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We love it when our customers drop us a line to say how happy they are with their garden studio!
In searching for a provider of a garden office I came across many companies who looked the part, but on further investigation fell short; as they either did not offer a full start to end service (which I wanted) or they made the initial price look attractive and then doubled it with installation fees and hidden extras for things which you’d expect as standard. When I found Sanctum’s website, I almost felt it was too good to be true that they did offer a full end to end service at a good price which was laid out clearly; enabling me to know exactly what the overall spend would be. Sam made the quotation and scheduling very easy, and the installation team were perfect, arrived on time, did a great job, left no mess and were lovely friendly guys. As for the garden studio itself, it is well built, looks great, easy to hook up to electric and internet and is comfortable and importantly as winter is approaching; its warm too!
We are over the moon with our Contemporary garden room. Sam, Gary and the lads were extremely straightforward to deal with and kept us informed and updated throughout the whole process. The build was done incredibly quickly and efficiently despite having to battle an angry swarm of wasps (sorry guys). The finished article looks fabulous and whether it ends up as an office or a teenage youth club it has added to our living space in a really positive way. We would definitely recommend Sanctum Garden Studios.
The Sanctum team provided a seamless and friendly service throughout the entire process from enquiry to installation they were helpful, professional and easy to deal with. The pod was installed with the minimum of fuss and look great. We would happily recommend Sanctum to anyone looking for a garden building.
Richard, Whittle le Woods
Thank you, Sam and team, for such an amazing studio. I after many months of working from the bedroom it is great to move my office into the studio. The installation team were great, so professional and friendly. The studio was installed in a few hours and I am so pleased with the quality, it feels solid and I am looking forward to spending my days working in here. The studio is so light and feels much bigger than it is due to the glass front. Thank you again.
We are absolutely delighted with our studio. The whole process of ordering with Sam through to the construction by Gary and his team was very straight forward. Really nice people to deal with and I thoroughly recommend them.
George & Rosalind
My wife and I are totally delighted with our Hampton Studio. Neighbours and friends alike have all said how much they love it. The process from start to finish was so straightforward, Sam kept in touch with me via email and was quick to respond to any queries I had. The installation was sensationally quick and hassle free – special thanks to Anthony and Chris, they were true professionals and drank nowhere near as much tea as Sam told me they would require!! Seriously though the whole installation start to finish was around 4.5 hours – Incredible! We use the studio as a home office and have been working from it for just under a week now. I opted to install underfloor electric heating mats (happy to share this information with anyone who is interested) before installing the laminate floor and skirting. The insulation is unbelievable, each morning we ask Alexa to switch on the heating at 730am and we switch it off at around 830 am The studio stays at between 18 – 20 degrees throughout the entire day!! Glad I opted for an opening window!! Words can’t express how pleased we are, it is such a nice space for my wife and I to work from. Big thanks to the team at Sanctum, first class!
Lee and Becky Bourne, Lincolnshire
Can I just say thank you so much. The service you provided following my initial enquiry was professional and friendly and I really appreciated your advising me of the availability of an earlier installation slot due to a cancellation. The guys who completed the installation were great, arriving promptly just before 8am and were finished by lunchtime. I could not be happier with the studio itself. The quality is evident and it makes a great workspace. I am also very pleased with how well the insulated panels retain heat.
Damon, Burgess Hill
I was personally amazed at how meticulously the build is planned from start to finish with the four man team hitting the ground, running and all working together like a machine. The speed of how it is all constructed and put together is something to be seen. We’re blown away with the end result as its extremely high quality and the cedar timber on the outside looks beautiful and fit for our countryside setting. Great work, Team Sanctum Garden Studios!
Simon and Lucy, Preston
We are very pleased with the studio and can’t wait to start using it. We are so excited that we have already sent photos to our friends and family. We also want to let you know that the team who did the installation were excellent. They were professional, worked very efficiently and were courteous. They are very good ambassadors for your company.
