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Contemporary Garden Rooms

Blending traditional craftsmanship with modern designs

Contemporary Garden Rooms

Van, Delivery & Installation included Delivery & installation included
Van, Delivery & Installation included
Delivery & installation
10-year guarantee
10-year guarantee
for peace of mind
50 Years Experience
Over 50 years'
Handmade to Order in Norfolk
Handmade to order
in Norfolk

Our contemporary garden rooms are representative of modern architectural design, with an emphasis on functionality and simplicity. These minimalist designs have clean blunt lines and are open structures using expansive glass elements to seamlessly merge indoor living with the natural landscape surrounding it. These contemporary garden rooms provide a versatile space that has an extensive range of potential uses from a garden office to a yoga studio, or even additional entertainment space. They are an attractive and appealing solution to needing more space without the hassle and inconvenience of a home extension.

What is a contemporary garden room?

A garden room is a self-contained building situated within your garden, that offers additional indoor, usable space. These garden buildings are available in a range of styles, a popular choice being the contemporary garden room. Typically characterised by modern design elements such as sleek lines and large windows for natural light. Modern garden rooms provide a distinct, purposeful space separate from your main house that also blends indoor living with your natural surroundings. Whether you need the additional space as a tranquil retreat, an inspiring home office or a lively entertainment hub, a contemporary garden room provides an ideal solution for many home and garden styles.

A modern Holt Studio versus a traditional Morston Summerhouse

Why have a contemporary garden room?

The most common reason for installing a garden room on your property is to create further space for personal enjoyment. Contemporary garden rooms provide an attractive, year-round escape from the main home which can be used for socialising, relaxing, entertaining guests and practising hobbies. A garden room not only increases the footprint of your property but often the value, too.

The benefits of a garden room

Increased property value 

Investing in an attractive, well-made contemporary garden room can have a substantial impact on the overall value and appeal of your property. In the realm of real estate, such additions are increasingly recognised as valuable assets, contributing not only to the aesthetic charm but also to providing functional space that resonates with modern lifestyle preferences.

Extended versatile living space

One of the major appeals of contemporary garden rooms is their flexibility, offering homeowners a dynamic and versatile space that can adapt to ever-changing needs and preferences. This adaptability is a key factor that elevates these structures beyond mere functional additions, transforming them into invaluable assets within a property. The space can transform to meet your changing needs, acting as a home office one day and a yoga studio the next. Or it might serve as a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of your main home.

Elevate your garden

The sleek and stylish design of our contemporary garden rooms stands as a hallmark of modern sophistication, introducing a distinctive touch of elegance to your outdoor space. Crafted with a keen eye for aesthetics and functionality, these innovative designs seamlessly blend form and function, making them a striking addition to any property, regardless of architectural style.

Connection to nature 

Designed with large windows and glass doors, our garden rooms provide an abundance of natural light. The view of your garden enhances the overall atmosphere, creating a calm and inspiring environment. Positioned within your garden, a garden room provides a unique connection to nature, offering a serene and tranquil setting.


Our garden room features & considerations

Lined & Insulated

A lined and insulated garden room can be enjoyed all year round. Not only will the insulation provide warmth and comfort throughout the changing seasons but it will also regulate the interior temperature and help to prevent mould. Adding painted interior lining will also give the garden room a polished finish look. You can even select your interior shade from our Farrow & Ball palette.  

Range of Styles

Whether you’re searching for a modern or traditional garden room, our extensive selection will provide you with the ideal aesthetic. Crane Garden Buildings handcrafts garden buildings in a range of different styles to suit your different needs and personal preferences. 


You get to choose everything from what style of roof covering your garden building has down to the shade of your interior lining. Should you wish to, you can customise your contemporary garden room with things like interior partition walls, heating, Velux windows and, where applicable, an exterior veranda. 

Quick & Easy Installation

With Crane, you won’t have to worry about anything other than getting to enjoy your garden room as soon as it is installed. We will work with you right from the very beginning, providing a level concrete base if needed, before sending our experienced and professional fitting team to erect your chosen building.

Why Choose Crane

Established in 1974 by David Crane, Crane Garden Buildings are proud to still be, at their heart, a Norfolk-based, family-run business, and a highly rated producer of high quality timber garden buildings. 

10-year guarantee for peace of mind

50 years' Experience

Handmade to order

14 show centres across the country

UK Delivery & installation included


Absolutely, contemporary garden rooms are a worthwhile investment. They not only provide additional living space but also contribute to the overall value of your property. 

In most cases, planning permission is not required for garden rooms, as they fall under ‘permitted development’. However, there may be certain size and location conditions to meet. Please get in touch to speak to one of our knowledgable designers to discuss your requirements and planning permission queries. In the meantime, take a look at our guide to planning permission.

Contemporary garden rooms that are lined and insulated make excellent home offices or workspaces. They provide a quiet, dedicated space away from the distractions of the main house, immersed in the nature of your garden. 

Our contemporary garden rooms come in various sizes to suit different outdoor spaces and user needs. Our team can work with you to find a size that fits perfectly in your garden, to find out more get in touch

Some of our contemporary garden rooms come lined and insulated as standard, whereas it is an optional extra on others. If you would like to know more about our styles and what they include please get in touch with our designers. 

Depending on the options you choose we can supply modern garden room styles with double glazing, insulation and electrics to help you enjoy your building no matter the weather outside.

We can provide an electrical pack extra on our modern summer houses, so we can set everything up in the building to run off electricity. You will just need to arrange the final connection to the house yourself.

The installation time can vary based on the size and complexity of the garden room. So it could take anywhere from half a day to five days to install. Five days would be for our larger, fully-lined and insulated buildings.

Our garden rooms are built with robust materials and can be equipped with secure locks to provide safety and security.

Compared to traditional home extensions or loft conversions, a contemporary garden room often represents a cost-effective and less disruptive solution to gaining extra space. However, costs can vary based on size, materials and customisation.


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