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With no compromise on quality

Having your dream garden room will add value to your property, and is much more affordable than you may think.  This is because we keep our overheads as low as possible by building to order on-site, so no large factory producing standard-sized components and no need for a large fleet of vehicles. We don't have a showroom either-- we let our clients' testimonials speak for the quality of our workmanship.

As every Suffolk Crafted garden room is designed and built to your exact requirements, a site visit will be required to survey ground conditions, tree removal, access etc., as well as discussing with you what your requirements are.  A written quote will follow, detailing the specification discussed.  Unless otherwise agreed, all quotes will be for a complete build, ready to move in to. If for example, you have a pre-existing base this will be reflected in a reduced price.

If you would like to discuss what we can do for you, call Chris on 01473 487402 or email:

We look forward to creating your dream garden room.

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No corners cut

My story

With a flair for Art, Design and Woodcraft from an early age, I progressed from a Foundation Course at Art College to gaining a BA Honours Degree in Three Dimensional Design, specialising in furniture. My career has included commercial furniture design, furniture making, architectural concept design, product design, prototyping, designing for disabilities, teaching design & technology and timber building construction.

I am a perfectionist in everything I do; I care about every detail.  My integrity as a craftsman means I will never cut corners with cheap materials or unsatisfactory construction methods just to make my life easier or to make a profit. My pleasure is designing and making beautifully crafted buildings which bring pleasure to others.

The team

We have two teams of two,

Zebedee and Charlie are the team leaders, responsible for oversight of build specification, compliance and quality.  They both regularly receive positive comments from clients for their workmanship, politeness and ability to liaise effectively with our clients during a build.

Both have many years' experience in the building trade and timber construction.


Max and Seb are also skilled craftsmen who work under the direction of Zeb and Charlie.

As each team is responsible for a build from start to finish, they take an enormous amount of pride in what they do and are proud of the feedback they receive from clients, both verbally and through Google reviews on completion of a project.

What do I do? 

My role is varied- managing, designing, planning, ensuring materials are supplied on time, liaising with clients and spending time each week on each site.



The garden studios illustrated on this website are an indication of what we can create for you, but every person and every garden is unique. 

If you would like to discuss what we can do for you, call Chris on 01473 487402 or email:

We look forward to creating your dream garden retreat.


Chris Lupton

Suffolk Crafted  |  Bespoke garden rooms



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Home offices, cinema rooms, saunas, annexes, guest suites workshops, leisure rooms, bars,  gyms and everything in between.

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We can provide hardware, internet, audio and visual integration into your bespoke garden room to cover all your needs, including; buried high speed internet, hidden cables for flush mounted speakers, hidden AV/HDMI cables for TV's and projectors, reinforced walls/ceilings for home gym and audio visual equipment, air conditioning, bathrooms and kitchenettes, app controlled heating, you name it, we'll integrate it.

If a building is kept under 2.5 metre high*, it will not require planning permission. Contact below for more details.



"We knew from the moment we first met Chris that it would be a great decision to instruct Suffolk Crafted to build our Garden Cedar Room. He listened to our thoughts and ideas and provided a bespoke plan to match, including other ideas which we went along with. Chris and Seb were brilliant throughout the build taking pride in their work and going to every length to ensure it was completed to the highest standard. We are absolutely delighted with our Garden Room and would have no hesitation in recommending you contact Suffolk Crafted if you are considering one for yourself. In fact, we would encourage it."

Richard Toll


Absolutely brilliant! Friendly, reliable and gifted! The whole team including Electrician and plumber were outstanding. We now have a beautiful garden pod. Complete with kitchenette and loo! All completely wheelchair accessible and ready for darts, music and pool! All completed to an excellent standard of workmanship.

Jessica Bowman

"Chris and his team have built a stunning garden room for us on a site that is quite challenging with difficult access. His positive attitude throughout the build has been a joy and the way he approaches problems is refreshing. We are particularly pleased with the curved wooden balustrade which he devised, a beautiful finishing touch. We had quotes from some of the big national companies, and they were much pricier and really didn't listen to what we actually wanted. Chris listened and delivered a very beautiful truly bespoke building at a price we could afford, we have no reservations in recommending Suffolk Crafted they are a great team, thank you."

Marian Woodman


"Could not be more pleased with the Garden Room we have had built from Chris and his team. The quality is first class and the work progressed well despite it being some of the hottest days, and a garden with very little shade. All the works were completed with very little impact on ourselves and we cannot commend the attitude and professionalism more highly. I would recommend anyone thinking of a Garden Room to contact Chris."

Andrew Jordan

"Absolutely brilliant. Chris is a superb craftsman. Our building is superb in every possible respect: design, build, finish. We could not be more pleased if we tried. Every tradesperson that Chris brought in to do specialist tasks (windows, electrics, plumbing, groundworks) was as professional and skilled as he is: and Chris supervised them all with attention to detail and total commitment to producing the best possible building. I really cannot recommend Chris and his work highly enough."

Simon Middleton

"We are thoroughly impressed with the garden room that Chris created for us.  It is of incredible quality and looks super smart; all our friends are jealous!  Chris is polite, accommodating and a perfectionist.  We couldn't recommend Suffolk Crafted enough to anyone who is looking for a bespoke garden room of the highest quality, with the smartest finish, but still at a competitive price." 

Kim Leaning


"We're so happy with our garden room.  It is everything we hoped for and more.  Chris and his crew were amazing during the build....even getting compliments from our neighbours due to their attitude and hard work.  Couldn't recommend Chris and Suffolk Crafted enough....just excellent."

Holly Harris


"Would highly recommend Suffolk Crafted if you are looking for a really good quality garden room.  The standard is beyond impressive.  The attention to detail and skill of a brilliant craftsman combined with a professional yet personal touch allowed us to acquire something unique to our needs, budget and of a very high quality.  The process wasn't stressful at all and we actually miss having them on site.  Thank you."

Roz Ure


"Chris is a perfectionist and this is shown in his work, he is patient and dedicated to give you what you require. Nothing is too much for him. We are willing to show our new garden room he has created to anyone who is wanting one from him. We rate him and his work that high!"

Graham Coleman

"Exceptional products, quality, hand-crafted and allowed me to add my own bespoke ideas. If you are looking for a lodge or garden room, which is built to last, made with care and precision and sensibly priced then I would definitely contact Chris at Suffolk Crafted. I couldn't be happier with the service or with the final product. Excellent."

John Bartlett



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We are based in the village of Holbrook on the Shotley Peninsula in South Suffolk.

We serve the East Anglian area, though if you are outside this area, please get in touch - we may be able to reach out to you!



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01473 487402



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