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Open day celebrating 25 years of business!


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Concrete bases for Timber Buildings
Concrete bases in the garden

A concrete base is generally only necessary where the building is having a concrete floor, such as a garage, mower or machinery store.

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Turn your dream into a reality


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Step by step guide
Step 1 – Site Visit

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!

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Planning permission questions & answers


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Helpful tips & advice: Winter maintenance guide
Check Point 1 – Gutters and Down Pipes

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!

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How much garden space do you need for your garden studio?

So, you know what you want to use your outdoor studio or workshop 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!

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New timber display buildings

We have some lovely new buildings on show here at our display site in North Tawton, Devon. Many more of our customers have been requesting uPVC windows and doors on their studios and offices, so we wanted to bring the display site right up-to-date with all our new offerings, to make it easier for you, our customers, to see the range of options available for YOUR custom made building.

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Job Vacancy – Carpenter


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Artist studio


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