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Salthouse Studio

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Suitable for use as a garden office, hobby room, garden retreat, or even as a gym, the Salthouse will allow you to work or play in stylish, modern comfort.

No matter how you want to use your studio, the Salthouse will allow plenty of natural light inside with its modern styling, and best of all, it is fully suited to year-round use.

To obtain a price for your own ideal Salthouse, click on the Create My Studio tab below.

Building Sizes

Our Salthouse Studios are available in more than 25 different sizes:

1.8 x 2.4m (6 x 8ft) to 4.8 x 6.0m (16 x 20ft)

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

Door Options

Within our workshops, we house our own Joinery Works where we make the doors for our Studios.

Our doors are constructed from hemlock, which is a timber particularly suitable for doors, as apart from being durable, it is far less susceptible to movement and warping than other timbers traditionally used for doors.

Our Salthouse doors are fully glazed and double glazed using toughened safety glass, and finished with either polished brass or chrome fittings, a 5 lever mortise lock and draught excluders.

With our Salthouses, you can have a single door, double doors, an extra door set, or a solid joinery door, if you have a storage partition as part of your design.

Single Door

Double Doors

Extra Door Set

Solid Partition Door

Window Options

As with the doors, we make our own windows within our Joinery Works to ensure quality.

The Salthouse comes with a fully glazed front elevation and a fully glazed panel on each side to allow for maximum light and a contemporary feel.

In the back wall of the Salthouse there will be at least one opening fanlight for ventilation (depending on the size), and all the windows are double glazed using toughened safety glass. The fanlights have either polished brass or chrome, lockable window fittings for added security, and are fitted with draught excluders.

You can add more window sets if you require them.

Fully Glazed Front Side

Fanlight Window

Paint Options

Our Garden Studios are available in one of two paint colour ranges: Valtti 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

Roofing Options

Since our Salthouse Studios have a pent roof, and the top of the roof is not very often visible, the standard roof covering we offer is our heavy duty felt, which, while not particularly attractive, is very hard-wearing and practical.

If, however, you will have a good view of the roof of your studio and you want something more attractive than felt to look at, or you just want to do your bit for nature in your garden, you also have the option of having a living sedum matt on the roof.

Heavy Duty Felt

Our heavy duty felt is propane torched onto the roof to increase its longevity. It is a non-rip, extreme wearing material.

Sedum Roof

The sedum roof will offer a natural look in your garden, These plants are low maintenance, they are a natural sound insulator, and they also encourage rainwater run-off, as well as bees and butterflies!

Lining and Insulation

All our Studios and Offices are fully lined and insulated (walls, ceiling and floor). 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 Studio: natural matchboarding, or painted matchboarding. To have it painted, you can choose our own Ivory internal paint colour, or choose between 5 Farrow & Ball paint colours.

Natural Matchboard Lining

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

Painted Matchboard Lining

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

Farrow & Ball Internal Paint

Choose between 5 neutral colours from Farrow & Ball's range to match the style and shade you're trying to achieve with your new internal space perfectly. Choose between Pointing, Shadow White, Slipper Satin, Lime White and Ammonite.

Year-round Use

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 throughout the year.

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.

Lacquered Floor

Having a lacquered floor is an additional option that can be chosen with our Studios. 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 can be chosen as an alternative to a lacquered floor. There are four different natural 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.

Floor Thickness Comparison

Natural or Light oak lacquered floor

Shade Oak or Copenhagen Engineered Flooring

Heritage or Dark Oak Engineered Floor

Cladding Options

Our timber cladding is machined from very high quality Redwood grown in Northern Sweden, close to the Arctic Circle.

Due to the low temperature in this part of the world, these slowly grown trees produce a much more dense and stable timber than others. The timber mill we partner with, and have very close links to, is FSC® certified like ourselves.

We machine our cladding into particularly thick boards, and because it's a slowly grown timber with an exceptionally close grain, the additional benefits of our cladding are its strength and durability. We machine a capillary groove into our shiplap to reduce the risk of water ingress; and also give our shiplap rounded edges so that paints and stains grab and adhere with maximum effectiveness and coverage.

We clad your building in shiplap as standard, but we also offer weatherboard cladding for a more rustic finish.

Shiplap Cladding

This is the most popular choice of cladding for our Salthouses, as it lends itself to the modern style more than weatherboard.

Weatherboard Cladding

Weatherboard is a more rustic, traditional style of cladding compared to the smooth finish of shiplap.

Electric Pack

For lighting and using any equipment in your building, you may wish to consider our electric pack to enable you to use your Studio 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. We can also supply your building with a heater.

4 double 13 amp switched MK sockets

A gang light switch

A waterproof double external 13 amp socket - MK

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

LED Spotlights are inserted into the ceiling of the Salthouse Studio.

A Thermostatic 2kva wall heater with a digital display (this is optional)


To add extra versatility to your Studio, we also offer the option of adding partitions. You can have an external partition, which is generally used to add a storage section, or you can have an internal partition or partitions, to allow you to add extra rooms, such as a toilet, or internal storage space that can be accessed inside, without having to go outside.

External Storage Partition

Internal Partition


Guttering collects the water run-off from the roof and then deposits the water away from the building. This stops the bottom boards rotting prematurely, adding an even longer life to your building. Guttering is available in black or white.

We add the guttering and downpipe along the lowest side/eave of the roof. The addition of guttering also allows you to install a water butt.

Guttering on a Salthouse Studio


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:

  • Of the correct size
  • 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 reasonably level 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.

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.

Matchboard liningConstruction - ex 19mm x 125mm shiplap on ex 38 x 75mm planed framework, all using high grade FSC® Certified 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 an option of a painted finish.

Roof - ex 19 x 125mm tongue and groove matchboarding, on solid timber rafters, fully insulated and covered with heavy duty felt that is propane torched onto the roof, with an alternative option of a green, living Sedum roof.

Salthouse DoorsDoors - Salthouse doors are fully glazed and joinery made. They measure 750mm wide opening x 1900mm high for a single door or 1350mm wide opening x 1900mm high for double doors. The doors are double glazed using toughened safety glass, and are fitted with a 5 lever mortise lock and polished brass or chrome fittings. They are set in ex 75 x 75mm door frames that are fitted with draught excluders.

Salthouse WindowsWindows - Fully glazed front elevation and a single glazed panel on each side. For Salthouses up to 3m in width there is a single opening fanlight on the rear of the studio. For Salthouses of 3.6m width and above there are 2 opening fanlights on the rear of the studio. The fanlights are fitted with lockable polished brass or chrome furniture, and draught excluders. All windows are double glazed using toughened safety glass and set in joinery made frames.

Floor - ex 19 x 125mm tongue and groove floorboards on ex 38 x 75mm tanalized planed floor joists set at no more than 450mm centres. The floorboards are insulated underneath. You also have a choice of either having our standard floorboards (ex 19mm thick) or the heavy duty floorboards (ex 38mm thick).

Height - We offer 2 different eave heights for Salthouse Studios: 2.0m and 2.1m. Opt for the 2.1m eave height to give more headroom inside your building, or have it at 2.0m to keep it under planning regulations height (2.5m full height).

Paint - Externally, you can choose between two paint systems: our Exterior paint range or Farrow & Ball's. Both paint systems offer an opaque coverage and has a long re-decoration cycle 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.

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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