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Brand New Green Retreats Website – Coming Soon!

Brand New Green Retreats Website – Coming Soon!Green Retreats have been busy creating a brand-new garden room website experience for our customers. Launching early May! Find out more about the project in our blog.

Showroom Easter Opening Hours

Easter Showroom Opening HoursPlans for this Easter weekend? Why not pop down! Take a look at our Easter showroom hours.

A Cracking Easter Event!

A Cracking Easter Event!Green Retreats had a cracking Easter event. With artisan coffee, balloons, bunting, 12 garden rooms to view and an Easter egg hunt.

Easter Event

Easter EventJoin us in our garden room showroom for our Event! 7th-9th April 2017.

Green Retreats Visit Bedgrove School

Green Retreats Visit Bedgrove SchoolLooking for an alterative way to create more classroom space? Take a look at our range of garden rooms to find your perfect outdoor classroom.

Outdoor Classroom Space

Outdoor Classroom SpaceLooking for an alterative way to create more classroom space? Take a look at our range of garden rooms to find your perfect outdoor classroom.

New Live Chat

New Live ChatNo need to call or email anymore, just pop onto our website and start chatting to us in real time using our new live chat!

An Alternative Space

An Alternative SpaceMaximise your space for less! Our garden rooms offer the perfect solution for that extra needed space.

Our Christmas Opening Hours

xmas opening hoursChristmas has arrived! Visit our festive showroom and make a day out of it. Find out our Christmas opening hours.

Perfect Garden Rooms for all Year Round

The Perfect Garden RoomIn need of a little extra space? Take a look at our four unique all weather garden rooms - and start designing your own!

Planning Permission and Your Garden Room

Planning Permission and Your Garden RoomQuestions about our garden rooms and the red tape of planning permission? Read our blog post to find out more about the rules and regulations. You might be in for a pleasant surprise!.

Showroom - Now Open 7 Days a Week

Green Retreats Room PlannerFrom the 29th of October, our all-weather indoor showroom is now open all weekend! We're open 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday and 9am-2pm Saturday and Sunday. No appointment necessary. Just drop in.

Designing Your Dream Garden Room

Green Retreats Room PlannerGreen Retreats would love to help you design your dream garden room. We also offer a couple of fantastic tools to help you start designing your garden room by yourself! Our interactive floor planner, which is included within your free brochure pack and the ever-popular online 3D configurator will help you get started with your project. Find out more in our article.

A case study - Grindsmith, use our building for their independent coffee pod

Coffee Pod Garden RoomEver thought about using one of our garden rooms as a corporate or commercial building? Our buildings are built for all year round use, so even with winter approaching, they are ideal. We visited Grindsmith, an independent coffee shop who use one of our buildings are their pod. Take a read of our blog, and keep your eye out for a full video coming soon.

Green Retreats recognised by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

RIBAGreen Retreats are thrilled to announce that we have been featured in the official magazine for The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the professional association of architects in the United Kingdom. One of our garden rooms has been recognised as part of a larger, architecturally stunning, yet complex home and garden renovation. Find out more about the project in our blog.

Our sister brand The Garden Office on ‘DIY SOS: The Big Build’

diy sosOur sister brand The Garden Office appeared on BBC One’s DIY SOS: The Big Build! This particular episode focused on Paralympic hopeful Scott Jones and his family and Green Retreats were asked to volunteer our installation services along with a garden room to the project. Read our blog to find out more about the garden room installation, which was created to enable Scott to train at home in preparation to compete at the Paralympic games in Tokyo 2020.

The Studio at Number 30 - A Garden Room by Green Retreats

Garden Sewing Studio InspirationRunning a business from home is very rewarding. However, finding the space in the home to run a business can be the most challenging task of all. Sewing tutor Kaye faced the same dilemma when wanting to take the plunge from taking her business to the next level. Her choices were to either renovate and extend her property, which would be costly and disruptive or rent overpriced high-street space. Until she found Green Retreats...

Extension, Renovation or Garden Room?

Pinnacle Garden Room During WinterA house extension or home renovation can often be a costly and lengthy process. So why not consider the possibilities of a garden room, office or studio? Green Retreats offer an extensive range of stunning, stand-alone garden rooms that are suitable for use all-year round...

Over 100 Garden Room Reviews - Read Our Favourites!

