Classic Pod

Classic pod


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The Classic Pod from Garden Hideouts is a brilliantly versatile space for living, sleeping, entertaining or relaxing.
With a dining area that quickly converts to a comfortable double bed, it is a multiple use environment that adapts beautifully to your needs.

The use of oak veneers and creative lighting creates a warm, inviting space and the ecclesiastical style window that matches the front doors brings a classic appearance to the whole interior. With other luxuries such as a corner basin, high quality laminate flooring and display shelves, this is a room in the garden that’s quite simply a home from home.

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All Pods from Garden Hideouts have been designed to offer a practical and attractive space that has been built for durability, warmth and weather-proofing.Each building is constructed from a dual layer of bonded 18mm ‘Grade A’ structural ply. This has been sustainably sourced directly from Finland before being professionally cut from a unique CAD design on our CNC machinery. The building’s precision built framework utilises the tried and trusted tusk tenon and wedge system. The result is uniquely strong series of joints, delivering a rigid, robust and long-lasting structural frame.

• Western Red Cedar exterior cladding: ethically-sourced and slow-grown. Can be either hand-oiled to preserve its rich colour or left untreated to turn silver-grey over the seasons.

• Select grade Scandinavian Redwood tongue and groove interior cladding. Primed, painted and immaculately finished

• Framework cavity insulated with a layer of ecologically sound 100mm flexible mineral wool. The semi-rigid shape of the insulation allows it to be measured and cut accurately filling the void more completely, thereby providing excellent all year round thermal and acoustic performance.

• ‘A’ rated double glazed bespoke wooden door and window units.

• Optional distinctive half-glazed end panel.

• Quick-Step Impressive laminate flooring with water-repellent ‘Hydroseal’ coating.

• Certified electrical system with high quality finish outlets.

• Fully delivered to site and professionally constructed.

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The most suitable type of foundation will be selected for the ground conditions where the Pod is to be sited to ensure a secure base for the building.



100mm x 36mm sustainably sourced precision cut Grade ‘A’ structural ply fixed at joint cross sections with a tusk tenon and wedge system.


18mm Grade ‘A’ quality exterior ply floor and internal subfloor.



100mm flexible mineral wool insulation with a U-value 0.22w/m2K* installed within each natural cavity section of the framework.


100mm foil faced rigid foam insulation board with a U-value of 0.26w/m2K* installed within the floor and subfloor cavity.

External Cladding

150mm x 15mm Western Redwood Cedar featheredge boards installed with a 50mm overlap and secured with galvanised fixings over a high performance breathable vapour membrane. Hand finished with satin-matt microporous UV protection oil.

Internal Cladding

90mm x 20mm Scandinavian Redwood tongue and groove. Hand primed and painted with BS6150 compliant high quality acrylic primer and emulsion.

Electrics & Lighting

17th Edition compliant consumer unit and wiring with current Part P certification.

Doors & Windows

Tricoya wood double glazed ‘A’ rated toughened glass units. So hard wearing and weather resistant they come with a 50 year guarantee. Fungal resistant and super-low maintenance.


The Pullman style dinette provides a socialising and dining space for up to 4 people. The large Oak veneer table is supported by two stainless steel legs with inset cups into the floor, allowing them to be easily removed when the table is not needed. The seating is well cushioned and comfortable, upholstered in flame retardant fabric available in a number of finishes, ranging from contemporary designs to a leather option.

Double Bed

The convertible seating area quickly and ingeniously converts into a generously sized double bed when required. The table drops down to act as the bed’s base whilst the seating cushions neatly convert into the mattress. It means the room can remain clutter free whether in living or sleeping mode.


The entire floor is fitted with Quick-Step Impressive Ultra laminate flooring, which not only looks aesthetically pleasing but also has a water-repellent ‘Hydroseal’ coating to provide a durable, splash proof surface.


Underfloor heating combines with high-efficiency insulation to provide a supremely warm and comfortable environment. The heating is operated via a timer unit for maximum convenience and economy.

Storage & shelving

Each seating unit has ample storage inside, ideal for bedding etc. There is additional storage in the unit accessed via a chrome handled door, along with fitted shelves. A further shelf runs along the back of each seat, ideal for display items or books. This can be painted in the colour of your choice. There is an enclosed storage unit with oak veneer top set into the corner at the side of the entrance door, as well as storage under the matching sink unit opposite. These units can also be painted in the colour of your choice. We can even alter the cupboard shape to include a fridge. 4 floating shelves are situated above the corner units, featuring inset downlighters which illuminate the walls and create an intimate atmosphere. The shelves are ideal for ornamental and display items.


Set into a corner unit with an oak veneer top, the stainless steel bowl and tap is practical yet attractive.


4 polished chrome 240v sockets are strategically located around the Pod.


A classic pendant light hangs above the dinette, providing effective but unobtrusive light to the area. Additional lighting is provided by downlighters set into the ceiling as well as the atmospheric illumination from the corner shelving. The lights are controlled via double switches in a polished chrome finish.

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...

    Mr Dix
  • 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 their gardens now!...

    Michelle Riach
  • 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. ...

    Christine Bell
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