I have already recommended your company to a few people and advised them to check out what your offer. I have to say that the installation team was brilliant. Arrived bang on time, and although we had a wet day after a run of hot sunny days – they cracked on and worked through – just some tea and biscuits to keep them going! It was great watching the sections being put together with a well thought out system of foundations, flooring walls and roof parts. The whole installation was complete by 2pm and the office now sits looking neat in between two trees in the garden. With an electric connection and LVT flooring being scheduled for this week I will happily send photos once I am in and working from it for you to use on your website. Again thanks for the building – I wish you well and more installations for the future.
Just thought I would let you and the team know how happy we are with our beautiful garden studio!. It is absolutely what we wanted, and we will have may hours of fun and relaxation in it throughout the year.
It was built by professionals who took great pride in their work.
Very very happy. Thank you so much!!!!
Ian & Di, Braeside
The studio is excellent, really pleased with it. Thanks for all of your help with this, and answering all the questions along the way. Thank the team for me again as they’ve done a great job and we couldn’t be happier.
Armen, Tunbridge Wells
I am definitely VERY pleased with my new garden studio, its awesome!! Thank you all
We are absolutely delighted with our studio. The process from start to finish has been outstanding from my initial email to discussions on the phone to the installation of the studio. The team who installed the studio were professional, courteous and a delight to work with.
We would highly recommend your service and product to anyone interested in a garden studio.
The garden room looks great- I’m really pleased with it and all the workmen were great too!
Gary, Chris and Jack were great. By Cornish standards (usually 9am start, many breaks and knock off at about 4.30!!) they got on at a cracking pace and and clearly worked very well together as a team with a professional and sensible approach. I endorse the statements from other customers and have no hesitation in recommending you all in the future. I was pleased with all communication and your willingness to comply with my changes and alterations from the original plan. The building is of a high quality and just as you state on your website and I believe it will suit my purpose very well – also, looks good in the garden . Overall we are very pleased with the building and look forward to many years of enjoyment.
Peter and Suzanne, Bude
The whole service has been terrific, thank you. The team advised they’d arrive at 8.00am yesterday; 7.30am they were on the doorstep! Tremendous They worked non-stop and all was completed by 1.30pm. Impressive. We have been impressed throughout, thank you to you too, and the quality of the workmanship and materials looks tops. Thank you very much. With many thanks, we’re very much looking forward to enjoying our new garden studio
I cannot stress enough how great this company and its studios are, from start to finish the process was quick and easy.
The three fitters arrived right on time on the wettest day of the year so far. They just got on with the job right away even though they were cold and wet and managed to get the job done ahead of schedule. If you have any doubts about buying one of these studios, just look at all of their good reviews, they speak for themselves.
Brilliant garden studios and fantastic company! Sam and the team at Sanctum were great. Excellent communication throughout the design and build process. The building team were friendly, professional and very diligent in getting the studio completed. The build quality of the studio is very high and it’s a perfect addition to our garden.
Chris and Anthony were lovely, and so efficient, please thank them again for me. My partner, a surveyor, came to see the studio on Tuesday evening, bringing his electrician friend who is going to sort out the power in the next couple of days. They were both very complimentary and the electrician made a comment about how well the electrics were set up – something about it being correct and that people often get it wrong . (Sorry I don’t recall exactly what he said, the technical details being outside my knowledge anyway! Point being that they were both impressed!)
Jacqui, Bradford Upon Avon
From the moment I decided to go with Sam and Gary I knew it was the right decision. From the planning to the price and the build to the finish, we experienced great service, marvellous engagement and brilliant execution. When you want I spend something on a classy product and individual design, use them- they will not disappoint. We thank you for an area of our house and garden that we have reclaimed….with interest.
I just wanted to email to say that my office was completed yesterday and that I am very pleased with it! The guys that came were very friendly and efficient and all is well, thank you very much.
Sebastian, High Wycombe
Very happy with the studio. Thanks for an awesome service and great product.
When it came to installation, the pre-planning process was meticulous and the logistics on the day (actually two days, as we elected for plasterboard finish) were flawless and the friendly team headed by Gary were efficient, polite yet unobtrusive. Now looking forward to spending many happy extra hours in our new outdoor space. Well done to all at Sanctum. Highly recommended product for anyone considering the same requirement.
