The Winchester Work POD Garden Offices and Garden Rooms
  • Work POD Mono Pitched Garden Building – Inc. Delivery, Installation & VAT
  • Fully Insulated for all year round use
  • We have fully trained staff to install your garden building
  • 1 x uPVC 2.4m Sliding doors in a range of colours
  • 1 x uPVC 900mm x 600mm Casement windows included
  • 150mm overhangs all round and guttering to the rear
  • Double glazing as standard, triple glazing available.
  • Fully tanalised cladding and vapour barrier for 25-year rot protection
  • Full electrics pack, 3 double sockets, florescent light, consumer unit & switch
  • Standard 2.5m height – (subject to local council requirements)

The Winchester Work POD range of garden offices and garden rooms are based on a modular design in sections of 1200mm and 600mm by 2134mm high. There are a range of standard buildings sizes which have a number of windows and doors and you can decide where you want to position them during the ordering process.

The standard Work POD Garden Office is supplied with one set of uPVC sliding doors and two 600mm x 900mm  uPVC casement windows, further windows can be added if required and are listed in the ‘Additional Options’ section below.

The Modern Garden Office is manufactured with a mono roof which comes under the 2.5m roof height, you can up-grade to a 2.8m roof height if required to create greater head room internally. In addition to this the building comes with 3 double sockets, spot lights, a consumer unit and switch. There are also a number of additional electrical options to add to the building if required.

If the standard sizes are not suitable we can manufacture the offices to suit the size you require. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.

The Contemporary Garden Offices or Garden Rooms are constructed using 1 1/2″ x 3″ (38mm x 75mm) selected framing. The framework is built and clad with 12mm x 100mm Cedar cladding on the exterior, providing you with a 25 year plus rot resistant finish.

The interior is lined with 12mm brush grooved plywood, to provide a high quality and attractive finish, with cavity filled 50mm polystyrene insulation. Skirting and appropriate moldings are also fitted to provide a professional finish.

The floor has a 12mm plywood finish, and sits onto 1 1/2″ x 3″ (38mm x 75mm) tanalised floor joists with 75mm Celotex insulation underneath the plywood. A second level of tanalised bearers lifts the floor away from the concrete base to provide the necessary air flow beneath the building.

Mono Roof
The Mono roof is popular when you want a contemporary look or you are looking for a garden building that is not too obtrusive in the garden.

Alternatively, we normally specify the mono roof if you are trying to stay below the 2.5m high planning rule if you are within two metres of your boundary. In addition to this we can build to 2.8m high to create more internal head room which is useful if you require a garden gym.

The Mono roof comes with a metal Rollaclad type roof in a range of colours for an extended service life. The Mono roof also comes with a standard 400mm overhang to the front and 150mm to the sides.

The mono roof design has guttering to the rear only, or to just one side depending on the slope of the roof.

The guttering and down pipes are supplied in either black or brown.

The lights, sockets, and wiring are all in place ready to be connected by a qualified electrician. Standard offices are complete with a consumer unit (with breakers), a light switch, lights (with bulbs & transformers), and sockets, although more can be purchased to suit your requirements.

Please note that all sockets and lights will need a qualified electrician to connect the wiring at both the consumer unit end, and the socket / light end to comply with the current regulations. In addition to this your electrician will also need to connect the electric feed from the external power source to your office.

