Here are a few questions we get asked, along with some answers. If there's anything you'd like to know that's not covered here, we'd be happy to help, so please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us directly on 07894 980 948.
How did Wood & Space come to be?
It didn't start as a commercial enterprise at all. When my first daughter was born she became infatuated with what she called "Garden 'ouses" - that's playhouse to you and I. It seemed only right that she should have one of these "Garden 'ouses" of her own for her second birthday (by then she had been joined by her sister). But the ones we could afford, they didn't want, and the ones she wanted, we couldn't afford. So my Dad and I decided to build them one from scratch. It received plenty of positive comments from children and adults alike, so we made one for them at their grandparents house, and here we are today... - making playhouses and "posh sheds" to a high standard at more affordable prices.
What are the benefits of buying from Wood & Space?
First of all, we do this because we enjoy it and we strive to supply precisely what you want. We're not about the hard sell.
All our buildings really are built to last, made by hands, to order, here in our workshop in Devon in the South West of England.
We don't build hundreds of buildings a year, so we give you personal attention throughout the process.
What does tailored mean?
Tailored means taking one of our existing products and changing certain aspects: size, doors, windows, colour, roofing materials can all be as you would like them.
What does bespoke mean?
Bespoke takes the options further. We will start with a blank sheet of paper to create something just for you. If you've seen an old outhouse that you'd like us to recreate for example, we can help. If you want something made from reclaimed materials, we can do that.
Isn't ordering a tailored product scary?
Not in the slightest, just get in touch and we'll start the conversation. We gently guide you through the whole process, ensuring you get what you want. We send you a quote, with a clear description of your chosen design, and what we quote is what you pay.
What if I don't know where to start?
Most people have some vague idea of what they would like. More often than not, external factors generally fill in the gaps. For example, windows to look like those in the house, or a roof line that you liked when you saw a shed on holiday. If you're really stuck then a process of elimination generally creates the perfect design.
Are bespoke garden buildings expensive?
They can be but they needn't be. We work with your budget, however small you might think that is. We are a small operation, are very flexible, and have low overheads. Our aim is to give you a robust, functional, and beautiful garden building for the price of a normal one.
How much will it cost?
Before you place an order, we will give you a firm quote and in which we lay out exactly what you will get for the money we charge you.
Our product pages give indicative prices. Most variations do not increase the cost of the building. Larger and small sizes will effect the price as we use more (or less) materials.
What will my posh shed be made of?
It will be tough, you can be sure of that. All the timber is from sustainable sources, of the best quality and pressure treated to ensure the longevity of your building. We do not scrimp.
2x2 or (4x2 on larger projects) bearers supporting 25mm thick floor boards - very tough and rot resistant
2x2 or 4x2 frames for walls with 4x4 solid posts to corners
Shiplap or tongue and groove, 19mm
Featheridge cladding, C16 graded, 200mm x 38mm
Exterior grade plywood supporting Canadian cedar shingles on roofing baton fixed with stainless steel nails.
Galvanised corrugated metal roof sheets
Plastic coated coloured corrugated metal roof sheets
Does my garden building come assembled?
Yes, no flat-pack here.
Delivery and installation
We deliver and assemble nationwide, the closer you are to us here in Devon the cheaper it will be. We will give you a delivery price based on your location.
We ask that you provide a flat solid base of the correct size, and that if there are difficulties with access we are informed to ensure we can work around them.
How do I start the process?
Give us a ring on 07894 980 948, or send an email to email@example.com, and we look forward to hearing from you.