Jon, Milton Keynes
It’s great. And inexplicably, it makes the garden feel bigger. I don’t know how when it is such a small garden. I think it has created a series of ‘outside rooms’ and also by not being able to see the whole garden at one glance, it creates interest around the garden. It also blends in very well with the pavilion next to it. We now have a functioning toilet/utility space and air con/heating.
I have pretty much filled the space with all my studio gear. The recess for the plan chest and bookshelves worked perfectly. There isn’t a gnat’s hair’s breadth between the bookcase and the wall, but it fitted. At the other end of the studio is my jewellery work bench and alongside it a storage space for my paintings.
Thank you so much all of you. You made it look so easy – which means that you are all very good at it.
Sehila and John, Bognor Regis
We are absolutely delighted with the Studio. I was particularly impressed with the care taken over the internal finish, with all the joins neatly sealed. It’s made the job of decorating so much easier. Thank you for all your help, and for such a fabulous product.
The office is great! I’m really impressed with the finish and your team’s professionalism.
Damon, Merthyr Tydfil
We were so impressed with how hard the men worked in the freezing weather and are delighted with the result. Thanks once again.
We’re absolutely thrilled with our studio, by the way. It’s given us that extra bit of space we desperately needed and enabled us to continue running our business from home over the past 18 months. We really couldn’t be happier with it.
Having a Sanctum Garden Studio installed was a pleasant and simple process. The website made it easy to see the quality of the studios and the prices for a variety of sizes and optional extras. Sam and Gary were easy to contact via phone and email and were able to answer my questions quickly and easily. On the day of installation, I was astonished at how quickly the studio went up. Gary and his team worked tirelessly and finished ahead of schedule. It’s fair to say that, ahead of installation, our electrician had concerns about connecting up to the outside junction box of the studio rather than directly to its consumer unit inside. However, when they arrived to wire up they were delighted to see the quality of the work and materials used by Sanctum. Many thanks to you all!
I have waited a while before writing to see how well our studio has settled down and as you can see from the photos, it sits beautifully in my garden. We are currently using it as a gym and yoga studio. Regardless of the rain and cold weather it has been in constant use – the underfloor heating is a dream. The space is light, warm and secure, a quiet and dedicated space to work out or zone out in savasana! Gary and his team were a joy to work with, professional and meticulous – I still can’t believe it was completed in only two days. A very big thank you to you, Sam and Gary for delivering to our specific requirements. We are very happy, the studio has exceeded our expectations and I know it will continue to enhance our quality of life for many more years to come.
Michelle is currently using her garden studio for her cats to live in while she rebuilds her house. She’s told us: I would say that I love the studio. When I go to feed the cats, it is such a peaceful space and they have quite happily upped sticks and moved into it despite only ever living in our house before this. I always feel that if I lay down (there’s a sofa in there) I would drift off quite contentedly!
We are really happy with the studio, it’s being painted tomorrow so I should be working in there by the start of next week. Please pass on my thanks to the installers, my (very pregnant) wife said they were totally professional and courteous which was reassuring for me as I was overseas for work when they came.
From the start Sanctum Garden Studios were a pleasure to deal with, they were professional and answered all my questions. The team fitting the Studio arrived early and quietly got on with the job, with no disturbance to us or our neighbours. We love the Studio, it looks even better than the photos and we’ve had lovely comments about it.
Gary and team were excellent. Courteous and professional, I’m delighted with the studio (as you predicted!)
Sanctum studios were a delight to deal with. Courteous, professional and quick to answer any questions prior to the build that I had. They erected my Hampton Garden studio in incredible time and can’t fault the workmanship or build quality. It looks even better in the flesh than in the photos. I’m amazed they are able to create and build this in such a short amount of time and for such a competitive price. All in all, I can’t recommend them highly enough.
The time went so quickly with Gary, Chris and Anthony. It’s all a bit of a blur. They’ve done a great job so just to get the garden landscaped now. I managed to get the tea the right colour by the way!!!
