Executive Garden Rooms built our annexe this summer and to say we are delighted with it would be an understatement. From the word go Alison was friendly and supportive, she always gave candid helpful advice. When it came to the point of build, John and the lads were polite, approachable and listened to what we wanted. We are really please with the finished article and with our decision to use this company, especially as they are local.
Fabulous company to deal with and a first class build quality. The whole project from start to finish ran seamlessly and we are absolutely delighted with the result. We didn’t just want any old garden building/lodge, we wanted something that would last the test of time, felt and sounded like you were stepping into an actual building and something that adds value to our property – this we have achieved, thanks to John and Alison. Cannot recommend EGR enough. You won’t be disappointed.
From first enquiry to completion of the project, every query, question and concern was answered promptly and effectively. Not that I can remember there being many concerns.
We had a tricky space to fill. A cluttered corner of the garden with trees and shrubs, overgrowing a long neglected treehouse and kids climbing frame. EGR cleared the ground taking out stumps and roots, even finding a new home for the treehouse via Gumtree.
There was much debate regarding the final size and shape of the construction but Alison patiently walked us through the process, providing a myriad of floor plans until we found the final bespoke option. Then securing planning permission.
Construction itself was a joy to watch. Ben and his team appeared without fail on time each morning and worked late into the day to complete work well within schedule.
The end result is an office that is cosy, comfortable and joy to work in.
In conclusion the reasons we we so happy with EGR and their service was as follows.
1. It was a bespoke service, other garden room companies we talked to offered ‘prefab’ products that wouldn’t have worked in the space.
2. EGR construct from a concrete base meaning that ‘wildlife’ can’t nest or burrow under the structure.
3. There was no hard or ‘up’ sell. EGR listened to what we wanted, offered advice and guidance and found the best possible solution at the best possible price.
Very highly recommended.
P.S. We have recently added a new addition to the family – a Golden Retriever puppy – who ‘works’ with me in the office and he seems very content with standard of work as well.
After meeting Alison and John at the Dorchester show we were impressed with quality of the rooms and their professionalism, the rooms were very competitively priced for the quality of the build.
Our garden room was built in July during the wettest three weeks on record in Dorset!! Despite this Ben worked through the most appalling weather so the building was finished on time and all the sub contractors were here on their scheduled days, except the roofer who came on a Sunday morning as it was the only dry day of the week! – this was exceptional service and meant the room could begin to dry out for the internal works.
We had a bit of an issue with the door and window quality but Ben and Alison did not hesitate to sort this out very quickly for us. Overall we are mightily impressed with the room and it will make our business so much more organised. My quality of life and well-being will also hugely improve as I have moved from a cramped bedroom with only a roof window to a lovely view of the garden and so much additional space! Thank you!
I can’t speak more highly of the work done by John and his team. I knew I was in good hands right from his first visit, when we discussed my ideas at length and he gave me plenty of expert advice before I made my decision. I was impressed by the fact that they only do one job at a time and John is permanently on site to project-manage.
We live in a typical London terraced house so the only access to the garden is through our somewhat cramped flat, and it could have been an utter nightmare, particularly during the foundations-laying phase, plus of course I didn’t want to upset the people living in the upstairs flats by making a mess of the common hallway. No problem on that score, thanks to the extreme care they took to cover carpets and clean up after every day’s work.
The whole job went incredibly smoothly, all the different trades-people were magnificent, they worked amazingly hard and always with a smile so it was a real pleasure to have them around the house and garden, indeed I felt quite tearful when it came to say goodbye, not the usual feeling when you’ve “had the builders in”, this is mainly due to John’s amazing people management skills, a lot of CEOs of much bigger outfits could learn a lot from his utterly unflappable approach.
I was consulted on every last detail of the job and all the admin, including the planning permission, was organised by the super-efficient and very friendly Alison who runs the office.
The end result is a deluxe, energy-efficient office space for me and a really good–looking addition to our home that blends in beautifully with its surroundings and has done nothing to detract from the appeal of our lovely garden in which you can easily forget you are only minutes away from the heart of London.
