News from Shields Buildings
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Working from home
Like the unwelcome guest knocking on the door when you’ve just put your dressing gown on and settled down to a nice film, lockdown is back. Thankfully, I think it will be a little different this time.
I haven’t got the worst eyesight in the world, but it’s certainly not 20/20, which is why I found myself on Okehampton High Street on Saturday, five minutes early for my opticians appointment. The world of glasses is a funny one, with designer frames and specially coated lenses at one end of the spectrum, and cheapo “off the shelf” glasses from supermarkets and pharmacies at the other.
Bespoke timber garage
We’re big rugby fans here in the Shields household, so you can imagine our delight when the Exeter Chiefs won on Saturday – fingers crossed for the double this weekend! In truth, John’s the rugby nut (although I enjoy it a lot too), and if you live with an egg-shaped aficionado, you’ll know that the calendar is somewhat dictated by the international calendar.
Pop in whenever you want
surprised by was her trepidation when approaching our office. As it turns out, she wasn’t sure she was allowed to just show up, which means I clearly haven’t done a good enough job at communicating how and when you can come and see our display buildings!
Your new workshop or shed
In my head, there’s a moment each year when we finally, properly bid farewell to summer. Some might call it the line in the sand, but I call it the line in the ash, because it’s the instant when the chimney sweep turns up.
Any old shed
As you probably know by now, a Shields Building isn’t just any old shed. Each element is handcrafted, which is why you can be sure that it will stand the test of time.
Time to plan
For many of us, lockdown was a time to think, to re-calibrate and re-prioritise. We had the time to plan our lives, to decide what we want our homes to be like and how we wanted to spend our time. But as lockdown eased, the busyness of life returned for many of us, and some of those plans got put on the backburner.
Insulated garden office
We all tend to spend more time indoors during the winter, whether it’s curling up on the sofa with a good book, drawing the curtains and watching a film or digging out the board games, but the amount of time looks likely to increase this year.
As you might expect, constructing a timber building from scratch isn’t a walk in the park. Each one is handmade by our team, right here in Devon, and a huge amount of time, effort and application goes into the creation of each and every one; and a fair share of splinters too!
Since the schools closed in March neither of my daughters has set foot inside theirs.