Garden Rooms – Contemporary Garden Rooms

About Us

Contemporary Garden Rooms is an offshoot of a bespoke carpentry business that has been in the industry for over 20 years.

We manufacture, build and install beautiful contemporary garden rooms all over the UK and have developed a reputation for unrivaled quality of craftsmanship, reliability and service.

Paul Jones (Founder and Master Carpenter) has a very “hands on” approach to building our clients’ garden rooms and no two buildings will ever be the same. His skill and attention to detail in the workshops and on-site is second to none. Paul insists that every contemporary garden room is handmade and erected (dry built) in our workshops prior to being disassembled and delivered to site for installation.

We specialize in a true bespoke service and offer a professional yet personal service to our clients.

Garden Rooms with an Eco Mindset

Our garden buildings are architecturally designed for modern living, creating an amazing garden building that not only looks stunning, but is practical and designed for year round usage.

Your beautiful garden room will be craftsmen built to the highest standards using only the very best sustainably sourced materials; from Western Red Cedar which does not rot and needs no further treatment, to tanalized slow grown Spruce we ensure you’ll have years of trouble free use of your garden retreat.

A recycled rubber roof (with a 50 year lifespan) which won’t tear, is applied in one piece, designed to endure even the harshest of conditions. We’ve honestly thought about every tiny detail, which gives us and you the confidence that we deliver a high quality product that can be used continuously for a very long time.

Choose your specification from the many options available, tailor-make your garden room to suit your lifestyle needs by requesting a truly bespoke service.

Having recently expanded our factory to incorporate our new designs The Contemporary MyPod , The Contemporary Box  and The Apprentice thus our newly designed range falls within most budgets and still promises to deliver the very best eco friendly product.

The aim of our garden rooms and garden offices is to be built to the very highest standard, to reduce our carbon footprint, be sustainable, use good quality recycled products where possible and have a finished product with very low U value.

Whatever you’re looking for, a garden officegarden room, playroom or simply a garden escape… speak to the people that care and we’ll design and deliver a room outdoors in your garden that you’ll be able to use for years to come; and it’ll impress all your friends and family every time they visit.

The MyPod

The unit comes with fully-insulated, double-glazed lockable high security doors and windows. The pod is constructed from maintenance-free cedar (£495 extra) or treated spruce. No planning permission is required and the pod is fully re-locatable!

The MyPod can be easily customised; as a bespoke service our pods can be made as a larger or smaller garden room to suit your individual requirements and garden space. Please get in touch to discuss your ideas for yourMyPod.

Starting Dimensions

W3m x D2.5m x H2.4m (width can be increased to suit your requirements at a cost of £850/m)


Standard unit: £8995 exc vat (price includes installation)

The Cube


The cube is constructed from maintenance-free cedar inside and out, finished with a high-quality plywood and rubber roof. This versatile garden room has a variety of uses; a relaxation room, playroom or even as a smoking room!


W2.4m x D2.4m x H2.3m


Standard unit: £3295 exc VAT (price includes installation)
Glass roof: £700 exc VAT (optional)


The Playhouse

A place to play that won’t cost the earth

We take waste management seriously – preserving the environment for the future is really important to us. Every off cut from our buildings is put to good use and in doing so, we have developed the Playhouse.

Our team was tasked to create a product utilising cedar off cuts and voilá… the Playhouse was born.

As with our garden rooms each building is individually constructed by hand in our workshop in Shropshire. We can build any size to suit your garden space or the age of your children.

These also make fun and quirky accommodation for dogs giving your family pet a unique pad of its own.

From £595 exc VAT

The Wave

A cool, modern space with a softer side

The Wave is our largest pod to date and can be custom built to suit your requirements. Delivery of the finished Wave can be arranged as a whole unit or in sections which can be built on site meaning we are able to gain access to even the smallest of gardens.

Like our garden rooms, The Wave benefits from aluminium bifold doors allowing you to make the most of the long summer days. It’s also well insulated for all year round use and dressed in low maintenance cedar with a false grass roof.

If you have an idea how the Wave could assist you and your lifestyle contact us with your requirements and we will design one for you.

