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The apex roof on this Garden Room offers an alternative style, and allows flexibility in the roof pitch to help meet your requirements. 

You will be able to use your Apex Garden Room throughout the year as a hobby room, retreat, gym or office with its full insulation, double glazing and electrics. 

To obtain a price for your own ideal design, click on the Create my Garden Room tab below. 

Design your Garden Room

Whether you are looking for a hobby room, an office, a craft room, an entertainment space, a gym, or simply somewhere to relax and enjoy your garden from, our luxury Garden Rooms are built to use for your comfort all through the year, with full insulation and electrics included.

As each building is hand-crafted to order in our factory in Norfolk, the design of your new Garden Room can be tailored to suit your tastes, with different roof coverings, cladding options, window styles, paint colours for both the exterior and interior, and a host of other options. You can really make it your own by adding a partition (or several) and extra doors and windows, the choice is all yours.

We want you to be inspired to create your own Garden Room, which you can do by clicking the Create My Garden Room tab, to create the Garden Room you have been dreaming of.

Building Sizes

Our Apex Garden Rooms are available in more than 15 different standard sizes:

From 3.0 x 3.0m (10 x 10ft) to 5.4 x 5.4m (18 x 18ft)

For more bespoke sizes please call us on 01760 444229 to enquire

Paint Options

Our Garden Rooms are available in one of two paint colour ranges: Exterior or Farrow & Ball. Both of these paint ranges offer an opaque finish with a long re-decoration cycle in a wide range of natural colours that will fit perfectly into garden environments. Please see below for information on both paint ranges.


Paint Range

  • High quality exterior paint.
  • Weather resistant and protective.
  • Fully opaque four coat system.
  • Inspired by nature and the soft neutral tones of traditional colonial buildings.

Farrow & Ball

Exterior Paint

  • High quality exterior paint.
  • Water resistant and anti-fungal.
  • Rich, fully opaque colour.
  • Specially selected colours from the Farrow & Ball paint collection.
Wimborne White
Old White
Light Gray
Mouse's Back
French Gray
Card Room Green
Green Smoke
Manor House Gray
Down Pipe

Lining & Insulation

All our Garden Rooms are fully lined and insulated (walls, ceiling and floor) as standard. This allows you to use your new building all through the year, it also increases comfort and decreases noise levels, as well as finishes the building in a beautiful manner.


For the roof we have a 4 tier lining and insulation process; we insulate between the ply layer and the internal matchboard tongue and groove lining and finish the building with your choice of roofing material. For the walls, we insulate your building by trapping a breathable paper membrane between the studwork, which acts as a moisture trap before filling in with insulation. 

There are then 2 options for lining your Garden Room. You can have natural matchboarding, or you can opt for painted lining, which is also included. To have it painted, you choose our own Ivory internal paint colour, or choose between 8 Farrow & Ball paint colours. 


We can line with our highest grade tongue and groove matchboarding (15mm) offering a natural, warm feel.


We use a channelled, secret-nailed, tongue and groove matchboarding (15mm) with 3 coats of paint in Ivory or Farrow & Ball paint, which achieves a bright, clean and airy look.


The insulation in the walls, floor and ceiling, along with the matchboard lining and double glazing will allow you to use your building in comfort all through the year.

Interior Colours

Inside our Garden Rooms, you have the option of natural or painted matchboard lining, either in our interior Ivory or in a choice of 8 Farrow & Ball colours. 

The Farrow & Ball colours have all been specially chosen to contrast pleasingly with our external paint colours, and will allow you the flexibility to choose a neutral colour, or a shade with a bit more colour to it to really bring the inside of your studio alive. 

These colours become particularly special when they are paired with one of our four engineered flooring types.

Pointing | Slipper Satin

Ammonite | Elephant's Breath

Shadow White | Old White

Purbeck Stone | Manor House Gray

Wall & Ceiling Colour Combinations

As well as choosing a paint colour from our selection of interior colours for the walls, you can also choose to have your ceiling painted. You can choose the same colour for the ceiling as the walls, or if you would like to add an extra splash of colour, you can choose a separate, contrasting colour. 

These are our favourite Farrow & Ball colour combinations for our Garden Rooms: 

Neutral = Walls - Shadow White + Ceiling - Pointing. Engineered flooring suggestions - Shade Oak, Heritage Oak, Dark Oak.

Warm Neutral = Walls - Old White + Ceiling - Pointing or Slipper Satin (depending on the level of contrast you want). Engineered flooring suggestions - Shade Oak or Dark Oak. 

Warm Grey = Walls - Elephant's Breath + Ceiling - Slipper Satin. Engineered flooring suggestions - Shade Oak or Heritage Oak. 

Manor House Gray walls and Ammonite ceiling

Elephant's Breath walls and Natural ceiling

Ivory painted walls and ceiling

Flooring Options

Our standard (ex 19mm thick) and robust floorboards are set on closely spaced tanalised floor joists, but we can also offer heavy duty (ex 38mm thick) flooring if you are planning on storing particularly heavy items or if there's going to be a lot of movement inside your new Garden Building.

As well as choosing between floorboard thickness, you can also choose to have either a lacquered finish on your floor, or you can add engineered flooring for an alternative look.

Lacquered Floor

Having a lacquered floor is included in the price of our Garden Rooms. The lacquer is applied to the floorboards in either Natural or Light Oak to help protect the timber, as well as giving it a nice sheen.

