A Shepherd Hut Office - Customer Story
More and more people in the UK are working from home and according to figures from the Office for National Statistics, that is one in seven over the past decade. That equates to around 13.7% of the workforce in the UK or more than four million people.
One of those people is also one of our amazing customers, Michael Wood.
He contacted us early 2019 about a bespoke shepherd hut garden office, as he liked the look of shepherd hut and thought it would fit in well with his property. He popped over to our workshops in Twemlow Cheshire to have a chat, go through some ideas and look at some sample samples.
After getting some initial ideas down on paper and having a good chat we worked on his ideas and sent over a design and quotation explaining the hut with a transparent price. We then popped over to Derbyshire to check where the hut would be going and go through the design and details for the hut. We generally always try to do this for our customers as we think it important and helps to avoid delays, check details for the design and allows us to deliver and install the hut as swiftly as possibly. This is just a little something extra that we do and sets us apart, plus there’s no charge for this so you don’t have to worry about any hidden costs. One thing that came from the visit was to alter the design slightly to help the hut fit into the garden better and use part of the garden that otherwise was not used.
Once we had visited and had a cuppa all was set and we started production on the bespoke hut. The design of the hut used feather edge larch exterior cladding left untreated to turn silver over the next year. This would then match an existing outdoor area on the property and look stunning, a green roof was also key to help the hut blend into the surrounding vegetation. This hut used premium quality anthracite grey aluminium doors and windows to compliment the build with one large window to frame the view up the garden and a set of French doors to link the inside and outside.
Inside the hut we installed a beautiful oiled oak floor with bespoke skirting and interior trims, set against the T&G interior cladding painted Farrow & Ball “Borrowed Light”.
To compliment the interior brushed steel sockets and switches were installed to specific heights to enable an exquisite family desk the customer had to fit under the window and allow laptops/printers to fit. A custom Ethernet cable port was made through the floor of the hut in case it was ever needed. To finish off the interior a beautiful small log burning stove was installed with a bespoke contemporary log store to make the hut extra cosy in depths
Beautiful interior and exterior lighting was fitted by the customer to finish off the build and make an amazing garden office.
Here is what Mr. Wood had to say about us:
“How often does a project come in on time and on budget? Cedar and Oak did just this and more. Our Shepherds hut is to be used as a home office but also has enhanced a rather neglected part of the garden. Peter built a beautiful bespoke hut exactly to our requirements, complete with small stove, stunning farrow and ball paint finish and lovely wooden floor. We were very pleased with the service throughout the build, Peter always kept us up to date with the process. On delivery day the hut had to be manoeuvred over a challenging rockery, but this was no problem for the boys and
now the hut looks like it has always been there.
I would thoroughly recommend Cedar and Oak if you are thinking of buying a shepherds hut.
Gill and Michael Wood
We love the way this hut already looks like it has been there for years even though it's been only a matter of weeks.
If you are looking for a garden/home office why not contact us and we can have a chat about how we can turn your dream to work from home in an amazing space into a reality.