Garden Office

At Trew Turner we get excited when our customers put forward new and interesting ideas for their garden studio and garden room developments. Whether its a roof top vegetable patch, a sunken space or how to incorporate a gnarly old apple tree into the construction, throw us your ideas and we'll help put them into place. 

This project in Haringey, North London required the garden studio to be sunk into the ground so that the roof could still be used as a garden. We dug out for two weeks to make space and lay the foundation before starting the garden office build.

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Timber Garden Studio

Located in a conservation area in Highgate, North London, we had to wait several months for planning permission before starting.

Once planning was approved we discussed the removal of the Apple tree with the client but they and their cat liked it so much they wanted us to use it as inspiration for the build. We were only too pleased to incorporate it into the design of the garden studio which added a rustic natural character to it.

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Cedar Bench Garden

Plantable Benches, London

We worked with designer Judi Samuels in creating an integrated planting/seating space that made the most of the area. We chose to work with the gorgeous Western Red Cedar and we're really happy we did as it's a very nice solution for a small space. We’re happy to hear that it’s well used by the family!

If you want to find out more about Judi and get her involved, please visit her website.

Japanese Style Garden


This is a lovely little Landscaping job in Peckham Rye, London. An impressive amount was done with the space. The outhouse works well as an office and to get there it’s a joy over the patio and up the Sandstone steps. The Oak sleepers are built low to the ground to add to the Japanese feel. Hats off to ‘Propagating Dan’ for the planting.

Timber Garden

Timber Clad Fence and decking, London

This garden in South East London lacked light and space even though it had a large footprint. We sadly had to remove a large tree as it took all the essentials from the area, but this did allow us to dig back the beds and create this wonderful timber clad and decked space complete with integrated seating and planters. Lots of planting will be added in the next stage.

We built a retaining wall to keep the soil and pavement from encroaching on the garden. The cladding replaced an old wall and fence and gives much better flow to the area, as well as a great backdrop for climbing plants.

The "Festoon" lights you can see are a great option, especially in an overlooked garden such as this as they create a lovely warm atmosphere below.

The softwood cladding has two sides, one for the garden and one for the pavement. By using this type of system there is no need to see joins or posts as you would traditionally. You can even cut small sections out to house plants or lights. It’s all backed up structurally by large vertical posts and 2x4 stud work.

Georgian Garden

Restoration, London

Too often London houses and gardens get divided, which means the original hhistory behind the space gets lost.  In this case we had the opportunity to restore this garden to its Georgian roots. The urns act as the traditional  centrepiece, complemented by privet-hedge borders as a frame the hoggin (a favourite of the National Trust) path. On the main patio we used Yorkstone, it wasn't going to be any other way.

Bespoke Woodwork

We love to make furniture from reclaimed timber.


These tables are comprised of floor joists from a demolished pub on the Isle of Dogs in East London, and the base is constructed from old and sturdy Douglas Fir painted ”Blanc Ivoire”. Hand-made in our workshop, one now lives the good life in a villa in the South of France, another is a base of inspiration for a London design company.

Gillespie Nature Reserve

Oak Play Area, London

Sometimes we’re lucky enough to work on big projects with great materials. Set in a North London nature reserve, we were commissioned to build a contemporary play area, using trusty English Oak. The bespoke carpentry for this public space included modern fencing at child-friendly height, shadowy walkways and giant pergolas. A dream project for our carpenters.