I’m delighted with my fabulous new studio by Sanctum Garden Studios. I knew the design I wanted and Sam and Gary were so helpful in making my dream a reality. I can’t thank them and the team enough for their commitment and professionalism.
Just wanted you to know what a difference my garden office has made to my work life! Out of the house, away from household chores and noisy children. It’s beautifully warm, using only a small heater, even in February thanks to the insulation. Your service was faultless – from the planning to the installation. How your friendly, efficient team managed to build it in only six hours! I’m so pleased I used Sanctum Garden Studios. Thank you so much.
I absolutely love it. It is fantastically well designed – a really strong structure and the lads have done a grand job building it. I’m starting to fit it out and will send pictures once I’ve got it looking good. Thanks again.
The Sanctum team worked like demons, fuelled only by vats of tea and coffee, to complete my Contemporary studio in under three days. Gary and the lads are a friendly, helpful bunch. When they found themselves with half an hour to spare, they helpfully filled in the soil on the trench I’d had dug for the electrical cable, even though there was no obligation to do so.
The finish on the studio both inside and out is absolutely superb and it looks like a magnificent piece of modern art in the garden. We’re having artificial turf laid this week, so I’ll send you over some photos of the finished effect. Thank you very much for your hard work. I can’t recommend Sanctum highly enough.
Very pleased the way the studio was put up – the process was very smooth and organised. Attention to detail was first class.
Graham, North Allerton
I am absolutely delighted with my new garden studio – two days after installation it was furnished and the electricity was connected – I had friends round in the evening to christen it. I was amazed at how hard Gary and his team worked – they were here for 10 hours on day one and all was complete by 11.30 on day two. They were great to have around and Gary was very helpful in answering any queries. I would have no hesitation in recommending Sanctum to friends and family – and indeed have already started doing so. Thanks Sam and Gary for making this a thoroughly positive experience!
It is nearly a year since installing out beautiful studio, and I can’t tell you how it has transformed how we use our garden. We have really enjoyed time down there, with the doors open, and the radio on. I use it daily, for my Yoga practice, treating clients and general chill out. Thank you once again, for such a lovely studio, Warmest regards.
Chris and Karen Taylor, Nottingham
Sanctum is a great firm to deal with. Sam’s been really helpful answering queries and the quality of the build is excellent. Gary and his team worked very efficiently and professionally installing the unit, even in a downpour! I’d highly recommend Sanctum and I’m looking forward to having a lovely studio to work from
The guys arrived early yesterday, worked very hard, showed great attention to detail and the finish of the final product. I was very interested in how it all gets installed / fits together and I hope they didn’t mind being watched and questioned. They explained everything I needed to know well and only consumed a few biscuits!! The job was all finished by about 2pm and I am very pleased with the result. Now its down to me to paint the inside and to make good use of the space. The whole process of ordering and taking delivery of the studio has been efficient and a pleasure. Many many thanks to you all.
We’re absolutely delighted with our studio. It’s better than we ever could have imagined. Thank you!
I arrived home last night to finally see our wonderful studio in place. Very pleased with it and would like to thank you and the team for an excellent, smooth installation process. Many thanks once again.
Just to let you know I am thrilled to bits with the studio. Gary and Chris are so hard working and the end result is brilliant. Thank you for your help and the excellent service.
I’m over the moon with it. It’s more than I was hoping for, and the team have been a pleasure to have around. Punctual, professional and completed the work to the highest standard. Thanks very much for all your help, is been great.
It was a pleasure dealing with Gary and team. They were friendly, professional and fast despite the terrible weather. We love the studio! Thanks again for a great product and great service.
I chose the Hampton garden studio offered by Sanctum. It was competitively priced relative to other garden studios that were available. Sanctum were very flexible with regard to some minor design tweaks that I required to fit the studio tight up against a property boundary. The site team who constructed the studio did an excellent job and consulted with me throughout the build (which took only a few hours) to ensure I was happy with various aspects of the construction. I am very pleased with the quality of the final product and I believe it enhances our property as a whole, while giving me a quiet place to work when I need it.
