We are a local business with over 20 years of experience installing large home improvements for customers around Hertfordshire and surrounding areas.

It was clear from listening to homeowners that gardens are more than just places for peace and quiet. They should also be used for cooking, watching television and entertaining guests – a hub of activity for the entire property.

It was from this idea that Home and Outdoors was born.

From smart home devices to charcoal BBQs, we hand pick all our products based on what the customer truly wants. At Home and Outdoors, you can be sure of the finest products delivered with care, straight to your front door.


Home and Outdoors is part of the SWR Group. Established in 1989, our philosophy is to “Go Beyond For Our Community and Staff”.

This isn’t just an empty slogan. For instance, we hold the Gold Award from Investors In People – an accreditation that is only given following an assessment of our commitment to values, social responsibility and staff development.

In fact, we join only the top 7% of companies who have been given the Gold Award! As you can see, it now has pride of place by the front entrance.

We’ve been a Hemel Hempstead based company for 30 years. As a result, we have a deep connection to the surrounding area. Community is everything to us.

We are proud to be part of the Work Based Learning scheme. A brilliant initiative that helps students from local schools get ready for employment with on-the-job experience. It’s been incredibly successful, with many of our own Work Based Learners staying on to become full-time employees.

Since 2016, we have donated £20,000 to charity thanks to our annual fundraising events. In addition, 1% of our annual profits go to local and national charities, including:


We only work with brands and manufacturers who are renowned for a commitment to quality, whether they are from the UK, Europe or wider world. Take a look below:

It’s important that our products and services continue to improve. However, we’re just as committed to reflecting the values of our customers through charity work and giving back to the wider community.