ARK was founded by two lifelong friends. With a combined 20 plus years experience in design and builds. We are a small bespoke garden room Company based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent offering a bespoke service to each and every client. Our projects are always built on site from the ground up using the best materials available. We are not tied to flat pack mechanics or factory built kit, meaning we can be much more flexible in the approach to both the design and build of our work. We also have the ability to adapt our projects on site when needed. As well as offering a complete planning permission service as part of our work, should one be required

Being a small team provides the personal touch, you can be rest assured that the people working for you are also the people that want the project to succeed. We are only as good as our reputation and as a result will never leave a client unhappy. This is reflected in our 100% 5 star client feedback. Your investment is in the people making your garden room and knowing exactly who that will be, is something as important as the product itself.

A quality finish means everything

Front of a garden studio with two trees
Reces Porch Garden Room

We know the difference between a good job and an excellent job is the quality of the finish. We strive to give 100% customer satisfaction.

ARK Design and Build do not believe in using cheap materials. Not when we can deliver for the same price using something much better. That’s why we let our clients chose every element of what we do from the start, rather than basing a price on cheap fixtures and fittings to be upgraded at a later date. We have no hidden ‘extras’ to pay. Many competitors offer Garden Offices from a certain price which may look appealing, but the reality is it may not include the things you will end up wanting or need. At ARK Design and Build we will discuss all possibilities within a thorough and detailed consultation. We can design a building or structure for you based on things you like or even replicate something you have seen before. Our clients always know from the very start exactly what they are getting. Our prices are competitive yet our quality is never compromised.