  • External Clad –  10mm x 100mm Cedar cladding requiring no maintenance for 25 plus years.
  • Heavy Duty Floor – 75mm tantalised framing Celotex plus 15mm plywood floor with a 20mm airgap for air flow.
  • 5 Layer fully insulated and lined wall specification – Cedar cladding plus vapour barrier, splash back DPM skirt, 75mm framing with 50mm Celotex and 12mm seamless vertical grooved lining board.
  • Mono Pitched Roof – Mono Roof sloping from front to back with 150mm fall. Cedar barge boards can be added to hide the fall of the roof when viewed from the front.
  • Ground Work – There are a range of options, Concrete base, timber base or existing hard standing.  For more information please click here or contact us for advice.
  • Aluminium Bi-Fold Doors – The Modern Garden Office bi-fold doors are 2400mm wide and come in anthracite grey.
  • 2 x uPVC Casement Windows – The standard size is 600mm x 900mm, again they come anthracite grey. There are additional window and door sizes available and are listed below under ‘Additional Options’ below.
  • Insurance recognised locking system to doors and windows – The doors have a multi-lock system and the windows have locking handles
  • Colour Options –  Anthracite grey.
  • Skirting and trims – Skirting is included to floor level and at eaves level.  Trims are included around the doors, windows and to the ceiling.
  • FSC Sustainable timber – All timber is from Scandinavian certified and sustainable forests
  • Vapour Barrier – The built in vapour barrier is an essential element of the structure to keep the damp out of the building.
  • Lighting – The building will be supplied with chrome GU10 down lights, the number will depend on the size of the building
  • Sockets and Consumer Unit – The sockets (3 double sockets) and light switch come with brushed chrome face plates.  The Consumer unit comes with two switches, 6amp for the lights and 16amp for the sockets.  It also has an RCD built into it.  Additional sockets are available if required.
  • Roof Overhangs – The Modern garden office roof comes with a 600mm recess and 150mm overhang to the sides and front with guttering to the rear.
  • Guttering – All our garden offices and garden rooms come with either black or brown guttering and down pipes where appropriate.  The mono roof has guttering to the rear only and the pitched roof has it fitted to the front and rear
Black or Grey roof capping YES NO
Cedar Cladding NO YES
Extended overhang and sides NO YES
600mm front timber decking NO YES
600mm Composite front timber decking NO YES
Black or brown guttering / down pipes YES NO
15mm Standard ply floor YES NO
Laminate flooring – Harbour Oak YES NO
Laminate flooring – Harbour Oak Grey YES NO
Laminate flooring – White Washed Oak YES NO
Laminate flooring – Rift Oak YES NO
Straight swap French doors and two side lights for 2.4 uPVC sliding doors YES NO
uPVC external Colours Free of charge – White inside as standard YES NO
Door furniture, black, white, brass or chrome – Free or charge YES NO
Additional 600mm uPVC wide side screen NO YES
Additional 1200mm uPVC wide side screen NO YES
Additional 610mm x 915mm uPVC casement windows NO YES
Additional 900mm x 400mm uPVC high level opening vent window NO YES
Additional 900mm x 900mm uPVC top opening picture window NO YES
Additional Double uPVC casement window NO YES
Additional uPVC Solid personnel door or half glazed door NO YES
Triple glazed up-grade NO YES
External porch lights YES NO
Additional light panels NO YES
Additional Sockets – 3 doubles supplied as standard NO YES
Up-Grade sockets to USB version NO YES

Garden Retreat can provide either Hire Purchase or Finance lease options and there is also a large amount of other funding resources available.

If you require planning information we are happy to advise and support, please click here for further information.

All prices include installation, VAT, the only additional cost would be delivery which is listed in the table below.

For further information please either complete the contact form below or call one of our team.

3.2m Wide x 2.4m Deep £10,075.00
3.2m Wide x 3.0m Deep £11,175.00
3.8m Wide x 2.4m Deep £11,175.00
3.8m Wide x 3.0m Deep £12,275.00

All our buildings included delivery and installation although please contact us for delivery prices if you are located in Cornwall or Scotland.

All our buildings are installed buy our fully trained crews who have many years of experience.

Our installation crews will require clear access free from obstacles, trees, vegetation, overhead cables from the delivery vehicle to the site where the building will be erected.

They will also require 400mm clearance around the building to allow your building to be erected safely with clearance suitable for ladders and steps. If there is less than 400mm please contact us to discuss the options.

Sections can be as large as 3.0m x 2.4m hence we will need to know of any obstacles, bends or height restrictions before manufacture takes place.

Delivery & installation takes place on the same day via a 7.5 tonnes lorry – 28 feet long x 8ft wide.

A majority of buildings are installed within a single day, however larger garden offices, triple garages and commercial units will require more days on site. We will indicate the estimated assembly time at the time of order.

