Whether you want an office or a studio, a shed or a workshop, or a garage or carport, our expert team can help.

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Superior quality bespoke timber buildings, from luxurious insulated home studios to garages and garden sheds.

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Each and every building we craft is built from the ground up by our team based at our farm on the edge of Dartmoor, with our decades of experience poured into each one.

Bespoke Timber Buildings

Superior quality bespoke timber buildings, from luxurious insulated home studios to garages and garden sheds.

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Since 1991, we’ve crafted hundreds of buildings from scratch, transforming garden spaces and delighting our customers.

Bespoke Timber Buildings

Superior quality bespoke timber buildings, from luxurious insulated home studios to garages and garden sheds.

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Our display site in North Tawton is open seven days a week, so pop in whenever you want. If you're coming at the weekend please make an appointment if you wish to see a member of the team.

Bespoke Timber Buildings

Superior quality bespoke timber buildings, from luxurious insulated home studios to garages and garden sheds.

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Timber buildings come in all shapes, sizes, styles and finishes, but not all of them are bespoke to your needs.

We offer a different service so you get exactly what you need. From sheds, studios, offices and summerhouses to garages, carports and workshops, Shields Buildings design, craft and install bespoke timber buildings to fit your space and individual requirements.

We`ve been creating and installing unique buildings throughout Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset since 1991 from our ancient farm in a valley on the edge of Dartmoor. With a wealth of experience, a skilled team and quality materials we will create your dream outdoor space for you that will stand the test of time.
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ZERO Composite Garden Room

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Car Parking Shelters

Single, double, triple, open fronted or enclosed, we will design, build and install the best car parking solution for you. There are so many vehicle and storage options waiting for you at Shields Buildings.

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Lifestyle Timber Buildings

Discover insulated timber buildings, beautifully made with the best materials in a range of styles to suit you. Whether you want a room to work in, relax, or fulfil your hobbies, Shields Buildings help you to get more from your garden space.

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Timber Garden Buildings

Do you need more space? Timber workshops and sheds are non-insulated buildings with a choice of a pent or low-profile apex roofs – robust everyday buildings offering the perfect solution for storage or for doing your hobbies.

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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

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The stables were designed exactly as we wanted them and we are particularly impressed with the finish and attention to detail that Shields Buildings have shown. We are very happy and so too are the horses!
Mr Davies - Bespoke Timber Stable Block
What impressed us most was the care and detail applied. John carried out a site visit and helped us make various choices. We had some requirements of our own which he was more than happy to accommodate. The team who look after the build and installation were extremely friendly, efficient and hard-working. The quality of their work is top class. In summary, a top quality product from a top quality company.
Mr Walters - Garden Shed with Pent Roof

We keep parrots that are now a protected species and endangered in the wild. We wanted to move them from inside our home to a secure bespoke birdroom where they would have direct access to the aviary. No detail was missed. The guys were amazing, so polite, hard working and friendly. A few days later and the bird room was ready for the big move. We are delighted with the workmanship and attention to detail. I would highly recommend Shields Buildings.

Mrs B's parrot house

We are delighted with the store, here’s a photo for you with it now pretty full of logs!

Cath's Log store

Superb service throughout from the Shields team. From original concept, site visit and planning service to construction by three guys who did an excellent job. We now have a summer house/shed combo of high quality that we will enjoy for many years to come. I can highly recommend Shields Buildings to anyone thinking of buying any garden building.

Mr J's Combination Building

I love the idea of someone who does a full survey, draws up the plans, takes it from start to finish and makes it all simple for me – perfect.

Steve Williams - Bespoke Double Garage

You and your team have delivered just what we asked for, a shed that doesn’t look too shed like, it is perfect. The craftsmanship, quality & finishing touches shine through. It’s definitely more than just a garden shed and your staff are a credit to your brand; courteous, tidy and professional craftsmen. Thanks again for delivering a high-quality product to time and budget.

Rachel - Bespoke garden shed

An example of you get what you pay for. High quality, bespoke and built to last. Everything from the show site visit to the installation day was simple and smooth. Paul kept us well informed and was kind enough to do an extra visit to check all the levels. The men who did the installation were lovely. A really well organised, professional business.

Mr W's Garden shed

Having spent many months researching a solution for my new garden office, I cannot be more pleased that I chose John and the team at Shields to carry out the project. Delighted with the outcome, the office sits well in the garden and I am already happily working in there. I would have no hesitation in very highly recommending John and his team to anyone considering such a project.

Andrew's Garden Office

We have enjoyed another immensely positive experience with your company. They guys who came were friendly and smiling, looked happy in their work and were extremely competent and efficient. The only trace of their presence when they left was a beautifully put together garden shed. We couldn’t be happier with the quality of the work, the product or the service. Thank you very much indeed.

Paddy's Garden shed

I undertook extensive research before deciding to go with Shields Buildings. They were thorough and informative throughout the whole process and kept me informed at every step. It's really a delight (and rarity) to work with such a professional company and the end result is exactly what I wanted. If ever I need a further garden building, I'll just go straight to them, which I guess is the best recommendation I can give.

