We have been pleased to continue supporting our customers by preparing quotes and taking orders during lockdown. Good news - we are all back now and installations are happening again!

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Display site is now OPEN again - or you can take a Virtual Visit!

We will work with you to design your perfect timber building, we can do a site visit, or you can send us photos of your proposed site.

With a range of finishes and innovative interior fixtures, whatever your needs – we can make it a reality for you. Call us for any help or advice.


Welcome to Shields Buildings

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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Car Parking Shelters
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
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 fulfill your hobbies, Shields Buildings help you to get more out of your garden space.

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Timber Garden Buildings
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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Planning permission
When does a timber building need planning permission? Many buildings will not need permission, but you are always advised to check first.
Read our tips and advice to get your project started.

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Case Studies
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We've designed, built and installed many beautiful timber buildings since 1991. See what our customers have to say below.

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
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 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
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 Ambler - Classic Garage and Workshop

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
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

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
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
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

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 Feest - Insulated Storage Shed
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

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 - and I would have no qualms whatsoever in recommending you. I look forward to many happy years of creation in my wonderful new studio.

Tracy - Part-Insulated Pottery Studio
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
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
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