We will require a postcode for the site address and sufficient parking on the day of delivery to allow the installation crew to park as close to the site as possible.

Should your site be further than 30m from the parking location, please contact us prior to manufacture to ensure that we can deliver and install safely.

Please note that on some occasions we can take sections of buildings through the house but there is a surcharge to do so as the sections need to be made smaller and we require more staff on site to carry the sections through the house.

If you have any questions or queries concerning delivery and installation please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • “Awaiting Testimonial.”  Verified Review By Houzz

    Charlton Kings Cricket Club Pavilion, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

    Charlton Kings Cricket Club Pavilion, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
  • “Awaiting Testimonial” Verified Review By Houzz

    Mr S – Western-super-Mare, Somerset, 12.2m Wide x 7.0m Deep Timber Framed Garage with Golden Oak Sectional Doors
  • “Really happy with this building, it was delivered and installed in 8 weeks and Garden Retreat did a great job, no fuss, they just got on with it, very happy 🙂” Verified Review By Houzz

    Mr & Mrs S – Blandford Forum, Dorset – Lyndhurst 4.2m x 2.6m Composite Clad Garden Office with Anthracite Grey Double Glazed Doors & Windows
    Bournemouth, Dorset
  • We have found the Garden Retreat team easy to work with – they are clear as to what will be provided in their building and their team members are friendly and hard working.

    We changed the design during the process, and they discussed the details and continued to adjust their quote, to ensure that the correct specification was being provided for the building’s needs.

    The final product – a meeting room in a community garden – was delivered, and we are pleased with the result. The quality of finish is high, and all of the work was completed to a very good standard.” Verified Review By Houzz


    Calthorpe Community Gardens – Grays Inn Road, London 10.0m x 4.2m Commercial Garden Office
  • “We chose Garden Retreat to install a stand-alone custom garage build in the summer of 2020. Having researched various local options we decided to use James and his team because of the customisable choices with the size of the building, and the different finishes available. We chose the cedar door and roof options with a feathered-edge cladding and the end result is great. From the start of the project right through to the end there was no delay in communications and answers to the many questions we had were answered promptly. The building itself went up very quickly and we are pleased with the quality and sturdiness of the garage. Thanks again and we have already recommended the team to friends and family.” Verified Review By Houzz

    Mr & Mrs D – West Moors, Dorset, 3.2m Wide x 7.0m Deep Single Timber Garage
  • ‘”With limited space available, Jim and his team from Garden Retreat helped me through the design phase which enabled me to end up with the garden room/office that I was looking for. The quality of build is excellent and I would not hesitate in recommending Garden Retreat for your project.

    PS I have bought shelving, a large desk and a work bench with tool racking so a real man cave. Yet to all be installed but by the time you come next it will be and happy if you wanted to take some more shots. 

    So as an office, work area overlooking garden it’s spot on!'”Verified Review By Houzz

    Mr & Mrs O – Easton, Bristol – 5.6m X 2.4m Cedar Clad Garden Office With Anthracite Grey Double Glazed Sliding Doors & Windows
  • ‘With limited space available, Jim and his team from Garden Retreat helped me through the design phase which enabled me to end up with the garden room/office that I was looking for. The quality of build is excellent and I would not hesitate in recommending Garden Retreat for your project.

    PS I have bought shelving, a large desk and a work bench with tool racking so a real man cave. Yet to all be installed but by the time you come next it will be and happy if you wanted to take some more shots. 

    So as an office, work area overlooking garden it’s spot on!’ Verified Review By Houzz


    Mr M – Poole, Dorset – 3.6m x 2.4m Cedar Clad Garden Office with Anthracite Grey Double Glazed Doors & Windows
  • ‘I was impressed by the team who built it in two days during some very nasty weather. It is an excellent office and has been much admired, thank you Garden Retreat’ Verified Review By Houzz

    Mr & Mrs P – Wincanton, Somerset, 3.8m x 4.3m x 2.5m High, Cedar Clad Curved Roof Garden Office with Anthracite uPVC Windows and Doors
  • “We have been really impressed with Garden Retreat.  They have supported us throughout the project and even though there were delays which were outside our control they went over and beyond to get the cabin built.