From £1,250 exc VAT

The Graduate

Low maintenance Cedar cladding to the entire structure, bi-fold doors in a choice of Oak or Aluminium and matching ventilation windows. Internal finishes include, plastered walls with the paint colour of your choice as well as brushed steel downlights, sockets, switches, hardwood floors and skirting boards.

100mm Kingspan insulation can be specified with your build if required, giving an overall wall/floor/ceiling thickness of 220mm and a U-Value of around 0.15W/m2 which exceeds Part L Building Regs

Full Part P Certified electrical connection including the connection to your main consumer unit (within 40m) is also included in the price, as is delivery (some parts of Scotland and Ireland excl) and installation.


Starting Dimensions

3.0m (W) x 2.0m (D) x 3.0m (H)

The Graduate Pricelist 2014

Starting Price: £9695 exc VAT (Installation included)

The Box

The Contemporary Box is designed with fully insulated (Kingspan) floor, ceiling and acoustic recycled glass insulation in the walls, double-glazed (A+ Rated) UPVC French door and window combination (3m) or Sliding Patio doors are included; if you require a set of Aluminium Bi-folds then there is a £1995 upgrade option available.

The Box comes fitted with full electrical connection (S/S downlights, sockets & switches)including the connection to the mains supply. This Contemporary Garden Room is finished with top grade 2 FSC horizontal or vertical Cedar cladding to ensure your garden room ages gracefully and without the constant need for maintenance.

At under 2.5 meters in height, in most cases no planning permission is required.

Starting Dimensions

W3m x D2m xH2.5m

The Box Pricelist 2014 

Starting Price: £8195 exc VAT (price includes installation)

Contemporary Garden Rooms Testimonials

Scroll down to find out what some of our customers think of our services and products.

Jane & Howard, London (Garden Office)

We can’t speak highly enough of CGR’s! Right from the moment of contact, the service was excellent. The design team understood exactly what we wanted and nothing was too much trouble.

The installation team arrived on time, they worked long hours and were very efficient and quick. I would have no hesitation in recommending CGR and I am thrilled with the result!


Simon Winchester, Berkshire (Classroom)

The team from Contemporary Garden Rooms have added yet another classroom to our school within the allotted timescale. This is an excellent indication of their project management skills and teamwork.

The after sales service over the last few years has been brilliant and even a small window adjustment was swiftly dealt with.

Pete White, Reading (Garden Office/Music Room)

We are very pleased indeed!

Considering the weather the guys were incredibly quick and the Garden Room seemed to shoot up in no time; excellent job thanks again.

Guy Moreton, Southampton (Art studio)

We had an unsightly existing garage door and still can’t believe the difference the Garden Room has made to the overall appearance of our property; I also now have space for storage and my artwork. The overall experience from start to finish was excellent and I would have no hesitation in recommending Contemporary Garden Rooms.

Guy Moreton

MW Design commissions CGR to design a Garden Studio

Fabulous work, including the bespoke hardwood decking, well done to all. I look forward to designing the garden around your Contemporary Garden Room.

Marco Wamelink 

MOD Gym for Para-Olympic hopeful!

The guys were amazing, nothing was ever a problem and they even fitted my IR Sauna for me!

I would have no hesitation in referring Contemporary Garden Rooms to any prospective clients.

Rifleman Paul Jacobs 

Nick Oldham, Surrey (Home Office)

From the very beginning the service we received from Contemporary Garden Rooms was second to none and we could never have imagined the solution we now have; a fully fledged, totally separate office space at the bottom of our garden. It’s perfect!

We highly recommend the team at Contemporary Garden Rooms

Julie-Ann, Coventry (Voice Recording Studio)

I’ve finally moved into the Garden Studio and it’s lovely!

I’d have no hesitation recommending your company again.



Martin, Essex (Insurance Broker Garden Office)

In this day and age when average or below is the norm, I did not expect to be impressed when I initially found Contemporary Garden Rooms. The quality of the build, the professionalism, the courtesy, and the desire to ensure that the customer is happy is what makes these guys special!

