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"The important quality about my shed was that it wasn't in the house. It was down at the bottom of the garden. It was a comfortable place. Insulated. Warm in the winter. Dry. Quiet." - Philip Pullman

Most gardens can accommodate a reasonable size building that could provide you with the perfect escape from the noise and distractions of the house. Where better to write that first novel or practise the guitar? I try, as far as possible, to use recycled materials to cut down on costs, be green and to give the building character. The buildings are fully insulated and if required power can be installed.

Link to detailed image of Garden Building #01 (Three quarter view)

Example #01 - City farm classroom

This building was designed and built for Vauxhall City Farm. The build was run as a volunteer project with local people helping out in all stages of construction. All the doors and windows, and many of the structural timbers, were reclaimed. The building now provides a space for trainee gardeners and a class room for refugees learning ESL. The soil on the roof was later planted up.

Detailed images: Three quarter view; Front view; Window (detail); Rail (detail). Return to top.

Link to detailed image of Garden Building #02 (Three quarter view)

Example #02 - Studio

This building is in a back garden. A large amount of the materials was recycled, including the decking. The size is roughly 16 x 10 and the internal space is used for generally chilling out and for accommodating visitors.

Detailed images: Three quarter view; Roof; Window (detail); Cladding (detail). Return to top.

Link to detailed image of Garden Building #03 (Front view)

Example #03 - Shed

This garden shed has been totally hidden away behind existing shrubs. It is triangular in shape to fit into the far corner of the garden.

Detailed images: Front view. Return to top.

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