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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.

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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 and Admin

Shields Buildings are specialists in what we do. Each member of our close knit team are passionate about their work, taking great pride and enjoyment in every element of the job. This ensures every customer receives the very best service and, ultimately, the timber garden building that they’ve always dreamed of.

There are three elements to our business – The Office, The Workshop and The Site Team – each one a vital cog in the well-oiled Shields Buildings machine.

Here at Shields Buildings it’s not just about the building. We want to make sure that every customer is properly looked after from initial enquiry, to design and construction, all the way through to our attentive follow up procedure.

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.

Jacqueline Shields

As our sales and marketing specialist, Jacqueline makes sure all of our marketing materials are compelling and informative. Jacqueline does all the hard work in keeping you up-to-date with our latest products and events, meaning it’s that little bit easier to get in touch! 

Paul H

As Production Manager, attention to detail is of paramount importance. He ensures the precision and high quality that is essential in our work. As Shields’ longest serving employee, Paul sets the bar incredibly high for the rest of the team.

Paul G

Most likely, the voice you’ll hear at the end of the phone or the face you will see when you visit our display. With experience in the workshop and on site, who better to help make your ideas a reality.


Our technical guru. Mark offers a wealth of engineering and design experience, adding that bright spark needed to complete the sales team.

Meet the Team

The backbone of our business. Meticulously ensuring that each and every one of our bespoke timber buildings are constructed to the highest standard.


The perfectionist! It’s his tenacity that helps maintain our excellent reputation for high quality timber buildings. Nothing is more important to Ivan than knowing that our customers will be getting the perfect garden building every time.


Our ‘Jack of All Trades’ – but in this instance, a master of all as well. Vast experience in the building trade means Jerry is just as at home at a work bench as he is fitting slates on a roof. Not to mention, a dab hand with the paint brush!

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.


As Site Supervisor, nothing is too much trouble. Mike will stop at nothing to deliver the perfect finish on every build. He takes huge pleasure in his work exuding a contagious positivity – but be warned, this can sometimes lead to singing, so ear defenders are advised…


Delighting in the challenge of a steep garden, or an awkward load in, nothing fazes Jake. He will always work hard to get every job completed on schedule, all the while working with a youthful exuberance that lifts the entire team.

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