100 Garden Room ReviewsWe’re 5* rated! Since joining the Trustpilot platform in 2015 we have accumulated over 100 fully verified reviews about our garden rooms, offices and studios. Where others can simply upload edited reviews to their website, we are proud to display uncut, independently written reviews directly from our customers. Transparency is at the heart of everything we do, and Trustpilot is just one part of our strategy to ensure prospective customers make the right choice when selecting their garden room supplier. Find out more about our transparency strategy...

Visit us at the Southern Homebuilding and Renovating Show

Homebuilding and Renovation ShowWe are exhibiting a fully furnished garden room at the Homebuilding and Renovating Show on Saturday June 25th and Sunday June 26th 2016. We have partnered with the organisers of the show to offer two free tickets to each of our website visitors. Take a look at the article to find out more and get your free tickets today.

Our Garden Rooms in Livingetc Magazine

up-to-dateGreen Retreats are featured in the June 2016 issue of Livingetc. Read about what leading interior design writer Jo Froude had to say about us...

What's Going on at Green retreats this Christmas?

green retreats christmasGreen Retreats is extending the opening hours to the showroom this Christmas. Not only that, but we are also offering some very special garden room gifts on all orders placed before December 31st this year...

An Inspiration Garden Room & Artists Studio

Green Retreats Garden RoomWe recently revisited a garden room that was installed earlier this year for an avid artist, who uses her Inspiration garden room as an artist’s studio and storage space. Watch the video to find out about this customer’s experience with Green Retreats...

Staying up-to-date with Green Retreats

up-to-dateGreen Retreats are constantly building garden rooms, offices and studios throughout the UK. We want to make sure that you are kept up-to-date with the latest information, pictures and videos. The following article will tell you how to stay up-to-date with everything that we do.

Green Retreats at The Bucks County Show 2015

Bucks County ShowGreen Retreats are going to be at The Bucks County Show on Thursday 27th August 2015! It is the perfect opportunity to ask any questions you might have about our garden rooms, offices and studios and the team will also be on hand to help you build your dream garden room with our configurator. You'll also be able to...

What's so special about Green Retreats?

Trust pilotGreen Retreats have partnered with independent review site Trustpilot. We're proud to be transparent about our garden rooms & service. Read the reviews about why we're so special here....

How do you find the perfect office?

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For the majority of us that work in a cramped, shared, untidy office, finding the ideal working space is an everyday conundrum. Inevitably then, we all dream of the day that working from home in an environment that suits us can become a reality. The good news is...

Video Interview with Joanna Miller of Bespoke Verse

Bespoke VerseJoanna Miller, Founder and Creative Director has given us an insight into the wonderful world of Bespoke Verse, who specialise in witty personalised poems and beautifully framed poetry gifts. In our video, Joanna explains why she chose Green Retreats and how her new 7x4 Inspiration Garden studio has allowed her to move her growing business from her hectic home into her new spacious studio...

Q&A with Green Retreats customer Nicky Harding, owner of The Fitness Room

The Fitness RoomI heard about Green Retreats searching through Google. I was really impressed with the website and the amount of different photos showing the range of garden rooms on offer and how amazing they all looked. Compared to other companies who build garden rooms, Green Retreats really stood out from the rest...

Visit us over the Easter Weekend and receive a £200 garden room discount

EasterIf you would like to see our garden offices in person, why not visit our brand new indoor showroom over the Easter weekend, we will be open on Good Friday and Saturday between 9-1pm, by appointment only (call 01296 325777 to book). All visitors are eligible for an exclusive £200 showroom discount.

Nearby Easter events include...

How do I pay for my garden room?

Green Retreats Garden RoomOnce you’ve decided you would like to go ahead and have a garden room installed, you will need to consider how and when you are going to pay for your building...

Where can I put my garden room?

Garden Room LocationSome of the most common questions we are asked here at Green Retreats relate to where the building can be placed within the garden. For example, how close can a building sit to the boundary of my property or will my building require planning permission?

Stylish and Self Contained: Garden Pods

Garden PodThere’s something comforting and gloriously self-contained about an garden pod that’s just the right size to do its job. Our garden rooms can be installed as cosy two by two metre pods, or much more sizeable six by five metre spaces - with a variety of size options in between too!

How do I get electricity to my garden room?

Garden Room LightingWhen looking to install a garden room, connecting an electricity supply from your house to the building is often an afterthought. With our fully qualified Part P certified electricians, we can offer a fully or part installed electric solution to get you up and running from day one...

