – Garden Music Studio
A soundproofed space is invaluable if creating noise is an integral part of your job or hobby. We take pride in putting together effective soundproofing packages on our builds. Our favourite soundproofed room of the year has to be this Garden Music Studio in West Sussex. This impressive space was designed and built for a composer and music producer who required a professional, private room to work from. The space is complete with acoustic treatment, air conditioning and ambient lighting. Check out the Garden Music Studio here.
Family Hub of the Year – Multi-Purpose Garden Room with Storage
A Garden Room doesn’t need to serve one purpose. It can be used by multiple family members for a range of uses. Showcasing exactly how a garden building can have more than one use, is this beautifully modern project that we created at the start of 2023. The main room in this design is used not only as a home office, but as a leisure space to bring family members together. Large bi-fold doors open to a picturesque garden, allowing the family to enjoy the beauty of nature while staying connected in a cosy and stylish setting. The design also includes attached side storage, meaning our customers didn’t lose out on important garden storage space when they commissioned the build. The slatted composite cladding from Ecoscape makes this a particularly eye-catching project. Learn more about the Multi-Purpose Garden Room with Storage here.
The Eco-Friendly Haven – Garden Room with Solar Panels
As sustainability becomes increasingly important, our garden room builds are embracing eco-friendly design principles. This beautiful fibre-cement clad garden building exemplifies this trend, featuring solar panels and energy-efficient insulation. This beautiful projects demonstrates that a garden room can be both a sanctuary for its occupants and a friend to the planet. Discover our Garden Room with Solar Panels project here.
Looking to 2024!
With a handful of exciting garden room projects in the diary, and several garden rooms awaiting planning permission, we are approaching 2024 with a positive outlook. If a bespoke garden room project is on the horizon for you in the new year, we would love to help! Simply complete our Project Planner or contact us on 01403 610619. After an initial consultation to explore what you are looking for, we will provide you with an estimate and a site visit. Following this, our design team will get to work on a fantastic 3D render of your room, along with a detailed quotation and list of what will be included in your build. Place your deposit, and within weeks our talented team will be on site creating a life-changing room in your garden.
"The overall quality is great"
“We are so pleased with our new garden room. The team talked us through all the design options and the cost implications were made really clear so we could make informed decisions. They were such pleasures to have around. The overall quality of the final garden room is great...”
"The build quality is superior..."
"I'm so happy with the finished product, they were a pleasure to have throughout the build time. I can confidently say the process and build quality from Minature Manors is superior in every way; from the communication, the customisation, the finish and even the price. Thank you!"
"Punctual, professional, polite, considerate..."
"I can’t recommend highly enough the team at Minature Manors for the outstanding job they have done providing us with a wonderful studio at a very competitive price... We have been extremely impressed and have absolutely no reservations recommending Minature Manors to anyone who is looking for a high quality garden room..."
"The service was exceptional..."
"We're so delighted with EVERYTHING! The whole project took a little over 3 weeks start to finish and the service was exceptional. Our garden room looks even better than the pictures and every member of the team was warm, friendly and helpful. We couldn't have asked for more and would highly recommend them!"
"5-star consultation process with site visit"
"From day 1 of my initial enquiry, Richard was so responsive, approachable and enthusiastic. Despite the relatively modest project size, Richard gave a 5-star consultation process with site visit, computer renders and making numerous suggestions and updates as we moved through the process. The team working on the build itself were a pleasure to have around!.."
"Very tidy and polite/professional..."
"Excellent service throughout, a high quality product in the end, good price, very tidy and polite/professional, communicated clearly from the beginning and explained everything well. Would definitely recommend!"