Engineered Flooring

This option is also included in the price of our Garden Rooms and can be chosen as an alternative to a lacquered floor. There are four different colours to choose from, and the engineered flooring offers a chance to further personalise your new garden building, whether you’re aiming for a traditional, rustic or contemporary style. 

Our engineered floorboards sit on top of the existing floorboards, with a layer of underlay in between the two, providing further insulating and sound-absorbing benefits.

Heritage Oak Engineered Floor

Dark Oak Engineered Floor

Shade Oak Engineered Floor

Chalk White Engineered Floor

Natural or Light Oak Lacquered Floor

Electric Pack

For lighting and using any equipment in your building, you will get an electric pack with a heater included with your Garden Room to enable you to use it all year-round.

Professionally fitted by qualified electricians who take all the wiring to a consumer unit ready for you to connect to your electricity supply. Internal wiring will be fitted behind the internal lining. 

As part of the electric pack, we provide LED spotlight sets; however, if you would prefer different lights, such as pendent or exterior lighting, that is absolutely fine. If you source the lights of your choosing, just let us know and we will fit them for you as part of the installation when we fit the electric pack.

4 double 13 amp switched sockets

A gang light switch

A waterproof double external 13 amp socket

An 8 way consumer unit: the main switch takes 2 slots - 63 amp MCB - 16 amp and 6 amp blanks

LED Spotlight sets are fixed into the ceiling of all our Garden Rooms

A Thermostatic 2kva wall heater with a digital display


To add extra versatility to your Garden Room, we also offer the option of adding partitions. You can have an external-access partition, which is generally used to add a storage or pool pump room, or you can have an internal partition or partitions, allowing you to add extra rooms, such as a toilet, or or changing room that can be accessed inside.

External Partition

Internal Partition


All our buildings require a level, solid concrete base of the correct size.

The single most important part of installing a garden building is the base. Bases must be:

  • Level within a 6mm tolerance to ensure the longevity of your building
  • Of the correct size (please follow the base plan we send you)
  • Square i.e. have right angled corners

A concrete base supports your building in the best possible way, adding longevity, as well as creating a substantial distance between your building and surface water.

Concrete base in a customer's gardenWe can supply a 100mm deep reinforced concrete base ready for your building, laid by our professionals, in advance of your building being installed by us. The site must be clear and level within 100mm for us to do this.

The base should always be a minimum of 50mm out of the ground to prevent surface water or puddles affecting your building i.e. rotting it.

The base you have must be made to the plans we give you when you order your building, whether we install the base, or you get a trusted builder to do it for you. 

Bases for larger buildings, and in particular garages, need to be built to exact dimensions - we create special base drawings for our garages, since they sit directly on the concrete base and must be anchored into place.

Please note: If you intend to fully or partially surround the building base with hard paving we strongly suggest the installation of a French drain between the paving and base to prevent rain bouncing off the hard surface and driving up under the building, which in turn could cause damp and rot. A French drain is a simple small trench, dug around your building and filled with aggregate that will allow surface water to drain away.

Always get your garden building base laid by a professional, whether that is us, or a local builder you trust.

We constantly strive to ensure all our materials and techniques are the best that we can source and provide. We lead the market in producing exceptional quality timber buildings. Couple this with our personal and bespoke service and you will be totally delighted with your building.

Height - 2.1m to eave height. If you need to restrict the height of your building to 2.5m, please contact us directly and we will be able to help. 

Construction - ex 19mm x 125mm shiplap or weatherboard cladding on ex 38 x 75mm planed framework, all using high grade Scandinavian redwood. The walls are lined with a breathable paper membrane and insulated before being internally clad with ex 19mm vertical tongue and groove matchboarding with a choice of a painted or a natural finish.

Roof - ex 19 x 125mm tongue and groove matchboarding on solid timber rafters, fully insulated and finished in Cedar Shingles or Slate Effect tiles. 

Doors - 1 pair of joinery-made double doors 1830mm high x 1380mm wide, ¾ glazed including double glazing with 4mm toughened safety glass, finished in a range of styles, fitted with a 5 lever mortise lock and polished brass or chrome fittings. Set on ex 75 x 75mm planed door frame.

Windows - 4 double sets of opening windows that are double glazed and fitted with 4mm toughened safety glass, finished in a choice of styles and furnished with polished brass or chrome furniture using joinery-made frames.

Floor - ex 19 x 125mm tongue and groove floorboards on ex 38 x 75mm tanalized planed floor joists set at no less than 450mm centres. The floorboards are insulated underneath and also treated with a lacquer to protect and finish them (available in light oak or natural). Engineered flooring is also an option (please see the Options tab for more information). 

Paint - Externally, you can choose between two paint systems: Exterior or Farrow & Ball. Both paint systems offer an opaque coverage and have long re-decoration cycles with a wide range of natural colours to choose from. For more information, please see the Paint Ranges section on the Options tab.

Our experienced and professional fitting team deliver and install all our buildings to anywhere on the UK mainland free of charge.

As our business is very much dependant on our reputation in providing an excellent product and service, our customer care is exceedingly important to us and you will find that we very much pride ourselves on this. From the design stage, right through to installation, providing the best possible service is our number one priority.

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Each building we make is designed and built to order, which means that we can make the building in such a way that it will fit through restricted access areas and be installed exactly where the building is required; however, if you have any concerns about the access to your garden, please contact us and we will be able to advise you.

Please also note that our installation team requires a flat, solid and level base to install your building on. If you have any questions about this at all, we will be more than happy to help if you call us on 01760 444229.

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