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Essex Man Caves


About Us

Here at Essex Man Caves, we design and build bespoke man caves, home bars, garden offices, she sheds, as well as any other garden room you desire to suit your needs. 

We know how important it is for you to have that amazing extra room and space in your house or at the end of your garden for you to enjoying with your family and friends and we are here to help make your dream become a reality.

Our bespoke man caves and garden rooms can be tailored and designed to your exact needs. Anything is possible with our team of highly skilled professionals, who you will guarantee a high class finish, at a competitive price.

When designing your man cave or garden room, the sky really is the limit. You can have anything from a fully functional bar, with pool table and dance floor, to a contemporary modern office or relaxation room.

Our man caves are highly cost effective and are far less expensive than a home extension or a loft conversion. A man cave or garden room will also add value to your property, with a great advantage that usually no planning permission is required, as most garden rooms fall under permitted development.

Did you know we also offer free online consultations to discuss your requirements if needed?


Rough comparison price guide for standard builds

Single story extension cost = £2150 m2 + planning permission + architect costs

Loft conversion cost = £1750 m2 + planning permission + architect costs

Garden room cost = £1100 m2 + none of the above

Our bespoke man caves and garden rooms are fitted with UPVC double glazed windows and French doors, single pitched roof, felt/shingles, 4-way consumer unit, 4 x double sockets and 6 x down lights, standard cladding, vinyl flooring, fully insulated and fully plastered ready to be decorated.


Extras often requested

Single doors, French doors, Sliding doors, Bi-folding doors, Bar area, Pool table, Table tennis, Washroom, Jacuzzi, Hot tub, Underfloor, heating, Wi-fi, Remote control mood lighting, Outside lighting, Heating, Air conditioning, Partition walls, Storage rooms, Concrete base, Ground screws, Composite Cladding, Outside decking area.


Any other extra is possible and is quoted on request...


Why does everyone want a garden room?

Bespoke man caves, home bars, garden offices, she sheds along with all other garden rooms we design and build have become very popular in recent times due to the current challenges our clients have had to face to continue their work along with having a desirable place to rest or play.

No planning permission (see Step 6)

As no planning permission is usually required and garden rooms are classed as outbuildings, garden rooms can be built with a maximum height of 2.5 meters to the eaves with an overall height of 4 metres with a dual pitched roof or 3 metres for any other roof. This is one of the main reasons many homeowners are choosing garden rooms, rather than extending onto the house.

More cost effective and less hassle

Many home owners in Essex are looking to add space to their home although a single-storey extension could be quoted anywhere between £1950 per m2 and £2500 per m2 plus planning permission and architect costs. Here at Essex man caves we provide a cost-effective way of adding space and adding value to your home without the headache or hassle of a home extension.


365 days a year use!

Because our garden rooms are fully insulated with windows and doors and are built with all the home comforts you would expect they can be used all year round 365 days a year, your bespoke home bar, garden office, garden gym or any other garden room you choose will give you the comfort and space require and will feel just like any other room you could have in your house with the added benefit of having it in the garden.


What type of garden room can I have?

A bespoke garden room can be built for any purpose and can have many uses, this amazing room offers total flexibly and here are some great ideas of what you could have such as a man cave, home bar, garden office, she shed, home studio, garden gym, children’s playroom, gaming room, workshop, nail bar, hot tub house, painting room, relaxation room, entertainment room plus any other bespoke garden room you desire, the possibilities are endless.

Garden rooms are a great addition to your home

With more and more home buyers looking for that certain home that stands out from the rest having a home bar, garden office or garden gym is becoming an essential part of everyday living and with a professionally built garden room built by us, trust ensured you are in safe hands and you are going to get exactly what you want.


our easy 7 step process

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Free site survey

We will arrange a free site survey to discuss your requirements and needs, this is also a great opportunity for us to share with you any ideas that might help you use your space to its full advantage. We also offer free online consultations to discuss your requirements if needed and full online support throughout your project every step of the way.

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Once we fully understand your requirements and needs we will provide you with a written quotation with all aspects of your project along with your price that is guaranteed for a period of 3 months from booking date, as long as there are no add-ons or extras on your behalf, the price will not change at all.

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We are more than happy to help you design your perfect garden room and share ideas with you if this is what you prefer, although if you already have a design in mind we are also happy to follow your instructions and build to your exact specification.

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Permitted development

Because most garden rooms come under permitted development and as long as they are built within these guidelines there is no need to apply for any planning permission. Although we recommend that our clients also check the guidelines with their local authority and we are also happy to help you do this. CLICK HERE FOR PLANNING PERMISSION INFO.

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Payment schedule

We usually require a 50% payment around 4 weeks before the start date to ensure good cash flow and enable us to start ordering the materials required for your bespoke garden room. This enables us to have no delays as some items can have a lead time such as bi-fold doors and hot tubs. The second payment of 25% is then due the first week we start and then the final payment of 25% is paid on day of completion.

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Build time

The average build time for a medium size garden room from start to finish is around 3-4 weeks. Our usual working days are Monday to Friday and sometimes weekends if required. Our team of highly skilled professionals are fully trained to ensure minimal noise levels wherever possible as to not disturb either you or your neighbours. All deliveries of materials will also be within our working hours.

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Now your bespoke garden room is fully completed you can sit back and really enjoy it, whether that is pouring a drink from your bespoke garden bar, running your business from your contemporary garden office or just enjoying some time to yourself in your peaceful relaxation room. With our bespoke garden rooms-now is the time to enjoy it!! Whatever its purpose is...


Mrs Scott Brentwood

Truly Amazing Job

The guys at Essex man caves done a truly amazing job when building our garden office they worked very hard in some challenging weather conditions and they were very polite to me and my family throughout the project.

It was a pleasure to have them build our garden office and I highly recommend the work they do please pass on my gratitude and I wish you all the best of luck.

Robert and Julie Hornchurch

The Whole Thing Is Extremely Good Value for Money

It's just over a week since our garden bar was finished and It looks magnificent! We are delighted with the quality of the timber, insulation and the electrical fittings are excellent.

The whole thing is extremely good value for money and we are sure it has added great value to our property. My wife can't wait to get out there and entertain all her friends

Paul and Lorraine Emerson Park

We Are Over The Moon

We are over the moon with beautiful children's playroom and it is admired by all our family and friends. Your team started working early every morning and stayed until enough work was done. They were very polite and tidy and answered any questions we had.

We are truly thrilled with our new garden play room and our children absolutely love it

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