Part of what makes our Shepherd Huts and Timberpad garden buildings unique is the lovingly handmade furniture, fittings and joinery that we build bespoke for our clients- Often our clients need a specific piece of furniture which they simply can't find in a suitable style or for the right price, so we're more than happy to design and build it for them!
Whether it's a custom sized dresser, a bookshelf designed for a very particular size of book, a table for a range of uses, we've built it to suit our customers.
With Christmas teetering in the distance, we've opened up a brand new online shop where you can buy some of our classics and even get in touch to devise a few of your own! Click here to visit our store.
One of our last creations was this garden office build for a busy client who works from home in Salhouse. It was built to serve as an office during the day, but in the evenings become a cosy social space.
With a curved oak desk, filing drawers and a lower set window, allowing a pleasant view whilst working, on one end, the other end of the hut features a wood burning stove and a series of "Seat-stores" a handy contraption devised by the Customer and created by our skilled team of craftsmen.
These are simply a series of timber storage cabinets for files which push together to form a day bed or a series of separate seats (with felt pads underneath so not to scratch the floor)- Pictures will be added soon.
It just goes to show, when we say our designs are bespoke we mean it! Any idea from the client or quirky solution is met with a huge enthusiasm to create something new and always adds a new string to our bow.
If you work from home and want a garden office with minimal planning but a huge range of possible fit outs, then get in touch with our friendly team on 01603 397777 and we'll design you something to match.
That's a trio of private deliveries done and dusted and we pulled out all the stops to make sure that our customers received their huts in time for the summer holidays. With our order book growing by the week, you may be wise to book your hut well in advance if you want it delivered in time for next summer! For a fleeting moment on Friday afternoon, our workshop was empty for the first time in weeks. Fast forward to today, when it is alive with the roar of bench saws and hammers again!
Indeed, it looks like the chickling that was The English Shepherds Hut Co. has grown into a voracious creature which can barely move in its nest for all of it's marvellous plumage. We've been subconsciously preparing to move into a bigger, better workshop for quite some time, but while there are shepherds huts to be built and customers' gardens to embellish with bespoke timber buildings, we must put our own needs second and postpone our move until after the summer.
Besides, we're on first name terms with Sandwich-Lady from B24 Business Lounge!
Imagining stepping out of your Hut and into the dappled shade of your very own babbling brook. That's now a reality for a lucky customer in Essex, who fell in love with one of our existing huts and asked for it to be re-fitted into a combined garden office and summer retreat.
If only everyone could just pop out and have a swim, dry off in the sun, then get back in the hut to resume work!
If you like to work from home or you've got a lovely bit of land you want to make the most of, get in touch with us and ask us to design you a shepherds hut!
It's here! After a whole year of waiting, the Royal Norfolk Show is back in all it's glory. Held at The Norfolk Showground, this huge 2 day event attracts over one hundred thousand visitors every year and hosts a range of events, stands and attractions.
This year we are going to be exhibiting with our newest Wild Rover Shepherds Hut. With it's towable Ifor Williams Trailer, delivery was much quicker than last year!
Guests at the event will be welcome to look inside, relax and feel the quality of our huts. We'll also be breaking out the Pimms and barbeque once the sun goes down, so free free to join us then as well!
Like last year, we've supplied the events coordinator Sonia Bell and her team with a traditional, etal-wheeled Shepherds Hut as an events office- So we can show you both types!
After an intense week at the workshop with the full team, we're all chuffed for the completion of our latest Wild Rover! Finished in time for the Royal Norfolk Show, this is our unique, mobile Shepherds Hut which was built on a suspended, towable Ifor Williams chassis, but with our classic Shepherds Hut on top.
But what does the inside look like? If you want to see our first reveal to the public then come along to the show where we'll be exhibiting the Wild Rover. We'll even be pouring Pimms from 2 0'clock in the afternoon and whipping out the acoustic guitar after sunset so come along and join us!
On Friday we delivered our latest Retreat hut to the exquisite 15th Century country house Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk. This was most cathartic, as Chief Combobulator Wong still has harrowing memories of getting stuck inside Oxburgh Hall's "Priest-hole" as a fat child.
The stately manor is an iconic part of Norfolk, drawing in thousands of visitors a month. Our hut sits outside the walls, resplendent in the National Trust's own colours, as a recruitment hut and features a custom built oak desk with the National Trust logo inlaid, overhead shelving, lights and a sofa with a built in kick heater.
As the property is of course a listed building, the Shepherds Hut made an ideal solution for a low-impact, planning-friendly and ultimately movable office.
Another fond farewell this morning to an as-of-yet unnamed hut which will be making its way to The Missing Sock in Cambridge, an ethical restaurant and venue. This is our popular Retreat model Shepherds Hut with double glazed French doors, with two windows and a natural larch feather edge finish. It also features our classic curved roof, full insulation and a wood burning stove.
It looks a little empty at the moment, but with a few cushions on the day beds, a couple of nice paintings on the wall and the stove lit, this hut will be a warm and inviting space! The finish is our classic white t&g panelling up to a dado rail, painted above in our own Norfolk Cream. We've also provided these rather fetching vintage style wall lamps, reminiscent of the gas lamps of the Victorian Era. However, they contain energy saving LED bulbs (which can't be seen through the authentic bubbled glass of the lamp), powered by discreet solar panels. The hut also features full 16 amp wiring so that it may be hooked up to mains electricity at any point.
Note the position of the windows and built in beds- this is all custom built for the client and their location. If you'd like a hut like this, or something completely different which is purpose built for you then get in touch!
Chief Combobulator Wong. While the rest of the team gallivant and build Shepherds Huts, I sit here and combobulate.