The lads are so lovely they haven’t stopped. Wendy’s studio is nearly finished! I’m over the moon its absolutely beautiful. What a lovely experience from day 1.
Please pass on a massive thanks to the team for working so hard on the build this week. I couldn’t believe how quickly it came together, especially considering the hot weather on Tuesday! Plastering starts tomorrow morning and I’m really excited to move in. I’ve already moved in 2 camping tables and a chair to try out the space – it’s fantastic! I’m really pleased with the aluminium frames too.
I absolutely love it. Will instagram and tweet about it etc, and send pics when it’s got some furniture in it. Amazing job. I’ll recommend you to everybody I know!
I am living the dream with my Hampton studio. It looks great, and critically, it’s very well insulated, storing the heat incredibly well. Very impressed with the installation process, it took less than a day and the guys were very polite and courteous. Their customer service has been amazing too, before and after the sale, always on hand to answer any questions. Compared to other studios on the market (and I did a lot of research) I’d say Sanctum are brilliant value for money and I’d highly recommend them.
Having been previously and repeatedly let down by another company who were meant to be building me a garden office, I finally ran out of patience and decided to look for someone with more credibility to build me and office, which is when I came across Sanctum Studios. Sam was very accommodating and sympathetic to the fact I had recently been twice let down at the last minute and found me the first available slot for my 2.4m by 2.4m Hampton studio to be built. All correspondence was very polite and professional, and Sanctum did everything they could to accommodate any requests that I had. The 2 man team arrived at 9am and by 3pm they had already packed up and left! I must say that before the office came I was a little nervous if the 2.4m by 2.4m size was going to be big enough, but now I am in it definitely is, easily. With just me and my desk in there, and some drawers there is comfortably enough room. Heating and cooling was also a big point as I will use the office 5 days a week all year round, but so far it has been easy to hear with a 400w electric panel heater and if it gets too warm then just having the door slightly open sorts that out – it is very comfortable. All in all I am very pleased.
Sebastian, High Wycombe
We’re absolutely delighted with our little garden studio, couldn’t be happier in fact! Special thanks indeed to your team yesterday who did a marvellous job installing it, all while I was at work! I’m looking forward to getting it painted and putting some furniture in it and will of course send you some photos when it’s complete. In the meantime please do post any photos you have on social media. Thanks again and best wishes
After almost non-stop rain since the team left yesterday afternoon (including the heaviest downpour I have seen for some time about 10 minutes after they left – good timing!), I am finally enjoying the studio in the sunshine – even better! It fits perfectly and looks great, and we are very happy with it so far. Lastly. I just wanted to say that Gary, Jack and Anthony did a brilliant job. They were competent, efficient and friendly (including to our dog!), and it was a real pleasure to have them here. You clearly run a great little company, and I am delighted I found you you and ordered from you. I wish you all the best.
Thank you so much for everything, the lads did an amazing job turning things around so quickly and they were all very friendly and approachable.
I’ve just been into our finished studio for the first time. We’re very pleased with the result and would like you to pass on our thanks to Gary and the team for their excellent (and speedy) work. We would be happy to recommend your services to others.
And from the wife!:
The studio is fab. Gary and his team were wonderful, and they worked so hard. It was a real shame that it rained that day, but it didn’t deter them. I’m really looking forward to moving in and will send a photo when we are installed.
Mick and Buffy, Kingston
Just to say that we’re very pleased. Your team were amazing, and really nice too. We’re really impressed and will get painting later on today. Safe to say we love it and you’ll be heartily recommended whenever we get the opportunity.
Another good job team – well done!
I absolutely love it. Will instagram and tweet about it etc, and send pics when it’s got some furniture in it. Amazing job. I’ll recommend you to everybody I know.
James, SE London
I would like to send a big thanks for the most amazing job the team did. From the moment they arrived (on time), until the moment they departed (ahead of time), they were magnificent. Really lovely chaps all of them, and what a brilliant job. Even though your guys were here on the only inclement day for the last few weeks it did not deter them. in fact I think they preferred the rain to the sun…. There was a great atmosphere, and a few little extra bits were taken in full stride. It was a great pleasure to have them all here, and a wonderful garden room now sits proudly in our back garden.
