It’s the people behind Garden Hideouts who make the difference. From the imaginative designers
to the skilled craftsmen who create them, every individual is uniquely talented. And that includes
our management and customer service team who you can meet here.
Garden room design specialists
Richard Scowen – Site Manager
The practical side of site preparation and construction is in Richard’s capable hands. He ensures that all the components and furnishings for your Garden Hideout are delivered and then assembled by the team with maximum professionalism and minimal disturbance.
Chris Hill – Managing Director
Chris is a true entrepreneur, having built up one of the UK’s most successful boat companies from scratch. For him, Garden Hideouts was the natural next step. The vision was to create a range of garden rooms that are unsurpassed for their variety, quality and innovation.
Gemma Hill – Interior Designer
As owner of Bayswater Interiors and an associate member of SBID - the Society of British and International Design - Gemma brings a great deal of flair and lateral thinking to our garden rooms. It is her skills and resources that ensure Garden Hideouts provide such beautifully versatile spaces.
Greg Scowen – Sales Manager
Greg's role is to discover exactly what you need from a garden room and then make it happen, smoothly and efficiently. From arranging the site survey to keeping you informed throughout, think of Greg as your professional partner.
Our very latest customer feedback:
Very impressed with Garden Hideouts, and the care and attention you all take with the details. It was very reassuring to get site feasibility visits, and the team on the day were fantastic...
Just to say thank you to you and your team. The Pod is amazing and the guys who built it were incredibly hardworking craftsmen. The result is perfect and the whole experience was very smooth...
My therapy pod... I would just like to say, I am so impressed by the work and skill carried out. The pod looks amazing and all my clients are so impressed by the whole structure and all the little finishing touches ie. the rope and fittings.
I liked that I was kept informed and updated throughout with pictures of the progress, nothing seemed like too much. Your team's attitude towards myself, the pod and the care of my house was excellent. They put up with all my annoying questions too!
You have a great team working for you and I feel it's important for you to know this from a happy customer.
All my clients want a pod in there gardens now!...
Thank you too to everyone involved in building my Shepherds Hut, I love it. This morning we had a removals firm move all my fabrics and yarns into the hut and everything is going to look wonderful, after a massive tidying session! I am delighted and will enjoy working in such a special space. ...
Our garden rooms come with a wide range of floor plans and features to cover a host of uses, for leisure, accommodation or work. Discuss your needs with one of our consultants and we’ll ensure you get the Hut, Pod or Arca that fits the bill precisely.
Generally speaking, our garden rooms can be installed without planning permission because they are covered by permitted development rights. If there is any doubt, however, we’ll let you know when we undertake the free site survey.
Making the most of limited space is an art in itself. We’ve learnt all there is to know about the subject through years of designing canal boats for accommodation and pleasure. Our garden rooms reflect that know-how in every millimetre of space.
You can look forward to years of pleasure from your garden room because we design and build to the most exacting standards. Every joint, every feature is crafted and thought-through to be durable, practical and pleasing.
At Garden Hideouts we won’t keep you waiting. Once you’ve finalised your order our designers and craftsmen will get to work and can often complete your garden room within two or three weeks.
At the outset we’ll carry out a site survey to assess the area and give you a fixed price for placing your Shepherd Hut or Garden Pod in your chosen spot. Delivery and installation is usually around 30 days from point of order. Everything is handled by our own team so its quick and hassle free.
the quality story
Garden Hideouts is a natural development of our longstanding canal boat
business….we’re the small space specialists, using all our acquired design skills
and painstaking attention to detail to create rooms in the garden that will give
pleasure: year after year after year after year.
enjoy your space whatever the weather
Your Shepherds Hut or Garden Pod has been built to take whatever the British
climate can throw at it. The method of construction is one commonly used in
Canadian house construction for a rigid and robust structure. (If it can stand up to
North American weather there’s going to be no problem with ours.)
What’s more, the insulation is deep and high performance, composed of 100mm of
rockwool. This keeps things cooler in summer and of course beautifully snug in the
winter. So any items can be kept inside all year round with no worries about frost or
humidity. It’s the completely weatherproof environment...
a home from home.