I would recommend John and Alison and their team unreservedly to anyone wanting a superb new room, designed and built to the highest standards, and not involving any stress.
I wish that all work done on our property was as easy as our garden room. Alison, in the office, was hugely helpful and dealt with all of our queries and requests in a friendly and efficient manner.
John has an incredible work ethic, which makes having him and his team onsite a real pleasure. Not only were they quick and efficient, but also tidied up after themselves (very important with three small children wanting to explore the building site). John was also very good with the neighbours, and took time to chat with them and put them at ease.
We chose EGR® as our preferred supplier as we wanted to have a solid base to prevent animals nesting underneath, all in all a very successful project, and I would have them back anytime…
After doing lots of research on the web, we invited 3 companies to come and have a chat and give us a price. It was quite obvious from our first meeting with John that his professionalism and passion for his product shone through. The key factor for us was that EGR® offered a turn key service which was just what we were looking for, we didn’t want the stress of having to tie up with different trades to get the project finished.
From our very first meeting with John, we knew that EGR® were the company we wanted to build our garden room. The room was to be used as a holistic training studio so needed to be finished to a high spec and be a safe, inviting environment for students to learn in.
From day one we knew we had made the right choice, John and his team were on time and worked tirelessly through the rain without any complaints! John was on site everyday and with the help of his tradesmen the structure soon took shape.
If there were any problems we never knew about them. John was true to his word and organised all the trades and didn’t bother us with any of this. Great!
The project was finished on time without any hiccups. While John is on site, Alison is at the end of the phone or email answering any queries and giving valuable advice if needed.
We now have an amazing holistic training studio which is a wonderful environment for our students and tutors to work in.
If you are thinking of adding a garden room for personal or professional use then please consider Executive Garden Rooms, you will not be disappointed. Thank you John and Alison.
We chose EGR® because they have an excellent, informative website which showed me that they were likely to meet all my criteria. I was looking for outstanding insulation values, provision of a concrete base, full building regulations construction, velux rooflights and on-site management. The ability to deal with planning was an added bonus.
From beginning to end the whole project ran like clockwork, keeping to a planned daily work schedule, come rain or wind.
After just a day or two I relaxed in the knowledge that we were in very hardworking, capable hands. John masterminds the whole operation and has a highly skilled team. The work has been completed to a very high standard.
We live in a small courtyard development, accessed through an archway into a shared space. John took the trouble to liaise with neighbours and to ensure that deliveries did not inconvenience them. Alison is an amazing administrator and was so helpful even down to choosing every last detail. They both have a wonderful ’can do’ attitude. I cannot praise or thank them enough. I am delighted with my painting studio.
I would recommend Executive Garden Rooms to our friends & family without a doubt.
The garden room has truly made a huge difference to our lives. From being the office that we needed for Helen, as well as a place for our Gym equipment, to our own little private cinema. Saturday Night is Movie Night! We can’t thank you both enough for building a life changing addition to our garden.
Having narrowed down to three suppliers, I chose Executive Garden Rooms based on their very relaxed, knowledgable and efficient service. They were competitive on cost, and understood the exact brief that I required.
Executive Garden Rooms were superb from start to finish. I initially chose them due to their extremely knowledgeable, professional, and no pressure consultation. They clearly understood my brief, and were able to answer any questions I had regarding the construction of the home office quickly and effectively. This continued throughout the design process, and everything was agreed down to the last detail.
On site, they were excellent. Everything was completed on time, and to a very high quality. At no point did I feel that I needed to be there, and any slight modifications were undertaken without hesitation. All the professional tradesmen were exceptionally polite, and worked exactly to specification. A fantastic addition to my property.
I would have no hesitation in recommending them in the future.
We chose Executive Garden Rooms because they were the only company who we felt really wanted our business. Other companies couldn’t even guarantee they would open their show rooms at the weekend for us to meet with them, whereas a director from Executive Garden Rooms came to meet us and discuss our exact requirements.
