A garden bolt hole when life just gets to much. No technology, no modern-day life distractions. Just good books, a wood burner, and an armchair, plus a beer or two! This cosy space in the garden gave our client the space he needed to get away from the everyday chaos of running a successful business. It gave him a personal space where he had time for himself... and in modern day living this is a true essential.
"I wanted somewhere to escape from the intensity of life. I needed a space for my own solitude. A space where I could light a fire, eat, sleep, read, doze or quite simply do nothing at all. Saltbox Sheds have done this for me with my little shack in the garden, Not a square centimetre wasted!"
Will Thomas - The Plumbers Shack
The Tennis Pavilion
We were briefed to create a structure that worked not only as a changing room, but also as a space in which to watch the match and sip a Gin on the veranda. The pavilion also needed to house the swimming pool pump room.
This pavilion completed the garden, it became a destination for the family to entertain on those summer evenings when a game of tennis was in hand. It has made the space where an unusable pump room stood into something so much more.
The Two Horseshoes
A garden retreat created from locally sourced materials. A place to pot on your seedlings, or sit in a garden chair and read the Sunday paper.
This potting shed has meant that our clients can both use the space they have, one a keen gardener and the other a keen collector of books. It has given them both a space they can enjoy and use in the garden together. Its the perfect locally sourced garden addition.
"We were delighted to have a local firm, Saltbox Sheds, construct our new outbuilding on the imprint of the old lean-to.
Isaac worked hard to plan and put up an original designed shed, made from locally sourced larch timber with a cedar shingle roof. As well as being useful it is a beautiful addition to our garden.
Well done Saltbox Sheds!"
John and Margaret Hodder - The Two Horseshoes
We were briefed to create a structure that was as much an office as it was a play house. The Shoffice needed to be a tranquil space in which to work, and best of all only a few meters away from the family home.
It’s the ideal space for all members of the family, a space to sample a fine tipple of Rum, listen to some vintage records while warming your toes on the wood burner. Or working in the peace and quiet with the view over the garden.
It has a place to sit under the overhang of the roof come rain or shine, and if the kids are under your feet and fed up with the tree house, challenge them to climb the side of the shed on the climbing wall.
A true delight for all the family.
"We started with a blank sheet of paper, and ended up with the shed of my dreams. It’s more than a shed, it’s a work of art, and my favourite place in the world. Isaac and Tom’s quality of work is second to none, and they’re exceptionally NICE chaps to boot. I would (and frequently do) recommend Saltbox Sheds to anyone."
Richard Hoare - The Shoffice
The Writing Room
A tranquil space to retreat too, flooded with natural light, a space to inspire when you need to write. And to finish a perfect all-weather deck to enjoy the warm summer evenings with family and friends.
Our working space defines us, they dictate where we live, who we see, how we feel. We are where we work. And where we work is changing, we are coming home. At least this is how our client felt, she wanted her writing space to be at home. She wanted to feel relaxed and inspired by the changing seasons she could see from her garden, and be able to nip into the kitchen to make a cup of coffee.
"I wanted to turn a dilapidated conservatory into a beautiful, inspiring space for my writing. Isaac and Tom understood completely that I wanted to create something that had a specific ‘feel’ as well as function, and this gave me full confidence in them to build a beautiful writing studio and exterior deck. It’s the small, thoughtful touches that made all the difference, from the lime-pointed exposed interior wall to the design of the oak frame to choosing the perfect roof tiles and guttering. There was real integrity in their approach.
The Green Oak Sun Room
The brief was to create an elegant, traditional, hand crafted space in which to entertain, that maximised the windows to frame the picturesque Somerset countryside views.
We have created an extension that subtly fitted into the surrounding area. We felt that a green oak frame would bring a softer feel, in contrast to the harshness of local stone.
This structure really is a traditionalists dream, with the whole structure held together using the draw peg method of building. It is clad in beautiful air dried oak, with the roof finished with cedar shingles.
With 7 separate windows, every angle provides a beautiful framed view across the surrounding hills.
Not only a perfect room to dine in, but one to inspire the senses!