Please pass on or gratitude to all the chaps.
Andy and Becky, Brighton
The studio looks great, and the guys who came were a credit to your company.
The Sanctum Studios team delivered and erected our studio without any of the last minute problems that I had anticipated. They worked quickly and efficiently to get our studio installed and the finished job looks great. Thank you so much.
The studio is fantastic – we’re really pleased with it!
I just wanted to thank both you and the team from the day too. Experience has been fantastic and easy.
Nico, East London
WOW what can I say both myself and my wife Jane are so very impressed with the professional and incredibly hard work both Chris and Anthony have put into our new Hampton Garden Room. It looks absolutely wonderful. The weather was very hit and miss but they carried on regardless. We can’t wait to equip it all out and get the rest of our landscaping done. Once again we can’t thank you all enough.
Phil and Jane, Preston
From my very first call to Sam, right up to the finished article, your service, and meticulous attention to detail is a breath of fresh air, and very much appreciated.
I would recommend the appointment of Sanctum Garden Studios for anyone wanting a quality multi-purpose garden building. From inception through the design stages to completion Sanctum acted in a professional manner and the whole operation was carried out without any problems. The actual construction on site took only 2 days before the building was usable.
Peter Dickinson Architect, Wigan
Studio erected! Looks Fantastic! Thank You and your team for a such a professional, excellent addition to our property!
We are ecstatic with our new garden studio, the friendly, personable and professional approach you are shown from the start makes Sanctum a breeze to deal with. We are thrilled with the studio and cannot wait to get it open for business with using it as a beauty salon. The process is so streamlined from enquiry to completion you really don’t have to do anything more and the studio’s quality is second to none, I have many the neighbour asking me where it came from. Thanks again Sam and Gary!
I cannot recommend you enough to family and friends.
Laura & Dan, Liverpool
Many thanks for the fantastic garden room! It is fab, we are so pleased. The guys that installed the float pod were really impressed with the space!
Thank you so much, we love it! And my kids are in it every day swinging on the rings like Tarzan.
May, Thames Ditton
We are absolutely delighted with our new garden studio. From our first enquiry to the end result the whole process was hassle free and professional. The team were very punctual and worked from the minute they arrived. It was amazing to see how quickly the studio was built but still attention to detail. It has been well admired by family, friends & neighbours. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. Many thanks.
Lorna & Raymond, Falkirk
I would like to thank you and the guys for a smooth and professional service from start to finish – I’m really pleased with the final product and the whole experience was superb – I would have no problems at all recommending you!
Absolutely made up with our Garden office!
Sanctum have the best customer service from start to finish, really friendly and helpful and always there to answer any questions.
The product is amazing! Our Garden Office Studio looks fabulous and is exactly what we required. Very stylish and very comfortable. Our office is full of light and is of very high quality. Gary, Anthony, and Chris were super tidy, careful (as it came through the house to be installed)and work so well together and we cant believe how easy the whole process was. Thank you to you all as we are very happy and we would definitely recommend your studios and services to everyone! Much obliged. A very happy Shelley and Pat
Shelley and Pat, Southampton
We are thrilled with our garden studio and our experience from the very beginning of the process has been great.
The Sanctum website is straight forward and pricing is transparent – the cost for even the optional extras is available.
Whilst we were making our decision, Sam was friendly and helpful and readily responded to all questions, however small.
Gary and his team arrived punctually on the designated day and worked very efficiently, leaving our studio finished 1.5 days later.
Based on our experience, we would definitely recommend Sanctum.
Guys were brilliant, you were brilliant, build is totally outstanding and we are so pleased. Everyone loves it. Thanks again. You guys are awesome!!
I am absolutely delighted with it. The quality is even better than I had hoped, the team were fantastic – they worked hard and were friendly and helpful. Gary went the extra mile by ensuring that two small potential cat escape routes were blocked before they left!
