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Garden offices come in all shapes and sizes – including Shepherd’s huts.

As society moves towards flexible working hours and more people are choosing to work from home, any addition of space adds value to a family’s overall quality of life. A garden office allows you to work from home and there are many cost effective savings that can be made in doing so.

Garden offices come in all shapes and sizes and there are no rules as to what a garden office should look like. Everyone has different tastes to cater for and Gembuild have kept right on trend by adding beautifully constructed Shepherd’s Huts to their portfolio.

The Shepherd Hut was originally, as the name suggests used by shepherds. They were purpose built mobile units, used by the shepherd to keep warm and dry during harsh weather conditions. They were designed so that the shepherd could have a panoramic view of their precious flocks. The star ingredients being that they were mobile, weather proofed and could easily be moved from field to field when required.
By popular demand, Gembuild have created a fabulous bespoke take on the original Shepherd Hut specification and with prices starting at just £4,220.00 including all taxes, this makes it a very tempting potential acquisition.

The Shepherd Hut is highly versatile. Opt for the premium package and for £9,257 including VAT you could be the owner of a beautifully crafted construction, completely kitted out with all the mod cons, including a romantic wood-burning stove. Read more on the specifications on our website.

Wood burning stove for our Shepherd Hut
If you are looking for a garden office building but want something less intrusive and a little bit quirky then the Shepherd Hut is for you.

The Gembuild basic Shepherd Hut is built on a static chassis but if you are looking for a more portable option then for an extra £480 your hut can be built using a rolling chassis. This would enable you to move it to different places within your garden or campsite if and when required.

Another added bonus is that it can easily be transformed into a guest annex for those occasions where you might require a little extra space to accommodate visits from friends and family.

But Shepherd huts aren’t just restricted to being used as alternative garden offices. The increasing popularization of the Glamping holiday has made campsite owners eager to cater for the new demand in glamorous camping. From teepees to yurts the shepherd hut is the latest addition to the Glamping repertoire. Individuals who would come up in a rash at the mere mention of camping are taking up the challenge. Relinquishing an engrained addiction to the hotel room they are trying out Glamorous camping and actually liking it.

So if you have been toying with the idea but aren’t quite sure about the logistics why not talk directly with Gembuild today. They are always happy to discuss your garden office requirements and will be able to offer a solution that meets both your needs and your price point.

Further information

Call 0800 096 5466 for further information or an informal chat (see the contact page for all further information).

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Glamping barrel

New for 2015: Glamping Barrels

“Glamping: a glamorous form of camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping.”

As well as our contemporary and colourful camping pods, Gembuild now offers a range of superb glamping barrels. Made of light, treated timber, these are rather more rustic than the pods and feature 2 bedroom accommodation for sleeping up to 4 people. Glamping camping barrel - cut away viewThey’re substantial in size and offer adaptable living including the ability to use the 2nd bedroom with either a double bed or twin beds. At the front there is a large open-fronted terrace area with bench seating, which will allow you to enjoy all the benefits of the great outdoors while remaining snuggly undercover. A lockable front door leads to the middle room which can be used as a lounge during the day but is easily converted to a twin bedroom at night. At the far end the second double bedroom features a panoramic window, which can be opened, again allowing you to feel really at one with the natural environment without necessarily being at the mercy of the elements.

The entire glamping barrel has a footprint of 5.4m x 2.24m. The roof is protected by asphalt shingles and any exposed timber is treated with eco-friendly oil-based wood protector. The Glamping barrels - various coloursbody of the glamping barrel is designed and built to sit clear of the ground and as such represents a very durable and easily-maintained structure which, with appropriate maintenance, should last for many years.

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Sedum & Wild Flower ‘Green’ Roofing

Here at Gembuild, one of the options we offer is ‘Sedum & wild flower’ roofing, a type of covering which is becoming increasingly popular in the UK — but what’s it all about? Here we give you some insight into its features and benefits. First, some background information:

Skinny Faygate garden room with a sedum roofSedum roofs fall into the category of ‘green’ roofing, which denotes a roof covering which, instead of using traditional roof tiles, slate or shingles, features a ‘living’ roof of growing vegetation and even flowers. This is highly attractive, natural-looking and has many other benefits (more about those below). At Gembuild we use a Sedum & wild flower mix when customers opt to have a ‘green’ roof on their timber garden building, office or studio. Once established this will form a very soft outline to the upper part of the building and, in terms of the garden design as a whole, blur the edges between what’s known as ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ garden landscaping. With a sedum roof, garden rooms will sit within the natural flora and fauna of the garden in a much more natural, organic way — almost becoming part of the garden itself.

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