Stuart's Garden shed

We are delighted with our new garden office from Shields Buildings. The design process was simple and took into account all our needs. Onsite installation was simple, smooth and we have been kept informed by Paul at all stages. Everyone we have dealt with at Shields has been lovely. If you are looking for a quality bespoke building, I can highly recommend Shields Buildings.

Liz's Garden office

I just wanted to drop you a line to say how pleased we are with the finished product. We are very impressed with the quality of the building. We found it very useful to be able to visit your show-buildings and to discuss our requirements, and the team who came to erect the building were very efficient and friendly. So in spite of Covid throwing a spanner in the works, we are delighted with the new workshop!

Simon - bespoke workshop

The build quality is second to none, and might just outlive me and/or the cars! You definitely get what you pay for here. Yes, we could have got something cheaper online, but would we have received good quality local service, not to mention the bespoke design? I don't think so.

Mrs S's Garage

Great service from start to finish. The whole process was efficient and ran on time. I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking for a good quality bespoke building. Shields Buildings deliver exactly what it say's on the tin - Thank You.

Mr B's loggia

They supplied and fitted a superb garden office of high quality, and we are very pleased with the overall finish. The service from beginning to end has been spot on including cleaning the windows before they left! Attention to detail from Shields. I have no hesitation of recommending this family run company.

Mrs M's Garden Office

I am delighted with our new carport, it is so nice to have a beautiful bespoke timber building of our own!

Mrs Shields

I would like to say I am extremely happy with my studio and the service I have received from your company.  From the very beginning your installation team were all exceedingly polite and considerate and completed the job in a very professional manner. It has been a pleasure dealing with you all - which is a rarity these days. I look forward to many happy years of creation in my wonderful new studio.

Tracy - Part-Insulated Pottery Studio

All-in-all, we would have no hesitation in recommending Shields Buildings to anyone that appreciates attention to detail, enjoys being treated as a proper customer and wants an end-product of genuine quality.

Miles - Classic Garage and Workshop

One of the great features of Shields Buildings is the North Tawton site where you can look around the examples of their buildings and really imagine and refine your own ideas. They will then sit down and discuss your design and talk through all the material options as well as any planning application. All in all I would recommend Shields Buildings without hesitation, they certainly deserve their five star review.

Mr T's Combination Building

I would like to thank you and all the team who worked so diligently and professionally on our summerhouse and more recently our carport. Both buildings are a pleasure to look at and the standard of workmanship is excellent. The finished results are everything we hoped for. Very many thanks for all you have done.

Helen - Summerhouse

From start to finish the process was seamless and worry free. The shed was built and put up with ease and the team kept our garden very clean and you would hardly notice they had been there all day. I would recommend Shields Buildings for all your Timber Garden buildings.

Mark's Garden shed

Our new garden office is substantially better than I was expecting, and I cannot praise the construction and installation highly enough. I thought the buildings were expensive to begin with, but now I think it is money very well spent and the quality speaks volumes. I am absolutely delighted with Shields Buildings as a company and will definitely and actively recommend them. They are real investments.

Ian's Garden Office

It is all fab, thank you for the shed, and the incredibly efficient and mess-free work getting rid of the old one and putting this up. I smile every time I look at the shed - SO much better and more attractive than what it replaced!

Katherine - Large Shed

We’ve been so impressed with the service and quality of the work done by Shields. From start to finish the experience was fantastic. The fact that John Shields came to our property and carried out the survey and explained everything showed us that this company cared and gave personal service. We are so pleased with the end product and are making full use of the new space. Thanks to all the team!

Mr and Mrs F's Carport

Great service from start to finish. The whole process was efficient and ran on time. I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking for a good quality bespoke building. Shields Buildings deliver exactly what it say's on the tin.

Stuart's Loggia

I would like to say how pleased we are with the new garage and workshop. The price was extremely good and excellent value. Your workmen did an exceptional job in preparing and laying the groundworks and completing the garage and workshop with the minimum of fuss. I would definitely recommend Shields Buildings to anyone who wants a timber building.

Mr Flowers - Timber Carport and Workshop with Log Store

We’ve been so impressed with the service and quality of the work done by Shields. From start to finish the experience was fantastic. The fact that John Shields came to our property and carried out the survey and explained everything showed us that this company cared and gave personal service. We are so pleased with the end product and are making full use of the new space. Thanks to all the team!

Mr and Mrs F - Insulated Storage Shed

Shields Buildings has a good display area, that gives an indication of the very high quality of their buildings and the choices available. Nothing was too much trouble for this team of professional, but very approachable people. They went over and above to give us what we wanted. Everything was done on time, when they said it would be. It sits well in the landscape and we are thrilled with it. We highly recommend Shields Buildings.

Mrs C's Art Studio

Everyone at Shields was friendly and helpful throughout the design and installation process. The guys on site (Mike in particular) were excellent workers and I can't fault them. The quality of construction also is to a high standard. We look forward to using our new garden room more fully when we have more time and better weather!

Simon's Garden Room

I have been really pleased with the right amount of courteous, detailed email information and backup which Shields have given to me during the construction process and feel happy that they will support me in future if need be.

