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About Myspace

Based in the centre of Cambridge, Myspace has been specialising in the creation of bespoke garden buildings since 2004.

The proprietor, Mark Alvarez, works on site every day, alongside a small team. We only build one studio at a time, and we will provide clients with realistic start and completion dates. 

Everyone needs their own space. Our garden rooms can be used as an office, a studio for artists or sculptors, a music room, a gym, a playroom, a teenagers space or simply somewhere to get away from it all. Whatever the intended use, each structure is built to last, with high levels of insulation and high-quality, durable materials, at a lower cost than an extension or a loft conversion. A six year guarantee is also provided. 

From foundations to finish each one of our beautiful garden buildings is unique. Every studio is designed and crafted to the highest specification and as individual as the client. Designs are based on detailed discussions, taking into account your personal preferences and requirements.

We can provide you with advice on planning permission and, where necessary, can handle the whole application process on your behalf.

Property Ladder: Design for Profit

A number of our studios are featured in Sarah Beeny’s book “Property Ladder: Design for Profit” published by Octopus Publishing Group. She explains how a garden studio is a cost effective and practical way to add space to your living area and how it adds to the saleability and value of your house.

“Most gardens have sheds and they are practical for storing garden equipment. However, today, many of those sheds are being demolished and upmarket garden offices or studios are being put up in their place. This can be a cost-effective way of extending your living area – and it doesn’t structurally change your house so, in most cases, you don’t need planning permission. It’s especially popular in cities such as Brighton and Oxford where, although gardens are small, there is a large population of home workers – one in ten people in London and the South East now work from home for part of the week – and many don’t have the space in the house to carve out a dedicated office area. It’s practical and useful to have an extra room or two in your garden, and it definitely adds saleability and value to a property. The key is to make the space flexible and dual purpose and not to stint on your services. Electricity, heating and broadband are a must.”

Sarah Beeny, presenter of Channel Four’s Property Ladder and successful property developer.