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Visiting the RNLI & National Trust
, but how about a life boat house or an ice cream kiosk?! On a recent visit to Dartmouth, John Shields was delighted to see two of his older buildings still being put to good use, the RNLI Dart Lifeboat Station at Dartmouth and an ice cream kiosk just along the estuary at the National Trust property of Greenway, Agatha Christie’s much loved holiday home which the Trust describe as ‘the loveliest place in the world’.
Discover our Bespoke Timber Buildings
are made to order, so you can have your building the size that you want it – you don’t have to conform to a standard size.
Treat yourself to a new timber garage
provides a warm and dry environment for your vehicles and sundry equipment. More often than not, the building will have a bespoke design to maximize the use of space, which can incorporate a workshop or hobby area, we will work with you to provide the perfect building for your space and needs.
Open day celebrating 25 years of business!
9m x 6m open fronted cart house and garage with electric roller door
Concrete bases for Timber Buildings
If the surface is grass, the turf will need to be removed to expose firm soil suitable for taking the concrete. Removing waste from site is extremely expensive, so it is always best to find somewhere on your property to dispose of the turf. Often this can be against a bank where it will soon grow and blend in. Another option is to use the turf to landscape around the finished base.
Turn your dream into a reality
Many of our customers dream of having a special haven in which to do their work or hobby, but they are unsure of how to turn their dream in to a reality.
Step by step guide
We will come to you to do a site visit. At this stage we can assess your property and the location of your proposed garden building. We want to make sure that we provide you with a quote for a timber building that is suitable for the space available and meets all your requirements. This can sometimes be a challenge, but with careful measuring and planning we can usually come up with a solution, as you can see in the photo below!
Planning permission questions & answers
Often a domestic outbuilding that is permitted within the boundary of a residential property is not permitted in a field. To erect the building in a field would require an application for change of land use, together with an application for the building itself.
Helpful tips & advice: Winter maintenance guide
Look at the gutters. Are they blocked? They can be easily cleaned out, grab a ladder, put on a pair of rubber gloves and fish out the leaves – job done!
How much garden space do you need for your garden studio?
for. You know that wood is by far the best material available for construction. You are already aware that modern timber buildings can be so well insulated that they're easy to keep warm in winter and cool in summer. You know that a manufacturer such as Shields Buildings can create a bespoke timber building just for you that meets your exact requirements. All well and good!