Case Studies | Shields Buildings

Case Studies

We make timber buildings for all uses, and we think we're pretty good at it! But don't just take our word for it, see our case studies and testimonials to see what we've achieved for some of our happy customers.


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

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

You and your team have delivered just what we asked for, a shed that doesn’t look too shed like, it is perfect. Thanks for tweaking the design, the small canopy at the front really lifts it. 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

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

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

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

The lads have just completed the erection of the workshop and I just wanted to drop you a line to say how pleased we are with the finished product. It was great to have the flexibility to have the windows, door and partition as we wanted, and 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 with someone knowledgeable, 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
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

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. Paul from Shields was great. I sent him a video of the site before he came to see us and then we visited him at Shields to discuss the finer points of the construction, size, insultation, where the door had to be to fit snuggly with the aviary door, the thickness of the frame and insulation etc. No detail was missed. The day arrived for the bird room to be erected. They 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.

Bespoke parrot house

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

I did a fair bit of looking before I chose Shields for a new carport and lock-up shed. It is very professionally handled by John himself who is clearly providing a quality service. The workmanship and the workmen were hardworking and clearly keen to provide exactly what you want, discussing any issues that arose with you on the journey. 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 - Ride on mower 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 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
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

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
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
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
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

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

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
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
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
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
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