A traditional twist on a garden room is a shepherd’s hut. Court & Hunt are specialists in building modern garden rooms while keeping to the detail of the original 19th century design. Originally used as a shelter for the shepherd as he tended his flock, a modern shepherd’s hut is fully insulated for comfortable year round use.
Court & Hunt hand build each shepherd’s hut in the Kent countryside and use locally sourced, environmentally sustainable materials. The chassis of the hut is built from sturdy 100 x 300mm FSC certified timber and is constructed using traditional mortise and tenon joints, the chassis is bolted to steel axle and the wheels are made from recycled cast iron.
On top of the chassis the 50 x 75mm framework of the room is built, this framework is then clad in exterior grade, FSC certified plywood, a breathable membrane then wraps around the building – this is important as it prevents the inward movement of moisture but allows condensation to escape. The exterior is finished in corrugated galvanised steel which can be painted in the customer’s choice of colour.
Internally 75mm of insulation is fitted between the framework; Court & Hunt use Ecowool which is made from 85% recycled plastic bottles and is a very effective form of insulation. The walls and ceiling are lined with tongue & groove cladding, which can be painted in the customer’s choice of colour. The floor is finished in character oak.
As standard the shepherds hut has one side window and a stable door at the rear. Court & Hunt offer a range of additional options such as wood burning stove, shaker style furniture, day beds, electricity and plumbing.
A shepherds hut typically takes 6 weeks to build in the workshop and can be delivered anywhere in the UK. A standard shepherds hut which is 3.8m long x 2.25m wide and 3m high costs £8,850 plus VAT.
So if you are looking for a garden room with charm, visit the Court & Hunt website .
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