Most common questions answered

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Below you will find a series of frequently asked questions that might provide you with the answers that you are looking for.

You get in contact and our qualified experts discuss your individual requirements.

We arrange a site meeting with one of our architectural design team.

You receive our design package and quotation, showing you how your new ModBox garden space will look, including any additional options you may have selected.

Once you are completely satisfied with the size and look of your new ModBox space, the order is placed and our team will start on your construction drawings. If there are any planning application requirements our experienced team will take care of this for you.

Once any required approvals are granted our skilled craftsmen will erect your new ModBox space. This may take a matter of days.

Our standard ModBoxes have been designed to meet planning policy ‘permitted development’ so in the majority of cases will not require planning permission. In certain circumstances such as if you live in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (A.O.N.B.) or National park or if your ModBox will occupy over 50% of your garden then it is likely you will require planning permission. For our commercial clients or those who will require planning permission, our ModBox Space architects will be happy to consult with your local authority and apply for planning permission on your behalf.

All of our ModBoxes can be customised to your individual requirements. For example, if the existing position of windows and doors don’t quite suit your site we can alter them to make the best use of the light and views. We can even design a completely bespoke ModBox to the exact layout and dimensions that you have in mind. If you want something completely different the architects at ModBox Spaces are happy to discuss your requirements.
At ModBox Spaces our architects understand that everyone’s idea of their perfect ModBox is different. We can design whatever you want – whether it’s a ModBox art studio with a shower room or kitchen, a holiday home, a house or something totally unique, just give us a call. There are endless possibilities.

This is entirely dependent on the size and specifications of your ModBox. We can go from design to being fully installed and ready to use from 4 to 6 weeks (subject to planning requirements).

ModBoxes can be craned in and out as a complete unit dependent on the size of ModBox and on suitability of access to the site. We can even extend your ModBox to include additional space at a later date as your needs change.

All our buildings are designed and engineered to comply with current building regulations and come with a 5 year Consumer Protection Agency (CPA) guarantee on the structural and waterproof integrity of the building as standard with a 10 year guarantee option. All fixtures and fittings are guaranteed for 12 months or for the manufacturer’s warranty. When correctly serviced and maintained, your ModBox should last with minimal maintenance for a lifetime.

Pretty much everything. Sustainable wood structure and cladding, sedum roof option, environmentally-friendly low energy lighting and heating, high performance insulation and double glazing. And if you use your ModBox building as your workplace, it’ll do wonders for your carbon footprint too.

Providing the site is relatively level, our engineered system eliminates the need for a conventional concrete base and foundations for the garden studios. Your ModBox building stands on pre-cast concrete pads on a compacted sub-base. So, you won’t have to dig up your whole garden. For larger buildings, the foundations may vary, however our engineers are available to design this if necessary.

We offer options such as super-efficient air source heating or low energy under floor heating systems ready for use together with low energy lights and power points. Data points are also an option if required to provide you with a fully functional, state-of-the-art work space.

Obviously, the price will depend on the ModBox type and accessories you choose, whether it’s a compact studio or a full dwelling. We can tailor the specification of your building to suit your budget. Prices for the garden studios start at £10,760 + VAT.

Yes we do. ModBox is run by architectural designers who also work on a diverse range of projects in the residential, leisure and commercial sectors so please contact us should you wish to discuss any particular project.

If you have a more specific question, please feel free to contact us. Call 01208 75235 or email:

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From the moment the decision was made I can only speak highly of all the team involved from the sales team to the installation team, to the electrician, all worked to date & time as a team to provide a an excellent all round service. Highly recommended.

Lisa Sanders, W. Sanders & Sons Ltd

All members of the company were clearly passionate about their work – as evidenced by the positive approach to the project and their collective can do attitude

Dr Graham Johnson, Partner Tavistock surgery

Cost was also an important factor in my decision to buy from ModBox Spaces. The installation was carried out with minimal intrusion. On completion ModBox Spaces provided a folder of documentation and certification relevant to my installation. I would recommend ModBox Spaces to anyone who is considering an installation.

Brian Watson, Plymouth

The finished Mod Box chalet was more than we expected. From the original sketch to the finished product we were very impressed and the company were more than helpful and completed on time and budget. Would not hesitate to recommend them.

Chris and Carol Foss, Hayle