Garden Room Directory


Two of Sanctum Garden Studios‘ ranges are suited for use as soundproof music rooms. You might have seen an episode of Alan Titchmarsh’s “Love Your Garden” that featured one of their QuadPod Studio buildings built as a garden drum room. Following a free initial design consultation, to understand your acoustic requirements, ​​Sanctum Garden Studios will suggest the acoustic elements they can include that will best serve your needs.

Sanctum Garden Studios can integrate acoustic features such as swapping out the standard insulation for Rockwool acoustic insulation batts, and adding further internal layers of soundproofing material to help you achieve the level of sound reduction you require within your budget.

Recognising that glazing is the weakest point acoustically in any room, Sanctum Garden Studios collaborates with you to choose the glazing configuration that works for you ensuring a balance of light, views, and sound insulation. They offer an upgrade to acoustic glass for their doors and windows, which provides approximately a 60% improvement in sound reduction compared to standard glass.

Each Sanctum Garden Studio includes the foundation system, so all that is required before the installation team arrives on-site is that the ground be relatively level and free of vegetation. Sanctum has a streamlined installation process with on-site build times for some ranges being just a day. The office’s electrics are connected to an external junction box, so all that is required is for you to get a local electrician to run the connection between the house and the studio. Once this is done, your garden studio will be ready to start using.

Designs suitable for acoustic upgrades are:

  • The QuadPod – has a contemporary style enhanced by the mix of Western Red Cedar cladding on the prominent elevations and dark grey weatherboard on the other walls. The QuadPod comes with a choice of two window styles: an office variant with a desk-height window or a studio variant with a tall window. The QuadPod range comes in five popular sizes: Super Micro 1.8m x 1.8m, Micro 2.4m x 1.8m, Mini 2.4m x 2.4m, Maxi 3m x 2.4m and the Super Maxi 3.6m x 2.4m.
  • The Contemporary Cubed – this range offers customers greater flexibility over the size, finishes and configuration of doors and windows. The Contemporary range comes in sizes from 2.4m x 2.4m. These studios allow for customisation of the size and configuration of doors and windows. With its Cedar cladding finish, this range offers the freedom to create a workspace tailored to your individual needs and preferences.

If you have something unique in mind, Sanctum Garden Studios also offers a bespoke design service. They can incorporate special design features, such as roof canopies and covered seating areas, to meet your specific requirements.

Sanctum Garden Studios’ in-house team travels across the UK to install their buildings. This service includes the installation of the studio’s foundation system. All they require is that the site is prepared – flat, level, and clear of vegetation – for their arrival. Each studio comes pre-wired with lighting and power sockets that are connected to an external junction box. From there, the customer is advised to hire a local electrician to establish the connection between this junction box and the main house.


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Design Options

Pre-designed ranges with options to personalise

Bespoke Designs

Installation Service

Full installation, including the foundation, but minus the final electrical connection

Core Structure

Insulated Timber Frame Panels

Examples of Sanctum Garden Studios exterior finishes

The QuadPod range offers two walls of Western Red Cedar cladding, while the other walls are finished in dark grey engineered wood weatherboard. Anthracite grey uPVC is used for the door and window frames. The roof is an EPDM system complemented with a shingle covering.

The Contemporary Cubed range, as standard, features Western Red Cedar cladding on the front elevation, combined with tanalised Redwood cladding on the other walls. However, customers have the option to swap the Redwood for Cedar on these walls, with clear pricing for this option provided on the website. The door and window frames on the Contemporary range are Anthracite uPVC, with a selection of French and sliding door styles, as well as Aluminium bifold door options to choose from. There are also several window styles on offer. The roof features a maintenance-free EPDM roof with a shingle covering.

Examples of Sanctum Garden Studios interior finishes

Sanctum Garden Studios offer different interior finishes across their range of buildings:

The interior of the QuadPod features an MDF lining. This smooth, matt finish can be left bare, or you can paint it in your choice of colour. MDF takes paint well.

The Contemporary range features a white Melamine interior with neat uPVC strips over the joints. This finish creates a light modern interior and is easy to keep clean. As an optional extra, you can swap the Melamine for plasterboard, which you could then arrange to have skimmed and decorated.

Each Sanctum Garden Studio is pre-wired with electrics, the number of sockets and light fittings is listed on each range page on their website. Additional sockets can be added, and they are clearly priced on their website. The electrics run to a junction box on the exterior of the studio. You would then arrange for a local electrician to run a cable between this junction box and your house.