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FINAL STAGE

 

The hut is now virtually finished.  Shaun has hand crafted and fitted internal skirting, a drop down solid oak table, oak steps and painted throughout.

 

 It is now time for photos, new website and advertising.

 

Please see our new 'sister' website for further information:  www.bespokeshepherdcompany.com

 

4th February 2011


Shaun has made and fitted the beautiful solid oak door.  It is a traditional stable door with miniature shutters on the window. 

It looks like the next commission is for an office but with a balcony area off the back so will be a lot larger than this Shepherd Hut.  We also have plans requested for a Reiki treatment room.


 

 

30th January 2010

Woodburner, flue and chimney are fitted and we give it a trial run - with just a few lumps of coal or wood it can be closed up and keeps the hut hot all day.  Cooked the most perfect pizza in the integrated oven.


 

Hand made windows are fitted and Pilkington K glass is installed.  Shaun makes shutters and fits them, just need painting now.



 

 

JANUARY 2011

Vapour membrane is fitted followed by outer tin.  Underfloor heating and flooring are laid.


 

Painting inside and fitting double bed with cupboards and drawers below (one of which holds toilet - all the mod cons!).

 

 Tow the hut across the field and down to the workshops for the next stage. 


 

 

DECEMBER 2010

Electrics are started,  James the electrician is wiring sockets, lighting and underfloor heating - this will be a cozy hut!

 Collect the pre-cut steel and Adam starts work on welding the new chassis.  We are re-using as many of the original parts as possible but some do need replacing.

  

DECEMBER 18TH 2010

Chassis is coming on fast.  Adam has done a fantastic job of welding a new chassis utilising the original wheels, turntable and axles.  It will certainly be VERY strong!  The difficult part came when it had to be turned over.  It was assembled and welded upside down and had to be turned - luckily Shaun and Adam had eaten their porridge and managed to flip it, but it was very heavy.

James the Electrician has first fixed the 240 volt and 12 volt.  We are now ready to fit the underfloor heating and the ceiling.

The stove has arrived and looks fantastic.  It is a multi-fuel stove and incorporates an oven, so not only can you be nice and cozy but can have a tasty casserole and jacket potato.

  

 

 

 

 

DIARY OF SHEPHERDS HUT

 

EARLY NOVEMBER

The original wheels and turntable arrive - Shaun's father Mick spent hours removing them from the chassis in the freezing cold.

 

The side panels are cut and assembled in the workshop, with the window openings cut in position.

Everything now has to move up to the barns where we can work under cover and out of the cold. Using the tractor we transport everything across the fields into the barn and promptly have to light the braziers as it is sooo cold!

The tin arrives ready cut and curved for the roof. Have to handle the sheets with care as our hands stick to them in the cold.

The floor joists are cut and assembled. Side panels are lifted onto the base.

Insulation is fitted within all the panels and roof.  This is one of the most important parts, we use really high quality 'Super Quilt' blanket insulation to make sure the huts can be used all year round, making sure they are warm in the winter & cool in the summer.  The tin roof is also lined with a breathable membrane before being lined with blanket insulation.



 

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