    The installation staff were polite and they kept the area tidy as they worked, a great experience!” Verified Review By Houzz

    Mr & Mrs E – Dorchester, Dorset – 5.2m x 3.4m – 44mm log Open Plan Barbados Log Cabin – 2.5m Maximum Height
  • “Grannies Grotto! This has been a fantastic solution to a space problem and my Grand Children love to stay in it when they come to visit.  It is safe and warm all year round and allows me to have all my family to stay whenever they like”.

    “Garden Retreat have kept me informed at every stage and the installation team were very efficient and polite, thank you very much!” Verified Review By Houzz

    Mrs K – Sturminster Marshall, Dorset – 12ft x 8ft Traditional – 2.5m High Garden Office or Garden Room
  • “Thank you so much for everything, especially your expertise & thoughtfulness, a pleasure doing business with you and we have no problem recommending your work 100%” Verified Review By Houzz

    Mr & Mrs W– Portland Bill, Dorset – 14ft x 11ft Customised Beach Hut
  • “We were very pleased with Garden Retreat, right through from the initial design to installation.  It was not easy for the installation team to complete the job from an access point of view but nothing was a problem, they just got on with the job.  I would recommend this company; they were excellent, polite and efficient in all aspects, thank you!” Verified Review By Houzz

    Ms S– London SW6 – 2.6m x 4.8m Contemporary Garden Office – 2.5m Maximum Height
  • “Being a thorough sort of person I researched a number of options for my 20ft x 12ft timber garage and went into great detail, creating spreadsheets and detailing the pros and cons.

    I knew I wanted a quality product and I wanted to have tanalised timber which narrowed the field too.  I was also concerned about the point at which any wood might be sitting in water on the base.

    Garden Retreat ticked all the boxes, the garage sits on 1 course of bricks and the cladding stops short of the base, so even if water does stand on the base it won’t make contact with the wood.  Additionally, Garden Retreat ply line their garage for extra strength and security.  In the end, the choice was easy, only Garden Retreat met all my criteria and they were a pleasure to deal with from pre-order to delivery. The erection was on time, quick and fuss-free and the finished product looks fantastic. Highly recommended supplier!” Verified Review By Houzz

    Mr M – Chesterton, Oxfordshire – 12ft x 20ft Single Timber Feather Edge Garage
  • “Hi Jim,

    Everything is great with the summerhouse! I think it’s virtually bomb proof!!…….. Very happy.

    Of course I can do a positive testimonial from me no problem at all.

    And if it helps you can show our building to someone else if they want to see it. Just give me a call…….

    All the best!”


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    Mr & Mrs S, Christchurch, Dorset, 3.0m x 4.0m Contemporary Garden Room
  • “A great experience. Jim was informative throughout the process, answering all our awkward questions with real knowledge and insight. The final building exceeds our expectations. Brilliant!”. Verified Review By Houzz

    Ms R – Crystal Palace, London, 4.0m x 2.8m Contemporary Garden Office with Grey Anthracite uPVC Doors and Windows
  • “We have been very happy throughout the process from design to installation with Garden Retreat.  We were not the easiest of Customers, we wanted a very specific look and detail is important to us.

    James spent a lot of time working with us to ensure all the elements were designed into the building and had a large number of examples of previous projects which demonstrated their ability to provide us with the garden office and store we wanted.

    Finally they worked very well with our garden designers, the installers were polite and cleared up after the timber building had been installed.

