Our client in Ely approached us in need of a therapy room to use for her beauty therapy business. The room had to work as both a nail bar and massage room, with enough space for two massage beds to be used at the same time.

On the free site consultation we realised that the client was very fortunate to have gorgeous uninterrupted views of farmland. Once she decided to go ahead, we designed the garden building to make the most of the views by including lots of glass on two sides of the building.

Groundworks were easy for this build. We used our innovative ground screw foundations – so no concrete or diggers required – and had a blank canvas to start work on. We’re not put off by more complicated settings though – in fact, ground screw foundations are great for putting foundations into areas where traditional foundations would be more challenging – and in all weather conditions. We can even screw through concrete, and all types of top and sub soils without damaging surrounding areas. 

Independent access

We installed a new entrance into the existing fence line to provide independent access to the building to help with the privacy of those in the main house, and also make the clients feel they are visiting a private business premises. This was achieved by removing a section of fencing, and fashioning a bespoke gate from the recycled panel – to ensure it blended nicely into the remaining fence. (Our Vivid Green team consists of experienced tradesmen, so we are always happy to help our clients with any extra requirements like this).

The client’s garden pre build, with views across unspoilt farmland.

Bespoke details

One of the many benefits of having a bespoke garden room, is that details like electricity and plumbing can be positioned wherever works best for you. In this case, we installed discreet floor sockets for use with the massage beds, and high level sockets above where the work surfaces were to be for use with other smaller therapy equipment.


After we had left site, the client got to work moving her business into the new garden studio.

The worktops and cabinets provided plenty of storage, helping to retain the clutter free and modern feel of the room.

We love getting to see the buildings in use, so our client very kindly sent us some photos. We think her garden room looks even bigger once furnished.

Furnished interior of treatment room

The inside of the therapy room, from the rear of the space. The spotlights provide plenty of light for performing treatments and give a clean and contemporary feel.

Furnished interior of therapy room

The therapy room set up with one massage bed and a simple and calming decor.

Treatments by night

To ensure that the therapy room could be used safely throughout the year and into the evening, attractive spotlights were installed to the exterior of the building both to the front and round the side to which clients will be accessing the building. The build took place in three weeks, and across November and December – so the evening lights were very handy. They also do a great job of making our Western Red Cedar look lovely.

Finished therapy room by night

The client has added some sheer voiles to the windows for privacy. During the day they also let in plenty of light. External downlights mean that the garden room is well lit for use in the evenings.

Client feedback

“Vivid green has been amazing throughout the whole process I would recommend them to anyone they have really helped make my vision become a reality I am so happy. It was quick and easy! Everyone has been so friendly.”

Building spec overview

  • 5.36m x 4.36m x 2.5m high
  • Corner Glazing
  • Floor Sockets
  • Western Red Cedar cladding


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