A Garden Studio promises a quiet retreat away from distractions and drama that get in the way of the creative flow. Tailor-made to suit your profession, our studios are hand-crafted to provide the ideal workspace for inspiration to take place. Whether designed to harbour your hobbies or built as a home for your career, our garden studios take every aspect into consideration to make the space perfect for you and your craft. From ensuring you have the perfect level of natural light to adequate soundproofing to keep the music in and the outside noise out, we take your unique brief and turn it into an individual environment for your creativity to take root.
Studios come in all shapes and forms. That’s why we keep the brief open and design all our Garden Studios bespoke to your specific needs and requirements. Everything affects the design and the build, the available garden space, the purpose for the studio, the aesthetic that you’re after. We work together to design and handcraft the perfect home for your craft. Feel free to see some of the Garden Studios we’ve created in our portfolio.
All our garden builds are fully insulated so you can work comfortably all year around. Our custom-made builds are easy to warm during the winter months and can also cut back on the energy you would be otherwise spending warming up your house. Warming up just one room is cheaper after all.
Our designs come with plenty of options to make your studio fit-for-purpose. All our builds are fully wired up and ready for business the moment the build is complete.
Garden studios deliver that perfect getaway from the noise and distractions that get in the way of the creative flow. Separate from the house and the potential hubbub within, studios provide a quiet, creative space that helps maintain the work/life split that’s all important for those who work from home. Whether the purpose of the studio is for a hobby of profession, the choice of escapism works both ways.
Our Garden Studios also come with an option to be sound-proofed. Ideal for musicians, these sound-proofed studios have the option to be adapted as recording studios as well as practice rooms. A peaceful, quiet workspace also appeals to many professions, especially if outside noise is an issue.
We take the time to really understand your individual brief as every studio we make is different just as every artist is different. We can create bespoke workshops for a range of art forms, from painting to ceramics and crafting. Take advantage of our bespoke design service and maximise the natural light that enters the building via additional windows. Whether you’re a painter, sculptor, musician, or designer, your studio will be a perfect fit for your profession and craft.
Experienced and talented craftsmen and designers
Our team of skilled professionals have been operating in the heart of Sussex since 2008. Our team consists of experienced professionals, including our inhouse architectural technician who overlooks our planning applications. We offer a turnkey service where everything is handled under one roof.
Every inch hand-crafted
Unlike other garden studio suppliers, we do not offer flat pack style garden rooms and steer well clear of plastic interiors. For us, changing the size or colour of a mass-produced structure is simply not bespoke. Our carpenters work hard to finish every piece by hand. We’re dedicated to the craft, so much so we run apprentice carpentry schemes every year.
Individual, sustainable designs
We do our best to cater to your expectations and give various size, material, window and door options for every client. All of our garden studios are made with sustainable materials and are finished to the highest specifications to prolong the life of your building. Because of this, we deliver a high-quality product at a competitive price.
After your enquiry, a member of our team will contact you to discuss your initial garden studio plans in more detail. We always try to book a site-visit with our clients in order to have a detailed discussion about their requirements. A member of our knowledgeable team will bring material samples and images of our previous builds.This enables you to choose the finish on our Garden Studio, and allows us to create a design which is truly unique for you.
After completing a survey of the space you want to use for you Garden Studio, our team will then create a CAD design which encapsulates your ideas. We will send this to you with a list of proposed specifications for the build. We welcome any feedback and will keep making adjustments until you are 100% happy with the design and cost. When you are happy to proceed with your own Miniature Manor, we will schedule your build into our diary.
Depending on the size of your garden studio, it usually takes two – four weeks for our team to erect and decorate your structure. The majority of the work will take place on site in your garden, although there will be days when they build part of the structure at our workshop in Sussex. Once your garden studio is complete we will advise how best to look after the structure to ensure longevity.
In the event that planning is required, our architectural design team can take over this process and at present, have a 100% success rate at achieving permission. We charge a separate fee for this work which also covers the submission fee to your local council.
We commonly apply for planning permission or work to building regulations for the following reasons:
Where building regulations or planning permission conditions are required, we will adapt the specifications of our build for the all-important sign off.
You can learn more about the planning rules for Garden Studios via the Planning Portal Mini Guide.
Generally speaking, you don’t need planning permission. We design and build our Garden Studios so they are covered under your permitted development rights. Some additional extras will need planning permission. There are more reasons where planning permission will be needed, but we can address any concerns you have.
Our team regularly works with planning officers and we have our own planning consultant that we direct inquiries towards. Planning regulations can sometimes be very conflicting so we can help answer any planning permission questions you may have.
Yes, we have a showroom where an example of a Garden Studio is on display. Visits to our showroom is by appointment only. You can arrange a visit here or by calling on 01403 610619.
This depends on how much outdoor space you have at your property. A build in your garden can’t exceed over 50% of the space you have available – going over will require planning permission. There are also external height restrictions. The external height cannot be any higher than 2.5 metres when 2 metres off the boundary. A pitched roof will also have a height limit of 4 metres when it is built 2 metres from the boundary.
You can find out more about the planning regulations for outdoor builds on the online planning portal here.
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 we will email across an estimate.
"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!"