Mel1Outside In Garden Rooms was formed in September 2017 when Director Melanie Russell spotted a gap in the market in the central belt of Scotland for a company offering contemporary Garden Rooms. Melanie previously co-owned a digital agency in Glasgow but felt the time had come for a career change and, being a passionate gardener, was keen to explore opportunities close to her heart (but without the need for getting too cold and wet!!). Through extensive research and product development Outside In became a reality.

Outside In's build team is led by head joiner Michael who has over 25 years experience in the joinery, window manufacture and house building sector. Renowned for his accuracy and attention to detail, you can be assured all of our Rooms will be constructed to the same incredibly high standard.

In 2020 the business was in the very fortunate position of being inundated with orders due to the Covid pandemic. To that end it was the perfect opportunity to launch a new hub on the east coast headed by Wendy Isaac, sister of Melanie. 



FSB AwardSince inception, Outside In have secured a number of industry awards and recognition. In 2020, the FSB Awards were understandably delayed however 9 months later than planned, we were thrilled to be awarded Start up of the Year Award.

We've also been finalists in the Association of Scottish Business Women for Most Innovative Start UP and the Federation of Small Business Start Up Business of the Year. 

ASB Awards night


Industry publications also recognised the business therefore awarded Best Contemporary Garden Room Design Company (Scotland) and Start Up of the Year, another fabulous endorsement to the team in the early stages! 

Build Award

SME NEws awards

Please get in touch with the Outside In Garden Rooms team if you'd like to find out more!