HOW TO: Design your own garden room

Creating your perfect garden escape couldn’t be easier, we’ve got the expertise to guide you through the design process and help you build a garden room that meets your requirements.

The possibilities are endless

Everyone’s vision of the ‘ultimate garden room’ is different.  At Outsiders we offer a fully bespoke, personal service which means there are many design options.  Whether your dream garden room is a tech-loaded party room, a sedum-roofed yoga studio with a sauna or a light-flooded art studio with a kitchenette we can help you create it.

Pre-designed garden rooms

We offer 4 pre-designed garden rooms – they all have different design features and come in a range of sizes.

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The Suite has a flexible interior space and a modern-looking exterior with a framed overhang. The front has a curtained larch cladding design feature and a narrow deck.

The Hideaway is an ideal choice for clients that are using the existing shed space to build their new garden room. This design incorporates a hidden store area. The overall aesthetic is fuss-free and practical.  It is a popular home office choice.

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The Lodge is our classic style offering, it sits well in most settings and comes with a spotlight-fitted soffit feature across the front.

This softens the front aspect and provides shelter from the elements.

The View is popular with those wanting to connect with nature as it has wide floor-to-ceiling bi-fold doors with the option to add a picture window to the side in most cases.

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Some clients choose to use one of the above pre-designed styles as the building blocks to their bespoke garden room – our design and build process has the flexibility to make changes, add extra features or alter layouts.  Our team have the experience and expertise to help you explore various options in order to best achieve your dream garden room.

Bespoke garden room designs

At Outsiders we like to keep things simple for our clients.  Once you have reached out to us we will arrange for our owner, Rob, to meet you, discuss your vision and measure your space.  This is the first stage in our 4 easy – step process:

  • Free Consultation
  • Design & Planning
  • Installation
  • Aftercare & Support

Our expert design, build and support team will be by your side throughout the process to ensure everything goes smoothly and your project meets your expectations.

Customising your garden room

All our garden rooms come hard-wired for data, fully insulated, with power, heating and lighting. Being a small, family-owned business means that we offer a personal service.  We are able to offer a large array of options including:

  • Several cladding types
  • Various window shapes/sizes
  • Different door types
  • Decking & pergolas
  • Sedum roof
  • Mood lighting
  • Bespoke joinery
  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Hot-tubs & saunas
  • Gym floors
  • Sound-proofing
  • Integrated Venetian blinds
  • External kitchens
  • Air Conditioning

Uses for your custom garden room

The tech options are endless and ever-changing but at Outsiders everything is possible.  We use highly trained tradesmen who will be able to help you make the correct choices for your space.

Smart Home Technology

Control heating, sound systems, air con, CCTV and more from your mobile device.

Surround Sound System

Enhancing your movie-watching and music-listening experience.

Alarm Systems & CCTV

Keeping you and your garden room safe with the use of high-tech systems.

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Working with you we can create a bespoke, purpose built space for your golf practice.

By including your chosen tech option in the design we can take your garden room to the next level, creating an aspirational space. Whether you are looking to use it as an office, gym, games room, bar, man-cave or craft room, we can help you realise your dream.

Construction and planning permission

All our pre-designed garden rooms adhere to the regulations, meaning that there is normally no need for planning permission.


If you want to build a garden room which is outside of these regulations we use an experienced team of planning specialists who will happily take over this process for you. For clarity, you can find further information surrounding planning permission on our FAQ page on our website.

Get in touch

If you are looking to design and build your own garden room, get in touch with us today.  We’ll happily talk through your plans, provide advice and help you understand the process.  You will be one step closer to your garden room dream escape. Contact us directly:


01277 671283