Whilst I love summer, there’s something special about October.
The air has a certain crispness to it, the kids are well and truly back at school and life returns to normality after the hectic summer period.
And our summer was very hectic indeed, so much so that I just haven’t had much time to update you on what’s been going on here at Shields Buildings.
So, let me right that wrong now, and let you know what’s been going on over the last few months.
Summer is show season for us, and we were very busy at a number of them.
We attended the Classic Car show for the first time ever, which was a fantastic experience; meeting car enthusiasts and discussing options to keep their classic safe and dry, as well as providing somewhere to tinker away to their heart’s content.
As usual, we did the Okehampton and Chagford shows too, and if you saw us there, you’ll have met Paul Gent – our ‘sales administrator’.
Paul has actually been with us for the last four years but has spent most of those years in the workshop and on site learning the ropes – he’s the perfect person to help our customers get their dream garden building.
Video the future and the now
Anyone who spends anytime on the Internet will know that video is becoming more and more important and that’s why we devoted time to creating some brand new videos to help our prospective customers get a better understanding of our offering – click HERE to watch them now on our YouTube channel.
Unsurprisingly, a lot of customers come to us wanting a slate roof on their building, but here’s the thing with slate: it’s heavy, which means that buildings with slate roofs generally require more strengthening, which adds to the cost.
And that’s why we made the decision to add synthetic slate into our range – it’s lighter, it comes in a range of colours and it’s proving very popular. Have a look at it in the picture above.
I told you a couple of weeks ago about the ‘stock’ sheds we had available – two have gone, which just leaves the 3.6m x 3m. If those are the right dimensions and you want a high standard building at a bargain price, just give us a call on 01837 82442.