F.A.Q.

What are your opening hours & do you have a showroom?

Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm

Saturday & Sunday 10am -4pm

Our showroom is open by appointment only, please call or email to arrange a viewing.

What can the studio be used for?

The most popular is a garden office studio but you could use it in any way you would a normal room in your home.  Some examples being a games room,  Home office, summerhouse, home gym, home cinema, reception room, movie room, outdoor kitchen, marketing office and suite, hot-tub / sauna room (please ask about waterproofing inside), soundproofing and noise suppressed recording studio options available.

How efficient is the studio in summer and winter?

We use 100mm insulation as a minimum all around our studio including the floor and roof, the power consumption is very very low in the winter. The studio we have created, utilities better standards than most new build houses.  Unlike most wooden studio offices the density of the rock in the walls is much higher, this will help you keep cool in the summer house, if you wish to spend your time more frequently in the heated days of the summer days we can fit air conditioning either as a stand-alone unit or wall mounted device. ( please call our team of experts )

Will I have to carry out any routine maintenance on the studio office?

In the construction of the studio, we have used real solid rock cladding and oak hardwood. We are confident this will outlast the 10-year guarantee with ease. Cleaning the studio with a hose, water and brush is enough.  If you have trees nearby the guttering at the rear will need clearing on occasions.

What kind of windows and doors are they?

We install high-quality UPVC doors which are black wood grain inside and out finished with black solid oak surrounds. They are very secure with multi-point locking euro lock system and a set of keys, extra available on request.

( extra windows/doors we can install. Key to suite option available )

We can also supply the best quality bespoke bi-fold hardwood doors, these are made to order and require a longer lead time.

What security do you offer?

We are happy to work with your alarm system supplier to connect the Studio office to you existing alarm system.

What is the construction of the walls? How strong are they?

The outer surface is finished with our rock cladding, this ranges from 20mm – 40mm and is very robust and requires no maintenance, this is mounted onto a 12.5mm fibre cement carrier board. The carrier board is installed onto 25mm breathable timber frame. Next, we have the 1mm waterproof breathable membrane barrier which is installed on the main timber frame which is a 100mm x 50mm stud wall (this also carries the 100mm rockwool insulation). We have generously mounted a 9mm OSB ply board directly behind the plasterboard inside. This can allow any user to easily mount a television or monitors, speaker brackets and shelves anywhere desired. If required we can hide the power source behind most appliances for a cable-free look.

Will we need planning permission?

Our studios and garden structures were designed to meet government legislation. The total height of the room is within 2.5 meters allowing the studio office to be placed in your garden using up to no more than 50% of the total available area. A threshold of 30 square meters is in place before planning is required this has been relaxed in some areas. It can be installed at the front of your home as long is it is not forward of the principal elevation on a fronting highway. If your building requires planning permission our planning team will be happy to assist.

The rules do differ slightly for Scotland and Wales please inquire about installation in these areas.

What certificates do you supply once the building is finished?

Our studios are fully tested and certificated, a Part P test of the electrical circuits is supplied by our own team. You can use your own electrical professional if they are happy to work with us. Our Buildings use the same standards of fire protection which all modern builds are governed by. Our windows are in compliance with Part L of the regulations in dwellings.

How long does the studio take to build?

On average even the larger studios take two weeks to complete to a painted finish. With such a quick build we keep the studio build site as clean as possible. 

What will my building be worth? If I move can I take it with me?

Our studios are built using very high standards. It is possible to deconstruct the studio however your estate agent will advise that it is a huge asset and focal point of the sale. The cost of relocating would outweigh a new studio when the value added to the property is taken into account. In premium locations, the value added to the property can vastly outweigh the cost of our studio. Estate agents will confirm this. We can always build you a new one.

I have very limited access to my garden, can you still install?

We can survey the area by video documentation and determine if we can install. If very complicated we will personally survey the site to see if it is possible. As our studio comes in small parts we can build almost anywhere.

Can I connect my phone and internet?

Yes, you can, please speak to one of our team we will be happy to help.

What guarantee do you offer?

As we are a new trading company founded in 2016, we have sourced an external 10-year comprehensive insurance based consumer protection guarantee. This stands strong alongside our studio with very high standards. Any raised elements will be rectified within 3 weeks of notification and that is our promise to you alongside the insurance backed guarantee.

Please see the link: www.thecpa.co.uk/consumer-home/insurance-backed-guarantee