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Concrete bases for Timber Buildings
If the surface is grass, the turf will need to be removed to expose firm soil suitable for taking the concrete. Removing waste from site is extremely expensive, so it is always best to find somewhere on your property to dispose of the turf. Often this can be against a bank where it will soon grow and blend in. Another option is to use the turf to landscape around the finished base.
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Turn your dream into a reality
Many of our customers dream of having a special haven in which to do their work or hobby, but they are unsure of how to turn their dream in to a reality.
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Step by step guide
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
Often a domestic outbuilding that is permitted within the boundary of a residential property is not permitted in a field. To erect the building in a field would require an application for change of land use, together with an application for the building itself.
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Helpful tips & advice: Winter maintenance guide
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?
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
You can choose to have your building exactly as you want it! We’re here to help with suggestions and ideas based on your requirements, so please do ask.
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Job Vacancy - Carpenter
. If you have the required skills and experience please contact John Shields at: john@shieldsbuildings.co.uk
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Artist studio
“Without atmosphere a painting is nothing” -  Rembrandt
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Working from home without working at home
Working from home has a wide variety of benefits. According to a white paper produced by Microsoft in 2011, the top benefits listed in a survey of over 4000 office workers in various different roles are as follows:
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