Ark design build
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Emma RoseEmma Rose
11:09 20 Apr 24
We are over the moon with our garden office, Tim was great in the planning phase - understanding what we wanted & talking through pros and cons as we changed our minds! Steffan is a superbly skilled individual who built the whole thing single handedly in 16 days - the attention to detail and quality of the build are just perfect. Beyond pleased with the results & wouldn’t hesitate to use them again or recommend to others 🤗
18:15 07 Mar 24
Tim and James were fantastic throughout the whole build process. We were very picky with the design, changing things all the way up to the build date, but Tim was brilliant at helping us with every small amend and detail that we wanted.Couldn’t recommend them more! And will 100% go to them for anything more we need in the future.
benjamin Malesbenjamin Males
22:40 01 Mar 24
Ark came highly recommended and we are more than happy to highly recommend them too! Piers and Tim designed us the perfect garden office and Steffan built it expertly and was very responsive to our requests. They kept us informed throughout the whole process and we couldn’t be more pleased with the result.
Mike BeamanMike Beaman
17:40 09 Dec 23
Tim and Piers were efficient and responsive from the outset, with the initial site followed quickly by provision and agreement on the design specification and costs. The process of obtaining planning permission was similarly efficient and hassle free. There was no slippage in the date when construction started, and the work here was carried out with the minimum of fuss and included lots of dialogue on options for tweaking aspects of the design and how the job was progressing. Even the few inevitable hiccups were handled quickly. I have no hesitation at all in recommending Ark for garden building design and build - we would certainly go to them for any projects like this in the future.
Tom KendleTom Kendle
06:15 09 Aug 23
Tim, James and the Ark team very recently completed our home gym and office and we are very excited to get it kitted out and make use of the space.Having consulted a few other designers, including larger and national companies who offer a more restrictive and modular offering, we had a very specific view of what we wanted - an L-shaped building, inclusive of a small kitchen and bathroom. We also wanted a pitched and tiled roof and a gable window at one end so that the building would look more in keeping with our home and so we could maximise the location with a view down the garden. After a lot of research we found Ark who, unlike most, were willing and able to take on a more bespoke building.Throughout the process from design to build, Tim, James and the Ark team were focused on our job, very communicative and willing to adapt with small modifications as the building was going up. They have an army of local contacts to take care of all aspects of the build, whether it be plumbers, electricians, internet connectivity, etc. Ark were quick to put in the finishing touches so that they wouldn’t leave with any snags and I am highly confident that if we find any issues that they will be quick to address them.We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them. It was great to find a local company, willing to create a bespoke space for us and who were so professional and friendly to deal with. The end result looks fantastic and is exactly what we had hoped for. Thanks Tim, James and team!
K MiddletonK Middleton
10:27 13 Jul 23
A little late in writing this as we’ve had our amazing garden studio for almost a year! From the first contact with Tim at Ark Design we’ve found the team nothing but professional, friendly and genuinely care about ensuring the end result is something you love. As with any build, we’ve had a few snagging issues which have been dealt with fantastically so couldn’t ask for more with the after care. Our studio has transformed our space and we look forward to using it for many years to come, thanks Tim & team
Chris CrouchChris Crouch
11:13 27 Apr 23
Really happy with ARK Design and our garden gym. They have a great team and I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone considering their own garden room.
T TapperT Tapper
17:32 07 Feb 23
Highly recommend. Tim was excellent and we are delighted with our building. It is a large build with bathroom, kitchen, store room, gym and office but all our requests were dealt with efficiently, any issues were sorted immediately and Tim and James are a pleasure to deal with. If we were ever to build another garden room then we would look no further than Ark Design.
Emma StrettonEmma Stretton
15:33 27 Jan 23
We were recommended Ark by friends and couldn't be happier that we took this recommendation. We are completely besotted with our new studio and living space in the garden, so much so that we probably won't use the house very much anymore.Tim and James were great throughout the build being professional, efficient and easy to communicate with. Tim has a great extended team of electricians, landscapers etc with everyone who worked on the build demonstrating the same level of professionalism as the Ark crew themselves. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Addition Feb 2024: After such an enjoyable and successful experience in 2021 with Tim and his team we didn't hesitate to work with them again on our next project for a home gym and small office space. Tim was really flexible when we showed him some images of what we visualised and the finished look is exactly what we had in mind. We are so pleased with it. Genuinely couldn't recommend Ark Design enough.Sept 2021: We found ark design three months before moving into our new house and were so impressed with their work we secured a build date before even moving in. Tim, James and their team have been fantastic and have been a pleasure to have around each day. Will actually miss having them here! The level of professionalism and attention to detail is second to none and Tim has been amazing at adapting as the build has progressed and in suggesting creative options at every stage of the build to ensure the final studio meets our needs. The final studio has exceeded our hopes and expectations and we genuinely couldn’t recommend ark design enough. If you’re looking for a studio and are considering ark design, we would say don’t hesitate. Thanks guys!
00:08 15 Sep 21
I am very pleased with my new garden room. Tim and his team (Johnny and Josh) were brilliant! Tim is very communicative and a problem solver. I agree with all the 5 star reviews. Book them asap without hesitation because the waiting list is very long!
Gareth CumminsGareth Cummins
21:26 22 Jun 21
I had my garden office built to get out of the house through lockdown - it was finished a couple of months ago and I couldn't be happier. It's all that I was looking for and Piers and the team were excellent throughout the whole process - highly recommended
Michaela GalovaMichaela Galova
16:51 02 Jun 21
Very happy with our new studio, amazing work from start to finish.
Kimberley MajorKimberley Major
05:59 21 May 21
Ark Design are incredible to work with and we could not be happier with our bespoke garden office build. Absolutely in love with our new space. At the beginning I sent them some pictures of things I liked and the style we wanted, never thinking I would be able to get something so on point but I really have. It’s beautiful. The attention to detail, high spec materials and bespoke design features such as the hidden lock and door on our storage area have all been exceptional. Would highly recommend to all.
Amy NealeAmy Neale
16:11 28 Aug 19
Five star service, five star build quality. Tim, Piers and the team at Ark Design were a pleasure to work with, they designed a unique office pod for our small garden and worked to our budget. The team are very professional, hard working and clearly passionate about what they do - which shows when you see the beautiful finished product. Everyone who visits comments on how amazing the pod is. I cannot recommend Ark Design Build enough - thank you.