Throughout the initial selection process and prior to any commitment, the team at Executive Garden rooms helped us with the design of our building and gave us detailed options at every stage ensuring we knew exactly what we were spending and where we could prevent unecessary expenditure – meaning we got exactly what we wanted within our budget.
We were also keen on Executive Garden Rooms’ turnkey approach. From knocking down the existing garage to applying the last coats of paint, everything was managed by Executive Garden Rooms, which meant there were no hidden costs and no tricky scheduling of different tradesmen to organise.
We felt EGR® offered the best value for what we wanted and from the very start seemed to be the most professional and reliable of the companies we contacted.
We could not recommend Executive Garden Rooms highly enough. Their professional, friendly and helpful approach from our very first contact right through to receiving the keys to our new building was exemplary and their complete ‘turnkey’ service provides exceptional value with none of the hidden costs we kept finding elsewhere.
We were so impressed with our initial meeting with John who gave us total confidence that our new room could be designed to our specific requirements First impressions are so important. We wanted a building which is a bespoke design with solid foundations, that included site clearance. The turn key service that John and Alison were able to provide for us was very important.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Executive Garden Rooms to our family and friends. John and his team worked incredibly hard in all weathers and it was a pleasure to have them on site.
Executive Garden Rooms have given us a beautiful room that we enjoyed from the day we were handed the keys. Everything was completed on time and to the agreed budget.
Alison was able design the windows so that we have an uninterrupted view, through the room into the garden from our house. Incorporating the existing electric supply from our greenhouse into the garden room on a separate fuse, was no problem for John and his team. John and Alison kept us informed at every stage of the build, which made such a difference
If you are thinking of a garden room, then do consider Executive Garden Rooms. They have lived up to and exceeded all our expectations.
I have been a beauty therapist for over 16 years and I finally made the decision to work from home but I didn’t want to work in my house, so I started to search the internet for companies that could build me a studio in my garden. I looked at dozens of websites but kept going back to Executive Garden Rooms as their website is so informative and easy to understand.
I knew I would still be working while the build took place, so I wanted a company that I could trust and that supplied all the different trades to carry out the job from start to finish. From my 1st phone call with Alison (admin) and my 1st meeting with John (builder), I knew they understood what I needed and I felt confident that they could build me what I wanted, to the high standards that I needed for my business.
What I have is an amazing, modern, insulated studio with 2 treatment rooms, a toilet and air conditioning and because the studio is completely bespoke, it sits perfectly at the end of my garden. I get endless comments on the brilliant quality of the studio and how wonderful it is!
I am so pleased I took the big step of working from home and I would highly recommend this wonderful family run company to build you what you want/need, from start to finish.
When a new client comes in, they always say how warm and comfortable it is in the studio. Best thing i ever did – thank you 🙂
Right from our initial contact via e-mail we were impressed by the efficiency and professionalism of EGR. This was reinforced during the initial site visit and subsequent negotiations.
For family reasons we needed accommodation in close proximity to an existing property. An annexe was considered to be the ideal solution, so we set about designing a floorplan that was adapted from previous house builds that we had undertaken in France.
We contacted 3 providers of Garden Annexe buildings and held consultation with them on site and by e-mail. We were then able to review initial designs and quotes in order to ascertain the most suitable solution.
Having decided to work with EGR, we held regular discussions with Alison in order to further refine our project. For each aspect of the interior (kitchen, bathroom, flooring, etc.) we were advised the budget allowed for in the quote and given free choice as to the products used. Anything above or below the budget was adjusted in a list of Contract Variations.
Alison handled all contact with the local planning office and a date was set for the project to commence. From day 1 through to completion, John was on site every day and worked tirelessly to keep the project on track and complete on time.
Each weekend we received a plan detailing the works scheduled for the forthcoming week. Any variations decided during construction were accommodated where possible.
Regular liaison between EGR and Building Control ensured that the project met building regulations and approvals.