Green Retreats supply Garden Room for Mill House Close Residents

Mill House Garden RoomWorking closely with Hanover Housing and the Benevolent Fund, Green Retreats has supplied a 6x3m Inspiration garden room for the residents of Mill House Close, Haywards Heath. The building will be used as a communal area for the residents to meet, and as an entertainment space for special occasions.

Children go Free to the Waddesdon Manor house and gardens in August

House & Gardens, Waddesdon Manor, © The National Trust, Waddesdon ManorThe Waddesdon Manor House and Gardens are free to all children visiting in August, so come along and enjoy a great day out...

...just a stone’s throw away from our large purpose built indoor showroom, at Westcott Venture Park, showcasing an extensive range of our garden rooms. Why not combine a visit with a fun, action packed family day out.

Inspiration 5x3m Garden Room used as an Artist’s Studio

5x3 Artists StudioWe recently installed this spacious 5x3m Inspiration garden room for artist and illustrator Anne-Marie Bates, to be used as her very own art studio in the garden. The building features...

Green Retreats feature on the latest season of ITV’s Love Your Garden with Alan Titchmarsh

ITV - Love Your Garden with Alan TitchmarshIn this new series, Alan and his team of experts transform barren plots and small neglected grounds into stunning gardens and lifestyle-enhancing outdoor living spaces...Green Retreats were approached to provide a solution, adding valuable additional living space to make the best use of the plot...

Recent Garden Room Installs

Recent InstallsRecent InstallsRecent InstallsRecent InstallsIt’s been a busy few weeks here at Green Retreats, so we are featuring a selection of our recent installs across our product range, showcasing a variety of options...

Visit us over the Easter Weekend 2014 and receive a £200 garden room discount

EasterIf you would like to see our garden offices in person, why not visit our brand new indoor showroom over the Easter weekend, we will be open on Good Friday and Saturday between 9-1pm, by appointment only (call 01296 325777 to book). All visitors are eligible for an exclusive £200 showroom discount.

Nearby Easter events include...

Grindsmith Coffee Pod Open for Business

The Grindsmith coffee pod building has now been installed in place at Greengate Square, Manchester and is now open for business, with lots of praise already for their quality coffee and treats.

...We’ve put together a short video clip showing the building being craned into it’s final location, along with a few photos of the coffee pod open for business.

Impressive artist’s studio in the garden

Green Retreats as artist's studio Garden rooms are commonly used as studios for artists, who appreciate the natural light, remoteness and the inspiration that the connection with the garden, that a garden room creates.

Westcott welcomes Green Retreats with new 30,000 sq ft production facility and the UK’s largest indoor showroom

Green Retreats indoor garden room showroom Buckinghamshire’s largest business park, Westcott Venture Park, announces the arrival of new tenant, Green Retreats, a company which specialises in design and production of contemporary garden rooms to make use of outdoor space all year round, as featured on Channel 4.

The company recently relocated 50 staff from Buckingham and Winslow to set-up a bigger and stronger presence...

Manchester based duo choose Green Retreats for new coffee pod concept

Green Retreats Garden Room for for new coffee pod concept After running a mobile coffee business for the last 3 years, Luke & Pete have joined forces to create a new coffee pod concept in the centre of Manchester.

Pete explains the idea behind Grindsmith and why they chose Green Retreats

Teacher Training Facility

Green Retreats Teacher Training Facility This example of a Pinnacle garden room from Green Retreats is being used as a teacher training facility at a nursery school, garden rooms really do have many uses!

Green Retreats Supply Two Further School Buildings For New Teacher Training Facilities

Green Retreats Garden Room for Bowling Park School Following on from the success of their two previous Green Retreats, Bowling Park Primary School in Bradford now have another two of our buildings. This additional classroom space is facilitating the continued growth of the institute.

Green Retreats Featured in Award Winning Garden at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Green Retreats Featured in Award Winning Garden at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower ShowChris Beardshaw has enjoyed plenty of success at the RHS shows, previously taking home 14 medals and nine additional awards. This year is no exception with Chris being awarded a Gold medal for the McCarthy & Stone Garden.

Garden Room Retreat

The Garden Room Guide - InspirationGreen Retreats have recently completed this contemporary garden room which is to be used as a lifestyle retreat for the owners, and it certainly looks a wonderful place to chill out!

