Garden Bars, Summer Houses and Sheds

Gardens should be considered an extension of your home. When the weather allows there’s nowhere better than being outside and enjoying the sounds, sights and smells of the birds, flowers, freshly cut grass and the BBQ sizzling.

Storage of your gardening equipment need not be an unsightly shed. With the advent of more people working from home, your commute may be to the garden office as opposed to the kitchen table. When you’re having your guests round, sharing a drink or two at your own garden bar where ordering by app is not required.”

Garden Bar

Built inside a garden room.

"This build was purely as a result of 'lockdown'. The client, saddened by the closure of pubs and frustrated that meeting up with friends and family meant 'sitting in the garden only', had the ingenious idea to create a space that complied with the Covid regulations. Originally, I was asked to construct a simple oblong bar and ensure the space could accommodate 4 bar stools. Owing to a large L shaped sofa, there was a problem for access. I devised a question mark shape (actually giving around 6 meters of counter top) that also created space underneath for a wine cooler, drinks fridge and 2 lockable cupboards for the drinks and snacks. As with many of my builds, I am guided by images. The client sourced several images of bars he liked the look of and left me to my own devices. Needless to say, the finished article was greatly received, cheers."

Summer Houses and Pergolas

4 m sq pergola made entirely out of reclaimed timber and pallets

"My first pergolas was built out of necessity. As I spent so much time outdoors when building the zoo I struggled when the weather was inclement. I gathered as much reclaimed timber and pallets as I could find and put this together. It had an impressive 16 meter square footprint and kept me dry (ish). Pergolas and other such structures are lovely to sit under and provide the climbing plants and trailing plants support."

Sheds and Aviaries

4 room aviary with 2 lockout doors.

"I have built numerous enclosures and aviaries as well as sheltered nesting areas. If you have ever considered a summer house, garden shed, garden office or something more akin to an aviary, then I would be delighted to discuss your requirements and offer you my ideas. I always look at the practicalities and purpose of the building and build an aesthetically pleasing structure around this. A bespoke build is more practical than the flat pack shed/garden office, its highly likely to be stronger and made with more durable timber. It's also going to be weather proof owing to the techniques I use with 'torching on the roofing felt' and very secure."