We’ve been travelling around a lot recently. The last job was making a palace for guinea pigs in Kent. This one is a slate-roofed barn in a garden in Buckinghamshire. Designed in consultation with the client and built from scratch. As usual assisted by Milo. Wood was sourced from our experts at http://www.linnellbros.co.uk in Silverstone.
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Last week’s commission was a bit unusual. The shed needed to be small enough to fit an angled space in a small garden but also deep enough to contain a guinea pig hutch with wide-swinging doors. An extra design consideration was opening lights to give ventilation for the small furry animals. We think the piggies were pleased with the result.
This customer bought a 19th century cottage which had decades and decades of soil backfilled in the garden, which had breached the house damp course. The first job was to clear the site of an old shed and a row of Leylandii – the curse of small spaces. The Leylandii roots are still there. Steve Allen from www.allengroundcare.co.uk stepped in to grind out the roots.
View of site after we had taken down the shed and removed the planting.