5 Minutes with Green Retreats

The Garden Room Guide - Expressions"We spend 5 minutes with Green Retreats asking them questions about their extensive range of garden room designs:

What makes your company / garden rooms unique?

We stock a fantastic choice of garden rooms, whether you are looking for more storage, a home-office or adding some style to your outdoor space. We use a versatile and practical range of carefully selected materials, to achieve the highest quality and design at the best price. We pride ourselves on the outstanding quality of our garden rooms. We have an experienced team who manufacture all the components for our buildings in-house. Furthermore, our personal service and customer care are our biggest assets and are second to none."

Lots of choice at Green Retreats

The Garden Room Guide - Pinnacle"We have just been perusing the Green Retreats website and we are impressed with the variety of garden rooms they offer – all at very competitive prices!"

"We know that many readers are looking to spend less than £12,000, we also know that these readers don’t want to compromise on space or features, so it’s worth taking a look at the Green Retreats website."

All in the Green Retreats garden is rosy, thanks to Mercedes-Benz

Green Retreats Mercedes-Benz FleetOutstanding reliability, fast and flexible dealer back-up, and a market-leading warranty – all explain why Buckinghamshire firm Green Retreats puts its faith in Mercedes-Benz vans.

Inspiration garden room featured in Steinway & Sons magazine

A recent article in "Steinway & Sons" magazine, refers to wood as the ultimate construction material, whether used in a traditional or contemporary manner, and able to complement brick, stone and glass.

New door and window colour options available

In addition to our standard door and window colour options (light oak, dark oak and graphite grey), we are now offering two new colours, olive green and granite grey, across all of our garden rooms at no additional cost.

Barnardo’s select Green Retreats

Green Retreats are proud to have been chosen by Barnardo’ to provide a new 9m x 3m Expression building at the Blyth West Childrens Centre in Newcastle Upon Tyne. The extra space will be used as a nursery at their Sure Start Centre.

Grand Designs LIVE 2012 NEC Birmingham

Grand Designs LIVE

Following the success of Grand Designs LIVE in 2011, Green Retreats exhibited again at this year's event on the 12th-14th October 2012 at the NEC Birmingham. The 4x3m Pinnacle building, with stunning 4m aluminium bi-fold doors, was on show. We were overwhelmed by the interest in the Pinnacle and enjoyed chatting to everyone who took the time to visit us and find out more about our garden buildings. Thanks to all of you for making it such a successful event.

Best Feature Garden in Hampton Court Flower Show 2012 Awarded by RHS Judges

Green Retreats Garden Office at RHS Hampton Court Flower ShowRHS Hampton Court Flower Show

Green Retreats, in association with Milestone Academy and Oasthouse Nursery, has won Best in Show Feature Garden for their inspiring Work, Rest and Play garden, specifically designed for children with special needs. The whole garden and Green Retreat will be reconstructed at Milestone Academy for the interactive education and enjoyment of the school's children.

Happy customer feedback 12 months on!

Susie Griffiths, from Nottinghamshire, was kind enough to write in to us recently - "I can‘t believe a year has gone by since you guys were hard at work installing our lovely garden building." Susie has a Pinnacle garden office which we installed in May 2011. We love hearing from customers about the positive impact the extra space has had on their lifestyle and seeing any photos of their garden room. 12 months on and Susie‘s building is looking stunning in her beautifully landscaped setting. Click on the photos to enlarge...

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The National Trust choose Green Retreats

National Trust Nostell PrioryThe National Trust's Nostell Priory, near Wakefield in West Yorkshire, selected Green Retreats to construct a visitor reception building incorporating a store and disabled wash room. Nostell Priory and National Trust committee members chose Green Retreats based on a number of criteria including environmental impact, sustainability and cost.

Stunning New Pinnacle Range Launched

Pinnacle is the latest and most exciting new product to be released from Green Retreats.

With a unique ground breaking grand design the Pinnacle further elevates the Green Retreats product range, and sets the standard in garden building design.

Green Retreats Expands Manufacturing Facility

With the addition of a new 10,000 square feet purpose built facility in Winslow, Buckinghamshire, Green Retreats expanded its manufacturing capability to match increased demand.

New Show Site Features All Building Styles

Visit our site and see the full range our garden rooms at our manufacturing facility in Buckingham.