It's rare that I revisit my sheds, but this week, when installing an additional shed for the same customer, I had chance to look around her original shed. I'm glad to say that it's looking even better than it did when it was brand new, the timber having mellowed nicely.
It's a fairly large step to go from building sheds to a garage for a Land Rover, but we think we've managed it quite well.
Next time maybe we'll make a full size one!
This useful garden store is now sitting proudly in a London front garden. The reclaimed slate roof makes it seem like it's been there for years, and perfectly compliments the Victorian house.
It just goes to show that sometimes less is more. This very simple, unpainted shed looks lovely sat in the top corner of it's Cotswold garden. The cedar shingle roof and high grade timber walls will mellow soon allowing the Carlisle Brass reeded door knob to stand out on an otherwise pretty blank canvas.
A customer in Goffs Oak wanted a woodland style shed for the 'secret garden' behind a wall at the end of their main garden. We both thought a cedar clad shed would blend seamlessly into the space available. The high level window in the gable end peeps above the garden wall, and the two windows to the main side give a stylish look, especially when painted a lovely dark blue. The beautiful rustic door looks super, and the bird box above finished the job off. The good news is that it won't be hidden behind a wall for much longer, the customer is taking it down so the shed can be seen from the house.
Well, just one actually, Farrow and Ball 'Downpipe'.
This grandiose shed was designed to match the rather grand house it sits beside, from it's decorative pillars and a large Georgian style window to the reeded beehive style door knob. The owner wanted to get involved, so painted it himself, a super job.
There is an oak bench to go beneath the window, so the owners can sit under the shed's verandah and admire the view, whatever the weather.
This beautiful classic shed has vertically mounted tongue and groove cladding coupled to a galvanised roof, giving it a traditional feel. The customer wanted to add contemporary look so we painted the main body dark grey whilst choosing a lovely blue for the windows, door and window boxes.
Whilst we bask in the glorious English summer weather it is hard to believe that winter will once again be upon us in a few months.
Get ready now and get your log store ordered, just like this customer near Gloucester has!
This beautiful shed is going to form the focal point of part of a wonderful garden under construction, which is undoubtedly going to look fantastic as the paving is laid and the planting matures. The windows match those found in the main house, with the door being the same as those inside the house. All in all the shed really suits it's surroundings, and the steep pitch roof gives it a grandiose look.