A thorough clean was carried out prior to handover as well as an explanation of how certain features worked (heating, etc.).
At the conclusion of the project, all we had to do was add furniture. A real turnkey solution.
The result exceeded our expectations. The build and quality of finish is excellent. It is a really pleasant environment in which to live.
From beginning to end (and beyond) Alison and John have listened, communicated and delivered. Without hesitation we would recommend their services to anyone that might be considering an annexe.
Having only recently moved into our new home in Devon, we were clear that the most urgent change was to create a working space (office/study) for both my wife and I to pursue our careers based from home.
EGR worked like clockwork to complete the full construction from ground works to handing over the keys in 3 weeks. The end product, including the views, gives us the ideal and versatile space, with all the services installed in a high quality, well insulated, secure building.
We are delighted with the outcome and the office was immediately furnished and is in continuous use. Not only has it provided us with the ideal office environment for us both to work in, but it has released the pressure on the house.”
I cannot thank Alison and John enough for the amazing quality of their work. On the administrative side, Alison was always on top of everything, even putting up with my ridiculous work schedule and hours, which had me away from home for several months leading up to (and during!) the build, and which could have made communication difficult. No time was too inconvenient and I could always rely on her to get back to me swiftly on those rare occasions I wasn’t able to get through first time.
On the construction side John was amazing. He would arrive bang on time every day and get to work with zero fuss. The hours he was putting in were quite incredible, especially as he hardly ever appeared to take a break. I can’t believe how quickly everything went up, and the quality of the finish is impeccable. He took my last minute additions and changes on board and even came back to check on the building a couple of weeks after the finishing date, just to help sort the last couple of niggles.
All in all our experience was just perfect, I can’t recommend EGR highly enough, they are that winning combination of friendly, approachable and utterly professional. Thank you for giving us the most amazing room, we are hugely grateful.
We selected Executive Garden Rooms as our supplier because :-
The rooms looked great, solid, well insulated and modern looking buildings not a log cabin.
We could specify dimensions and fittings.
The speed with which the product could be delivered.
It was a turnkey solution.
“We are really pleased with our new garden room. The whole process from start to finish only took 3 1/2 weeks which was amazing considering we had services put in for a kitchen, shower and a toilet.
If there was an Olympic category for building, John would be a gold medal winner! The work was of a high standard and any concerns we had even down to a plug socket being millimetres out (we are a bit sad that way) were corrected.
EGR handled the planning application (we wanted permission for sleeping overnight) and it couldn’t have been easier.
The room is solid, well built and really warm (warmer than our house!) and very quiet because of the effectiveness of the insulation.
We love our new room, if you’ve got space do it, you won’t regret it.”
After a lengthy search online and visits to several suppliers I considered that the design and specification of EGR were superior.
Thank you John and Alison. We are delighted with our new garden room and the experience of seeing it being built. A great design with good materials, exceptional workmanship and exceptional value.
As a retired construction industry executive, I am not easily impressed but this was impressive.
If anyone wants to know what good looks like in a construction project then watch John build a garden room. No fuss, no waste, no delays, first class workmanship and right first time. I doubt that there is a better building or builder in the UK market.
My father who the room was for, my husband and I felt that Alison and John came across as being the most professional of the three companies we approached. They also really listened to what we wanted and were honest about what could be delivered in the budget we had.
My husband and I wanted to provide an extra room at the end of our garden for my father. From the beginning Alison and John were honest, reliable and completely professional in their approach to this project. The build went ahead smoothly and we were so impressed with how hard John and Paul worked each day. They also kept the site so tidy and returned it to such a good state after the build. My father is just so happy with his accommodation and remarks almost daily how warm it is and how it was built to such a high standard. We would absolutely recommend EGR to anyone who wants some extra space.
After researching several companies and talking to EGR by phone we decided that they fitted our requirements best, particularly in terms of incorporating an acoustic build.