Of course the whole process was made smooth by your own friendly support and advice, even when I changed my mind at least twice in the run up to production. It is rare that anyone or anything exceeds my expectations but you have managed it, so well done! I would recommend your company without reservation.
Mo, Corfe Mullen
From the moment we made contact with Sanctum, their approach was both totally professional and friendly. The installation day went smoothly and the quality of the work and the attitude of the team could not have been bettered; they were a pleasure to have at our property. What really stood out at the end was their attention to detail and a determination to leave the studio immaculate. We would have no hesitation in recommending Sanctum.
Mr and Mrs H, Hertfordshire
Just to say a big THANK YOU to you, Gary and Gareth for our lovely new den! We are delighted with our new room and it all sprung into place very quickly. Gary and Gareth worked extremely hard to finish it in a day and a half stopping only for a quick bite to eat! From the outset you have been very good to deal with and we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you to anyone who may be considering purchasing a studio. Once again many thanks for a hassle free experience. Ps Photos to follow when it’s furnished .If anyone would like to come and view who may be thinking about a room,then they’re more than welcome!
Robert and Joanne Roberts
Having a Sanctum Garden Studio installed was a pleasant and simple process. The website made it easy to see the quality of the studios and the prices for a variety of sizes and optional extras. Sam and Gary were easy to contact via phone and email and were able to answer my questions quickly and easily. On the day of installation, I was astonished at how quickly the studio went up. Gary and his team worked tirelessly and finished ahead of schedule. It’s fair to say that, ahead of installation, our electrician had concerns about connecting up to the outside junction box of the studio rather than directly to it’s consumer unit inside. However, when they arrived to wire up they were delighted to see the quality of the work and materials used by Sanctum. Many thanks to you all!
Having dismissed other suppliers and what appeared to be their ‘glorified garden sheds’, Sanctum’s studios offered double-glazing and insulation along with a high standard of overall build quality and durability, combined with value for money, which easily swung our decision in their favour. Being located within a conservation village, the materials and finish, as well as an architectural style consistent with our house, were helpful in gaining the necessary planning permissions.
Sam was very helpful in organising a visit to a recently installed studio nearby, which convinced us how good the product actually was. A series of emails and photos maintained an ongoing dialogue addressing issues relating to planning, access, site-preparation and pre-constructional details about electrics and glazing, which helped make advance specification easy, so that we had no nasty surprises when the studio was delivered.
A delivery and construction date was helpfully arranged in advance to address the lengthy planning process, as well as fit in with our complicated holiday arrangements and most importantly, was adhered to, so ten out of ten to Sanctum for both service and organisation. Gary and the team duly arrived early on the appointed day with all the pre-fabricated components and within about five hours, we had an erected and operational garden studio. It was critical that the studio fitted exactly into the prepared site, so that there was no disruption to our garden planting and the team was very careful and tidy throughout the installation. One word of warning, they do like their tea and coffee so be prepared!
Now, about four months after completion, the studio is proving to be an excellent work-space. Although it is slightly smaller than her previous studio, the interior has been carefully planned to maximise space with shelving and storage units, fold-down trestle legs and table as well as large-scale easel, which offers a versatile working environment. We have also ordered an A1 size plan chest which will fit neatly in below the shelves. Jacqueline loves being able to just walk out of the house into a light and cosy environment within our lovely garden which has now grown up again around the studio, so that it now looks as if it has always been there.
We should also add that friends and neighbours are extremely impressed with what is in fact, a superb addition to our house. We would not hesitate in recommending Sanctum, and indeed, we have already done so, to anyone interested in a superb quality garden studio at a very reasonable price. A very big thanks to all at Sanctum!
Ron and Jacqueline, Edinburgh
We are absolutely over the moon with the new studio! I’m like an excited child at Christmas. Gary and the team did an amazing job, lovely chaps and incredibly professional. Also a very nice touch to have my name printed in side the pains of glass ( ask Gary!) Many thanks for all your work on this Sam, I have to say the whole process has been a joy from start to finish, may your company continue to flourish and don’t be surprised if you get more orders from around my way!