    We would be happy to recommend Garden Retreat to any of our friends and would like to thank them for all their efforts.” Verified Review By Houzz

    Mr & Mrs S – Bourne End, Bucks, 5.5m x 3.0m Garden Office and Store
  • “The team who assembled the unit were friendly- efficient and professional. Any questions were answered and nothing was too much trouble. Great value and these guys would come very highly recommended!” Verified Review By Houzz

    Hampton Farm Shop, Evesham, Hampton, Worcester – 26m x 6.1m – Farm Shop
  • “We were very pleased with the studio that James designed for us. He accommodated all our requirements and created a very well designed building. The construction was completed on time and to plan. I would be very happy to recommend Garden Retreat.” Verified Review By Houzz

    Ms E – Downton, Salisbury, 8m x 5m Cedral Clad Garden Leisure Room With W.C. and Kitchen / Utility Room.
  • “We are so happy with the quality of the building, the doors and windows are of the highest quality, Garden Retreat have provided an excellent product, we could not be any more happy and cant wait to move in”. Verified Review By Houzz

    Cropredy Marina, Cropredy, Banbury, Oxfordshire,13m x 8m Pavilion Marina Sales Office
  • “James was very helpful and proactive during the design phase and suggested lots of options when we were designing the office. After the installation he was keen to check everything was in order. He was rapid and timely sorting out the minor niggles that occur on any project and made sure that we were completely happy with our office after installation. He was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend his expertise and proactive approach.”. Verified Review By Houzz

    Mr & Mrs S – Downton, Salisbury, Wiltshire, 4.4m x 4.0m x 2.5m High Contemporary Garden Office with Grey Anthracite uPVC Doors and Windows
  • “We sought a non standard design and build to our outline spec for a 10m x 6m garage to be used for classic car storage. We awarded the contract to Garden Retreat in part because of the advice on materials and construction offered by their James Parker. From design through planning approval to construction took 3 months. Erection of the sectional garage took 3 hours (excluding tiling). Brilliant to watch. Price quoted was the price paid. No hidden extras. Well worth taking the elevation drawings to aid planning. Very satisfied with the finished product. Thank you.” Verified Review By Houzz

    Mr S – Devon, 10.0m x 6.1m Triple Timber Garage with a 4.2m Aluminium Insulated Roller Garage Door in Golden Oak and a Metro Tile Roof
  • “James at Garden Retreat was a true professional and understood straight from the start what we wanted to achieve in building a garden room containing a home gym. His knowledge and experience helped enormously. The room was built on a hill with difficult access but that was not a problem for Garden Retreat. We are so pleased with the end result and it is in keeping with the rest of the house. I would highly recommend James at Garden Retreat” Verified Review By Houzz

    Mr & Mrs W – Studland, Dorset, 6.0m x 4.0m Contemporary Garden Gym with 3.0m Anthracite Grey uPVC Patio Doors
  • “I contacted Garden Retreat because they were Dorset-based, the right sort of price range and I was looking for  a company who provided individually designed buildings rather than an inflexible standard package.  From the beginning the service was personal, engaged and professional. It was a long journey from design through planning permission and a large amount of ground work to be done before the base could be laid and throughout James Parker remained helpful and available, if needed, with experienced advice. An unexpected but necessary alteration the week before the building was due to arrive was imaginatively  and speedily resolved. The build itself took just two days and I was delighted by the finish inside and the quality of the work. I’m really, really pleased, and the studio is a lovely place to work.” Verified Review By Houzz

    Mrs D – Whitchurch Canonicorum, Nr Bridport, Dorset, 7.5m x 4.5m Cedar Clad Garden Studio with Cedar Shingles
  • “We were really worried with this project as it was important with a limited budget and the need to provide an annex for my disabled mother we really needed to ensure we chose the right company.

    We are so happy with the service we received from Garden Retreat, they did a fantastic job and my mother has a fantastic annex, thank you so much!” Verified Review By Houzz

    Mr & Mrs C – Totnes, Devon, 9.0m x 4.2m Kensington Garden Room with Rationel White uPVC Windows and Doors and Marley Weather Board in Green
  • “James and the team at Garden Retreat have been great – I was not certain what I wanted and when I thought I did I then changed my mind (on several occasions). They fulfilled all promises, were flexible and provided a very good quality product at a price which could not be matched.

    I now have an attractive garden building which for me will provide office and storage space.