Lorraine's Pottery Studio

We have just had two double garages installed. The quality of construction is excellent and from my research it shows that the specification is far better than some suppliers. The team that managed our planning, design and installation were easy to deal with, left no mess and always did everything on time. They also helped source a base provider and coordinated the installation with them. I strongly recommend Shields Buildings.

Mr G's double garages

Thank you for the very professional and efficient way Beverley's garden room has been designed and put up by John and all the team. We are very pleased with the building and your service and will definitely recommend you.

Charles - Garden Summer House

The response after my initial enquiry was quick and efficient, with a site visit, plans and very reasonable quote done within just a couple of days. The team who built it have done a wonderful job and I’m absolutely thrilled with the result. I shall be using my new timber garden building as a textile art studio and John was most helpful in making sure there were suitably placed windows and roof lights to give me suitable lighting.

Liz - Cosy Art Studio

We are delighted with our new garden office from Shields Buildings. The design process was simple and took into account all our needs. Onsite installation was simple, smooth and we have been kept informed by Paul at all stages. Everyone we have dealt with at Shields has been lovely. If you are looking for a quality bespoke building, I can highly recommend Shields Buildings.

Mr P's Garden office

If I'm ever in the market for a new shed, I will definitely use Shields Buildings again, but I won't need to because the quality of the shed and the materials used are best quality and will definitely outlast me. Many thanks to the team at Shields Buildings 10/10

Mr H's Garden Shed

What an amazing company. So very helpful, friendly, and caring. You really couldn't ask for more. They kept me informed as to exactly when my patchwork studio would be started, how long it would take and when the men would arrive. All of which happened just when they said it would. It's perfect. Thank you so much Shields Buildings.

Carol's Patchwork Studio
Obviously a lot of thought has been put into the design of the components and this has made for straightforward erection of the building. Your team has been a pleasure to have on the site and every effort has been made to discuss with me the various stages of the erection of the building. Thank you, everyone, for the care you have taken.
Mr Stark - Bespoke Timber Garage and Tractor Store
My order followed an initial visit to the company’s excellent display site at North Tawton, which I would highly recommend. Shields Buildings worked closely with me to design a combination store and studio to meet my precise requirements. I am delighted with the finished garden store/studio, which is very solidly constructed, is exactly what I wanted, and a fine feature of my garden.
Mr C's Combi Building
Thanks for yet another fantastic job. Everyone who has seen the building has admired it and was amazed at the speed of construction. Please pass on our thanks to your very professional team.
National Trust - Sales Office
Having purchased several buildings from Shields Buildings now I can confidently say that the service, quality and attention to detail is second to none. I wonder if I have space for another…?
Max Turner - Timber Workshops
Shields Buildings have made my dream a reality. From the bespoke design through to the installation of my office, John and his team were fantastic. Apart from the “no problem” attitude, they also offered some very useful advice about fitting out the interior. I now have a “Man Cave” that is everything I had hoped for – and the envy of friends and family!
Paul Ward - Insulated Workshop

Lovely company to do business with from start to finish and it was great to be able to visit their showroom to check the size of the carport. A perfect fit for our little van.

Mrs L's Carport

I did a fair bit of looking before I chose Shields for a new carport and lock-up shed. The workmanship and the workmen were hardworking and clearly keen to provide exactly what you want. The detail and quality finish makes this a real joy to finally get the finished product. Even the aftercare and return visits to ensure the client is happy is worth its weight. This is craftsmanship at its best.

Mr E's ride on mower shed
I love the idea of someone who does a full survey, draws up the plans, takes it from start to finish and makes it all simple for me – perfect.
Steve Williams - Bespoke Double Garage

Shields buildings have been exceptional to work with throughout our project and our new building is of the highest quality.  We have so much enjoyed working firstly with the design team through to the construction day and the professional completion of our building. We would happily and without hesitation recommend Shields!

Susie's angled shed

Once again, I must say how pleased we are with both the carport and the summerhouse. Not only are they perfectly designed for the job they do, as buildings they are also extremely handsome to look at and have been much admired. Please convey our thanks once again to all your team.

Helen - Open sided carport

I'm sure when John first saw the site, his heart must have sunk as the access is awful and the site was on a slope. But with a lot of ingenuity the building is now finished and it's fabulous. Great team of specialist builders who turned up when they said they would turn up and smiled all the way through what must have been quite a testing job.

James and Liz's garden haven

Great service, great staff, and beautiful studio. We were cared for from start to finish by informed, pleasant and polite staff...they helped design the build and were a breath of fresh air as far as customer relations is concerned. Many could learn a thing from this company. You pay for what you get when building, and though not cheap, you get quality and what you pay for. I can highly recommend all that Shields provides and supplies.

Mr E's Garden studio
As my office had to be compact I needed it designed to suit the space available and to the exact dimensions for my desk to sit under the window. The long side window was a lovely feature to give me more light and enjoy the views of my garden. The whole process of dealing with Shields Buildings was superb, from initial enquiry through to the completion of the job – thank you everyone!
Mr Smith - Insulated Garden Office
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