Affordable Garden Office
With a starting price of £7,995, the Hampton by Sanctum Garden Studios is one of the most affordable garden offices on the market that is designed for year-round use. The Hampton has a quick buying process and can be installed with minimal disruption in a day.
Permitted Development friendly garden office
At 2.5m high, the Hampton is Permitted Development friendly and comes in two popular sizes 2.4m x 2.4m and 3m x 2.4m. The maximum height of 2.5 meters offers you maximum flexibility when positioning your office under the Permitted Development rules. We have seen Sanctum Garden Studios install the Hampton pretty close to a wall, whereas other companies insist on 500mm being left all around a site.
Tried and tested design
We first wrote about the Hampton eight years ago, so you can be assured it is a tried and tested building system and experienced team.
In the Hampton, the Sanctum team has designed a garden office that comes complete with its own foundation system and have developed a streamlined installation process that means the Hampton can be fully installed in just a day.
Over the years, we have seen Hampton's used as a music room, an artists studio and a garden bar, but most commonly as a home office.
The Hampton has a glazed front elevation. This glazed wall offers a lovely connection between indoor and outdoor spaces. You will quickly find that sitting at a desk in a garden office like the Hampton is quite unlike any other place you have worked!
The two size options give you a lot of flexibility over positioning your furniture. For instance, you could position your desk in front of the window, and gaze out onto the garden as you work. This would leave space for storage and a comfy chair behind.
The door opens outwards into the garden; this maximises space within the office, as you don't need to leave space for the swing of the door.
Standard design with options to personalise
The Hampton could be described as an 'off the peg design'. It has been designed to have everything you need to move in and start work, as standard. Having said that, there are options to personalise your building and the prices for these choices are clearly listed on the Sanctum Garden Studios website - scroll down to the Optional Extras tab.
The Hampton comes in two colours, a contemporary dark grey and a more traditional stone colour with oak effect windows.
Siberian Larch or Cedar Panels
You can mix either colourway with Siberian Larch or Western Red Cedar panels on the side elevations. As we can see from this photo, the Cedar panels look particularly smart on the grey colourway.
You can choose to have the Cedar panels in one or both side elevations. Both finishes are durable, low maintenance timbers, but the Siberian Larch option works out cheaper.
With the Hampton, you can choose where in the front wall the door is positioned. As standard, the two other sections are full length fixed glazed panels. Sanctum Garden Studios tell us that more and more customers are choosing to swap one of the fixed windows for an opening one.
Sanctum Garden Studios has also recently added the option of adding a 600mm wide opening window on one of the side walls.
Adding an opening window would be a good choice when buying a garden office. We know from experience there are days when you just need a little air from opening a window rather than having to have the door open.
Sanctum Garden Studios also offer the option of adding exterior lighting. Their up/down lights cast a nice light and are useful when leaving work on a dark winter's evening.
Make your mark on the interior of your office
The interior of the office is left bare for you to make your mark on. The walls are MDF, which takes paint well, and the floor is structural plywood. Sanctum Garden Studios offer a laminate flooring and white skirting board option, or you could lay a flooring yourself.
Once the Sanctum Garden Studios installation team leave the site, all that is left to do is have your electrician connect the electrics to the mains supply in your house.
The Hampton is available for installation throughout the UK; there is a delivery charge based on where you live in relation to the Sanctum workshops.
To learn more about the Hampton take a look at its dedicated page on the Sanctum Garden Studios website. You can chat with the Sanctum team on 01275 279 161 or send them an email: email@example.com