    I am happy , very happy and so are my neighbours!” Verified Review By Houzz

    Mr P – Earlsfield, London, 3.8m x 2.4m x 2.5m High, Cedar Clad Contemporary Garden Office with Black uPVC Windows and Doors
  • “I contacted Garden Retreat as I wanted to have my own beauty salon at home. Being clear about what I wanted Garden Retreat were able to satisfy all my needs including budget and design They also came up with some further ideas enabling me to maximise the space and end up with a fabulous contemporary salon which is a great place to work, not only for myself but also a relaxing environment for my clients. I would highly recommend Garden Retreat’s service.” Verified Review By Houzz

    Mrs L – Lymington, Hampshire, 6.2m x 3.6m x 2.5m High, Contemporary Garden Beauty Saloon with Anthracite uPVC Windows and Doors
  • “We are extremely pleased with our new garage and would thoroughly recommend Garden Retreat, great quality and a great service!” Verified Review By Houzz

    Mr B – Staines-Upon-Thames, Middlesex, 19ft wide x 18ft Deep Double Timber Garage with Cedar Shingles and Cedar Up and Over Doors
  • “So pleased with the garage, great product, there were a few issues but Garden Retreat soon resolved them” Verified Review By Houzz

    Mr S – West Monkton, Somerset, 20ft x 40ft Quadruple Timber Garage with Three Bay Garage and Built-in Garden Office
  • “Garden Retreat installed a home office for us (including laying of the concrete base). The project was undertaken at the agreed time and there were no hidden or additional costs.

    We are very happy with the end result; an excellent office space that is comfortable to work in and looks good.

    Garden Retreat were highly professional and helpful. A pleasure to deal with.”  Verified Review By Houzz

    Mr & Mrs P – South Wonston, Hampshire, 3.6m x 3.7m x 2.5m High, Cedar Clad Curved Roof Garden Office with Anthracite uPVC Windows and Doors
  • “Absolutely fantastic, a very strong structure and extremely well built. James at Garden Retreat provided excellent service, I would have no hesitation in recommending the Company and their products” Verified Review By Houzz

    Mr M – Wooton, Bedfordshire – 20ft x 20ft Timber Frame Garage with Barn Doors
  • “We not only required a contemporary garden building to replace our old summerhouse but also wanted it to look attractive, be protected from the elements and use it as a functional utility room.  Garden Retreat provided all of the above and more.  Very happy with their work, the quality and it was within our budget. ” Verified Review By Houzz

    Mr & Mrs W – Charmouth, Dorset – Cedar Clad Utility Room
  • “This project worked out superbly and Garden Retreat were great providing us with a high quality structure which will stand the test of time for the Crowle community”. Verified Review By Houzz

    The Community Farm Shop At Crowle, Crowle, Worcestershire.
  • “So pleased with my garden office, value for money and a great place to work” Verified Review By Houzz

    Mr P – Christchurch, Dorset – 3.8m x 2.4m x 2.5m High, Cedar Garden Room with Black uPVC Windows and Doors and Black Composite Decking
  • “Very pleased with our new garden office” Verified Review By Houzz

    Mr & Mrs F – North Baddesley, Hampshire 3.8m x 4.3m x 2.5m High, Cedar Clad Curved Roof Garden Office with Anthracite uPVC Windows and Doors
    North Baddersley, Hampshire
  • “James and Garden Retreat provided a fantastic service from start to finish. They recently built and installed a beautiful bespoke garden office / living space in our back garden. We are delighted with it! The customer service was also truly bespoke. James came to visit us several times throughout the process and was very responsive via telephone and e-mail at any time. He provided really practical, common sense advice and we never felt we were being sold anything at all. The building is beautiful – the bespoke design means it fits perfectly in our space and feels like it has been there for years! The cedar cladding and grey uPVC windows / doors really add a touch of class. Internally the vinyl flooring provided a very nice finish. Importantly also, James and the team that installed the building were respectful, friendly and genuinely nice people. We can highly recommend James and Garden Retreat for customer service and high quality craftsmanship” Verified Review By Houzz


    Mrs & Mrs C – Bournemouth, Dorset 6.2m x 3.6m x 2.5m High, Cedar Clad Garden Office with Anthracite Grey uPVC Windows and Doors
    Bournemouth, Dorset