The work was completed on time, on budget and completely to our specification. The studio is superb and John and the team couldn’t have been more helpful while doing the work. Alison was a great help in the office and always responded to emails exceptionally quickly (even once while I was in IKEA buying shelves for the studio!) and gave excellent advice.
I certainly would and already have recommended Executive Garden Rooms to my friends & family.
I had been researching companies to install a garden room and was ready to commit to another when a friend mentioned Executive Garden Rooms. I went to see her room and was very impressed on how professional it looked.
I liked the idea of a concrete base rather than having a void under the building and also the fact it was plastered internally. They were able to offer a more bespoke service of design to suit my needs. I am so glad I went with EGR.
They have been professional the whole way through the process, from the planning and then the build. John was on site punctually every day and Allison would send me the week’s schedule every Sunday. They finished on time and left the site clean and tidy and the room looks magnificent.
They were also on hand to advise me through a situation which arose due to a disgruntled neighbour. At this point I was so happy to be with a professional company who I could trust had built everything to plan and knew how to handle the situation calmly.
Thanks John and Alison!
We had a single garage in need of demolition. We wanted to replace it with a multi-use space that would serve as a home office, a sewing room, a play room, a guest room and (according to our daughter) a disco/science lab.
It needed to be usable all year round. It also needed a shower room, sight lines over the whole garden and it needed to look good, as it’s a focal point from the living room. It was a long list of requirements for a small space butExecutive Garden Rooms have met the challenge brilliantly and we could not be more pleased.
John completed a thorough site visit and talked us through the options available to us, sketching out some initial ideas. Alison paid close attention to what we wanted and refined the initial plans to make sure every aspect was right for us. She also answered our many questions promptly and made sure we had detailed information about the costs of different options, so that we could make informed decisions.
During the build, John kept the project on track through miserable weather conditions, parking/access problems and even when his van failed and had to be replaced mid-project. Everything was organised very efficiently. John and the team worked incredibly hard, made sure each detail was right and were careful to minimise the disruption for us and for our neighbours.
The project finished on schedule in three weeks and we are delighted with the results.
We would recommend EGR’s, without the slightest hesitation.
We selected EGR as our preferred supplier because they are a family run business; they had the ability to deal with all spects of the build; the rooms high specification of insulation; built on concrete foundations and compliance with building regulations.
From my first contact (via e-mail) with EGR through to the handover they were superb. After researching EGR – I had very high hopes of a stress-free and high quality build and those hopes were exceeded. I highly recommend EGR to our friends and family.
We found EGR via a google search after we compared several garden builders in London. None of them gave us as prompt response as EGR; besides EGR explained very clearly about how a room is built and has many cases of other clients as proof. After a study we felt very confident in choosing EGR to build our garden room.
EGR has been professional the whole way through the process from planning to building. Alison provided me with a bespoke service of design to suit my needs and helped me with planning permission. John was on site punctually and used his master skills to install the room. I can’t believe how quickly it was built, the quality of the finish is the highest standard.
We are so happy to find a professional company who I could always trust. Thank you so much John and Alison, you have made my dream come true!
I would definitely recommend EGR to my friends, who cannot wait to see my garden room.
It’s hard to find the right company for a major (expensive) project if you don’t have a personal recommendation.
We knew we wanted to build an annexe for our son at the bottom of the garden but didn’t know anyone who had done something similar.
We googled some companies and called to make appointments for more detailed quotes.
The market leader took a couple of weeks to come out to us and although the sales person was pleasant she didn’t really capture what we wanted and I think it was more of a “stock” drawing. The quote took a month to arrive and no one ever called to follow it up.
The other company we looked at was Executive Garden Rooms. We liked the fact that they were a family business and the photos, reviews and videos on their website were really good. We called and spoke to Alison, who answered all our initial questions and booked us an appointment to see John.
We received a visit soon after and felt John really listened to what we needed and came up with a good design. He also outlined the whole process and timescale so we knew what to expect. The detailed quote (with a scale plan) came soon after and Alison kept in touch to see how we felt about the quote etc.