If you are looking to install a Garden Room whatever the usage, I recommend the team from CGR!

David, Manchester (Martial Arts Dojo)

Fabulous product and very professional service; the attention to detail has been excellent! We specified the internal dimensions around the sizes of our existing Traditional Martial Arts Mats as well as adding further strength to the flooring for impact purposes.

I would recommend Contemporary Garden Rooms to any prospective customers!

AJ&Kay, Buckinghamshire (Garden Playroom/Gamesroom)

From the initial contact right through to the specification process, and then the build and installation with Paul and the Team, we have been extremely impressed by the levels of professionalism and customer service offered by Contemporary Garden Rooms.

There has been continuous feedback on all phases of the build and to say that we are pleased with the end result is an understatement! Overall it has been a thoroughly first class project.

Julie & Mark, Worksop (Garden Studio)

Last night was the first night I had a look at the Contemporary Garden Room once the team had finished and I am very pleased with the Garden Studio!

I have been impressed with the communication and flexibility of the whole team, not to mention their standard of work!

We have recently dealt with a few companies who have not been very good with their service and it’s refreshing to  have a company who believes in customer relationships.

Libby, Knutsford, Cheshire (Garden Annex)

Deciding to build a Garden Room in our back garden was a big decision. The whole process went smoothly from meeting the Designer (who could clearly read my mind), negotiating on the finer detail and price, to the CGR install team arriving on site.

The CGR team was efficient, tidy, friendly and rose to every challenge our difficult site could throw at them! We now have a fantastic addition to our house which is much admired by all that see it; I can thoroughly recommend Contemporary Garden Rooms to anyone thinking of having a Garden Room/Studio/Office installed.

Peter&Sally, Brighton (Art Studio)

Just a short note to say thanks to the whole team, from the initial Site Visit through to the hand over of the Contemporary Garden Room it has been a seamless and pleasant experience; not to mention that the finished article looks amazing!

Even on the final day Paul, was willing to add a few finishing touches at our request, to ensure that our CGR was exactly how we wanted it!

David Reeson, Essex (Garden Music Room)

Having shopped around for ages trying to find a supplier I’m glad we found you guys! You were the ones who clicked straight away and understood exactly what we wanted. More importantly the finished product looks even better than we envisioned in those early Garden Room design sketches.

The kids now have a place to study quietly and when they’re done, I have a place to play noisily-that’s the double benefit of the suggested acoustic insulation!

Actually, I was so impressed with the long hours, professionalism and attention to detail, I’m using you guys as an example of “How it Should Be Done” when working away on site in our own business!

Simon, Crowdys Hill School, Swindon (Garden Classroom)

Having had a chance to look over the building I am very impressed both with the construction and the adherence to requirements of Contemporary Garden Rooms. I will have no hesitation in forwarding your company by recommendation to other Schools with whom I regularly liaise.

Gena & Mark, Suffolk (Chillout Space)

We just had our first myPod garden party and the whole family were suitably impressed! Your creativity and workmanship have made such a difference to our small garden and living space… our thanks to you for the quality of care and attention to detail you afford you clients!

Naomi, London (Gym/Office)

What a fabulous team – they turn up when they say they will, they bring everything they need including a sense of humour, in the blink of an eye they craft a modern garden room that looks better in real life than the pictures in the brochure, the Contemporary Garden Rooms team check all the details with you, they tidy up after themselves and then they come back to check if everything is as you like it. Who could ask for anything more!

It looks great and all my friends are very jealous.

Karen Warwick, Surrey (Art/Yoga)

Everyone from Contemporary Garden Rooms was very professional from the initial site consultation to the finished article. The work was completed on time and to a very high standard with the minimum of mess and fuss. We ended up with a delightful multi-use garden room which is both contemporary and welcoming.

Margot & Richard Fraser, Glasgow (Gym)

Thought I would drop you a line to say what an amazing job the guys have done on our new garden room. They worked incredibly hard and I can’t believe how quickly they built our Garden Room! I am hugely impressed with the standard of workmanship and the level of professionalism from your installation team. The building looks great and is exactly what we hoped for.