Hampton FAQsFrequently asked questions about our Hampton studios
What maintenance will my studio need?
For the Hampton roof, the composite roof panels are maintenance-free and have an expected lifespan of over 40 years. The vinyl wrapped UPVC doors and windows require no maintenance at all, an occasional wipe down will keep them looking good as new. The weatherboard cladding manufacturer recommends repainting on a maximum five year interval depending on where your studio is positioned. We also recommend that you clean out the rear gutter occasionally, especially if the studio is located under trees.
How close can my studio be to my neighbours?
We can install right up to the boundary but do remember you will need access to your junction box or external hook up plug on one side of the studio.
Do I need to prepare the site before you arrive?
Yes. We simply ask that the ground is flat and reasonably level and that you remove any vegetation from the site. We also ask that you email us photographs or a movie of the site where the Studio is to be installed, which need to be approved prior to confirmation. We can accommodate most situations provided we know in advance.
My garden slopes. Can I still have a studio?
We can accommodate a gradient easily, however our buildings measure just under 2.5m high from the base to the top of the roof. So, if there is a height difference across the site of say 0.3m and we install using the high point as our datum, then overall the building will measure 2.8m high at the low end of the site. It is therefore important to level your site prior to our arrival if you want it to remain under 2.5m high.
Do you include lighting and electrical sockets?
Yes. All Hampton studios are built complete with lighting, switch, two double sockets and a junction box or external hook up plug.
Can I have underfloor heating?
No. Only with the Contemporary range. We recommend a small, freestanding heater to heat your studio.
Can I have air-conditioning?
No. Only with the Contemporary range.
Can I have a different size?
No. To keep the Hampton cost at an absolute minimum we only offer two sizes – 2.4m x 2.4m and 3m x 2.4m. If you require a smaller, larger or bespoke size studio you would need to opt for the Contemporary range. If required, we can replace the Western Red Cedar cladding in this range for the weatherboard if one or more side needs to be close to the boundary.
How soon can you build my studio?
Please contact us for lead times. We will do our best to accommodate your specific requirements.
Do you need to visit us before you build the studio?
No. We just ask customers to answer a number of questions prior to the installation. If there are any issues, these can normally be ironed out with a phone call or an emailed photograph. This enables us to keep our lead times and costs to a minimum.
Who will build my studio?
Our own in-house team do all the installations. We don’t use any subcontract installers.
Do you have a brochure?
We don’t produce a glossy brochure as we believe in protecting the environment, and of course there is a cost saving which we can pass on to our customers. We are also constantly reviewing and updating our ranges. If you can’t find what you are looking for please do give us a call or send us an email.