Welcome to Thames
Garden Rooms

A small, family run company specialising in bespoke garden rooms for homes in the West London area including Richmond, Twickenham, Isleworth and Hounslow.

We can manage your project from design, manufacture to build and completion and provide a personal, bespoke and dedicated service

Here are the most common questions that clients ask when planning their garden studio.

Do I require planning permission for my garden studio?
No, not if your building is less than 2.5 metres in maximum height, not in the grounds of a listed building and if you do not intend to use it as overnight accommodation.

How big can my garden room be?
Your garden room can be as big as up to 50% of the area of all your garden. This includes all of your land except the part that your house stands on, this also includes the front garden, side gardens and back garden, less the area of any other buildings, sheds etc.

Is it possible to have a toilet in my studio?
Yes, if you are above the drains and connect to it. Permission maybe required from your water authority.

What can I use my garden room for?
You can use your garden space for anything including office space, home gym, storage room, games room, pool room, and more! It is not permitted to use this space for overnight accommodation.

Is it possible to run electricity and water to my garden room?
Yes, in both cases. Electricity requires and armoured cable from a suitable consumer unit. Water needs to be insulated below ground and connected to the mains.

I would like my own bespoke design and specification for my garden room. What would be the process for this type of build?
Often clients would like their own custom design and spec and so we are used to working with a clients individual and bespoke needs. We would firstly schedule a meeting and where we can survey the site, discuss your needs, size, spec, suitability of site and answer any questions that you have. From this initial meeting we would be able to complete a design drawing and detailed quotation.


What would the next steps be if I want to go ahead with the build of my garden room?
If you are happy with the design drawing and quotation we would provide a contract of work. Once this is signed and agreed we ask for a 10% deposit and agree a date to start. At the start date we then require a further 40% payment and the balance is payable on completion.

How long does it take to build a garden room?
Our builds take anywhere between 10 to 15 working days depending on size and spec. We build on site not from prefabricated panels.

What areas do you serve?
Kensington, Notting Hill, Hammersmith, Fulham, Kew, Twickenham, Richmond, Ealing, Acton, Hounslow, Whitton, Barnes, Kingston, Teddington, Weybridge, Virginia Waters and nearby areas. If you live somewhere nearby but not mentioned here please get in touch and ask as we are always happy to consider new areas if travel isn’t prohibitive.

Serving the West London area including Richmond, Twickenham, Isleworth, Teddington, Whitton and Hounslow areas. The first choice for garden rooms, studios, offices, play rooms, outdoor offices, music suites, entertainment studios and more.

Planning your Contemporary Garden Room

We can manage your project from design, manufacture to build and completion and provide a personal, bespoke and dedicated service.

Get in touch today to discuss!