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Please visit our Display Site which is open 7 days a week. If you come at the weekend it is advisable to make an appointment in advance if you wish to discuss your requirements with one of the team, alternatively you are welcome to browse at your leisure.
de Bathe Farm
North Tawton
EX20 2BE

How to find us

Please note that your sat nav may not bring you to the door. From the A30 at Whiddon Down we are 5 miles north on the A3124. Pass under the brown steel railway bridge and you will find us 300m up the hill on the left.

From the A3072 turn down the hill towards Whiddon Down at de Bathe Cross and we are 200m on the right.

Contact Us

If you'd like further information, advice or if you'd like to make an enquiry please get in touch.
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The Team
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Meet the Team
Sales & Admin

Shields Buildings are specialists in what we do and deliver the very best to you, our customers, starting with your initial enquiry.

John Shields

The business was founded by John in 1991. His vision of creating the best timber buildings in the South West is at the heart of everything we do. Driving the business forward, his expertise is evident from customer service through to the quality of our products.


Managing the workflow and workshop and onsite teams is Paul. It's his attention to detail that ensures nothing is overlooked and your building is ready on time and to the correct specification.


The first person you talk to will usually be Amanda. She answers enquiries and calls, handles the administration and will be keeping in regular contact with you as your order progresses.


Our technical guru, Mark, ensures your quotation includes all the personal elements required. He also produces the detailed CAD scale drawings that we send with each quote.


Sales and marketing specialist Jacqueline makes sure all our marketing materials are compelling and regularly keeping you up-to-date on our new products and events.

Meet the Team

The workshop is the backbone of the business. These are the people who meticulously construct your timber building, making sure everything fits together perfectly.


Managing the workshop Ivan, we have to say, is a bit of a perfectionist. It’s his tenacity that helps maintain our excellent reputation for high quality timber buildings.


With a background in building, when he’s not in the workshop Jerry can be found on site, usually with a paint brush in hand or putting slates on the roof.


Along with helping the team in the workshop Dave looks after the general maintenance and is an expert with anything mechanical.

Meet the Team

They are the customer facing part of the business and, as many of our customers testify, are an excellent team who are a pleasure to have at their homes.


Heading the team is Mike, he’s full of energy making sure that your building is installed to plan. Nothing is too much trouble to make sure you get a top quality installation.


Starting in the workshop, Paul is now a pivotal member of the site team. Bringing a wealth of experience from the manufacturing side of the business through to the installation.


Delighting in the challenge of a steep garden, or an awkward load in, nothing fazes Tom. He works hard to get the job done to the highest standard and on schedule.

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