We had the opportunity to tweak it and even had the opportunity to choose our own fixtures and fittings, flooring, tiles etc.
We just felt confident that EGR were the right company for us and have been proved right.
John was on site every day and really worked hard from day one. It gave us a lot of confidence knowing he was there and in charge of everything that was going on.
The whole team are professional, friendly and really put you at ease through each stage of the project, right from doing the planning application onwards. No question is too small or too silly! The payment plan is fair and even allows for snagging to be sorted before you pay the final amount.
The weekly project plan helped us feel part of it and we could plan our week around it.
We are so pleased with the final result and our son, who has been living it for 3 months now, has everything he needs and is very happy there.
I cannot speak more highly of Alison, John and the team they brought in. We are happy to recommend both them and the quality of their workmanship.
Thank you so much!
From the start both Alison and John gave a slick and highly professional service.
They paid attention to detail both before and during the build, always taking notice of our particular wishes. From the office Alison was quick to respond to emails, to offer advice and keep us informed. We were away for the first week so she sent photos every day to keep us involved.
On site John worked so hard, always turned up on time, before 8am and worked until and beyond darkness, by lamp light if necessary! He never seemed to stop even when it rained. Mugs of tea were drunk “on the run” whilst working. His specialist colleagues, roofer, electrician, plasterer were clearly skilled. He was never phased by unexpected issues, no fuss, always cheerful and a pleasure to have with us for nearly 3 weeks.
The Cedral weatherboard cladding blends in with the rest of the garden and contrary to cedar cladding, Cedral is maintenance free. The high level of insulation, solid foundations and attention to detail in the finish makes for a smart and comfortable additional work and relaxing space. High quality product and workmanship.
We thank John and Alison for their advice, their friendly and professional approach and their skill in giving us a fantastic extra “space”.
We would recommend Executive Garden Rooms to our friends and family, from initial impression and throughout planning and building process leads us to say – How could you not recommend Executive Garden Rooms? This small family run company is impressive.
We’re very happy we chose EGR to build our garden room. They made the whole process as easy as possible for us and were professional and reliable throughout, as well as being nice people to work with.
Alison handled everything leading up to the build, listening carefully to what we wanted and giving us helpful advice about how to make the most of our budget.
The build itself was quite challenging – a small garden, difficult access and bad weather – but John and his team worked incredibly hard and managed to finish the work on time and to a very high standard.
We got exactly what we wanted and are happy with both the quality of the build and the value for money.
Would definitely recommend EGR.
We chose EGR because they offer a full-service from beginning to end and they clearly care about the quality of their garden rooms. We were not disappointed.
The design process went smoothly as they were extremely responsive and helpful. We had a general idea of what we wanted but were unclear on the details, so we found the EGR photo gallery (on their website) and their expertise and advice very helpful.
The project started on time and progressed amazingly quickly, despite miserable weather. The workers were polite and efficient and always cleaned up after themselves each day. The project finished on time and within budget.
After four weeks, we were handed the keys to a beautiful, fully-functional garden room – all we had to do was move in and start using it! The whole process was pleasant from start to finish and we are extremely pleased with our new space.
We would definitely recommend EGR to friends and family.
We wanted a quality product and a highly professional service and feedback on the website suggested that this was exactly what Executive Garden Rooms was offering.
Alison dealt with my initial inquiry in a very efficient and friendly manner and quickly set a plan of action in place. When John and his team arrived on site they worked very long hours every day and were always extremely friendly and polite.
Alison and John helped to make this project as stress free as possible and now the garden room is complete I cannot praise them highly enough. John is one in a million and you are both running an outstanding company. The world would be far better place if businesses were all run to your exacting standards. 100% customer satisfaction.
We chose Executive Garden Rooms as our supplier because they had excellent communication and a high specification of building.
The work was completed on time and efficiently under the most appalling weather conditions. We are very pleased with the results.
Alison was most helpful and in contact throughout and John and Paul did a great job.
We would recommend Executive Garden Rooms to anyone looking to build a garden office.