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I'd encourage anyone to use Betta Buildings if they are considering an outdoor office or studio. Roger and his team are so professional, courteous, and they really do absolutely everything to completely finish the job.
They don't leave until everything is perfect- all the lighting is installed, the heater, all the painting is done, etc. This complete package is what we appreciated most. Apart from us finding an electrician to lay the main electricity and phone line to the building, Betta Buildings did everything else. I highly recommend!

Mabel Forsyth
Project Overview

Mabel is a Graphic Illustrator creating all sorts of wonderful images for all types of purposes. Mabels friend Emma a few doors away had just had a Garden Office supplied and fitted by Betta Buildings. Mabel loved what she saw. Having her current Studio set up in her front room was taking up valuable space in there family home. She called Betta Buildings to discuss what we could do.

What we did

We came up with a suitable design to suit her requirements and budget. Our surveyor then did a site visit to check the design layout, access and that planning permission was not required. Advice was given on a suitable base and the building was ordered.

The result

The end result was perfect and Mabel and husband Gordon were overwhelmed by the newly created space freeing up the valuable front room of there precious home.

Mabel's kind words -

My garden studio has been a complete life changer.

I work as a freelance illustrator, and up until now I had been working in the front room in our house. The drawbacks to this were that I was never really 'at work' as house and family stuff was always around me.
The room also doubled as a spare room, so whenever family or friends came to stay, it meant a complete tidy up of the room, and I had to put work aside for that time, no matter what pressures or deadlines I was under. Most frustrating!

The studio/office is truly wonderful. The 16ft x 10ft studio is amazing- I didn't realise just how much room I would have in the building.
I have an area with desk where I sketch and draw out my ideas, and then I scan my artwork and rework in illustration software on the computer, at the other desk.
It is such a luxury to have space dedicated to my different working methods.
I would also love in time, to have a sofa in the corner space (there's more than enough room for one and a chair) and I can sketch ideas there too in comfort and read my design and illustration magazines for inspiration. It will be tempting, though, not to have a doze here as the late afternoon sun floods in through the glass door on this corner!

The studio is bright and I sit looking out at the garden (Our house is on a busy main road and I had been used to traffic and buses when I worked in the front room)
One of the big differences from working in the house is that I get up in the morning and 'go to work'.
Ok, it is just out in my garden, but it does have a positive psychological effect in this way, and it just sets me up to start the day and really get down to work.
I often have to work late if I have deadlines, (or just feel inspired!) and I can work out in my studio all night if I feel like it, and I am bothering no -one.

I have had the studio almost ten months now, and having worked in it through a rather nasty cold winter, I can happily say the building is wonderfully insulated, and I only had to use the small heater which was supplied and installed by Roger. I put it on most mornings in winter to heat the room up initially, but invariably turn it right down or off after an hour or so as it is really effective.

If you want a nosey at what a freelance illustrator does, examples of my work are included in Betta Buildings pictures.

- Soap and perfume packaging for - Harvey    Prince New York
        
- Book illustrations for Parragon Publishing

- Kids personalised prints on sale at my online store

- Mugs and coasters, which I sell in my online store

- Stock illustrations which I sell on various stock sites online

Please visit my website - www.pinkpigart.co.uk

I'd encourage anyone to use Betta Buildings if they are considering an outdoor office or studio. Roger and his team are so professional, courteous, and they really do absolutely everything to completely finish the job.
They don't leave until everything is perfect- all the lighting is installed, the heater, all the painting is done, etc. This complete package is what we appreciated most. Apart from us finding an electrician to lay the main electricity and phone line to the building, Betta Buildings did everything else. I highly recommend!

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