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Would you like your own garden studio?

You can add extra space to your home by having your own special place for your hobby, a place to play your music, relax and enjoy your garden or an extra room for entertaining guests. With a vaulted ceiling, your studio will have a lovely airy feeling with plenty of headroom inside.

The high specification insulation and double glazing will help to retain the heat in winter and keep you cooler in the summer months, giving a lovely comfortable environment for all year round use.

Designed for you

Being a bespoke building, your timber studio is designed for you, to suit your needs and to the specification that you require. You can have your own beautiful contemporary or traditional garden studio that provides the space that you want, you’re not tied to a standard size.

Double glazed and maintenance free, the uPVC windows and doors come in golden oak as standard, but there are other colours for you to choose from. You can have the windows where you need them and at a size that is right for you. As the security of your building is important, the windows and the doors are fitted with multi-point locks. If you prefer, wooden windows and doors are available.

If you want more than one room, why not have an internal wall? We offer a choice of lining on all the interior walls - natural pine tongue and groove lining, 'Neatmatch' MDF tongue and groove effect painted boarding or smooth MDF board, which can be painted if required.

You may like to add a solid wood floor in oak, ash or walnut, giving an affordable feeling of permanent luxury in your timber building.

As most people need power in their studio, to make life easier for you this is included in the price, giving you bespoke LED lighting, power points, and a heater with thermostat.

The timber

All the external timber we use is northern European redwood, from sustainable and well managed sources. It is pressure treated, for two reasons - to protect against attack from wood boring beetles or termites and against fungal decay. The colour fades over time, but the chemicals carry on working to keep your building as good as new. Your bespoke timber studio will be given extra protection against the weather with two coats of water proofer, or if you prefer, painted in a wide range of colours giving a personal touch.

Roof  options

You have a range of roofing options to choose from – an apex roof with natural finishes of cedar shingles or slate, or long lasting plastisol steel sheeting in a range of colours to enhance your new building and blend in with your garden.


To make the most of your views, a veranda and decking can be added. This will not only enhance the appearance and the usefulness of your studio, but will provide somewhere lovely for you to sit and relax.

Do you need Planning Permission?

A question that we get asked regularly is ‘Do I need planning permission for my new timber garden building?’ Many garden buildings will not need permission, but you are always advised to check first, or give us a call if you need more help.

As this can often be a bit daunting we offer a Planning Application service to help you. Let our experienced team prepare and submit the application for you along with the detailed drawings and plans required.

On show

Come and visit our display site here at North Tawton in Devon – it is open all day every day! We have a wide range of buildings on show based on a variety of designs and uses that have been chosen by our customers in the past. You are welcome to visit at any time and browse at your leisure. If you have a specific project in mind it’s helpful if you bring along some photos of your site.

If you have any questions or would like a no obligation quote, contact us today and we'll be happy to help - Tel: 01837 82442‚Äč

Handmade in Devon, Shields Buildings are the proud suppliers of bespoke timber garden studios throughout Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset. With a solid reputation for designing, crafting and installing high-quality products, together with efficiency and exceptional customer service we guarantee you won't be disappointed.

Benefits and Features of a Shields Buildings timber studio:

  • No quibble 5 year guarantee
  • Foil backed high specification Celotex insulation in the floor, walls and roof
  • Maintenance free uPVC windows and doors in range of colours
  • Comes with Low-E double glazing, 3 times more efficient than standard double glazing
  • Choice of roof materials and colours to blend with your house and garden
  • Choice of interior linings, painted in any colour
  • Vaulted ceilings to enhance the internal space