Spring is coming….

Spooner 1

Start the ball rolling now for a lovely new building this spring.

Get in touch now to have your new timber building this year. From the first seeds of an idea to final installation may take some time, especially when planning permission is concerned.We can help with planning permission applications and base work. Ask for a site visit to put your ideas in motion.

Call 01837 82442 now for more information. Ask for a brochure.

Don’t forget we can help with –

Building design, planning applications, site work for your garage, workshop,Garden room, office, shed or stable.

Prefer a contemporary look?  Visit www.shieldsstudios.co.uk  to see our range of contemporary designs. These buildings are architect designed with household levels of insulation.

Lawn View Studio

Lawn View Studio

Here is what some of our customers have said in 2012 –

“The service is second to none − a very reliable and fantastic product.  We are thrilled to bits with it.  It has added another room to the house by expanding into the garden.  Absolutely brilliant!”

Max Turner and Cherry Mawle ‘Country-Sew’

(Utility room)

“The best organised company we have ever employed.  John Shields is so reliable and everything happened on time.  If there was anything different to the schedule he would let us know and any modifications were put in writing – he’s excellent.”

Brian and Heather Aldridge

(Combined workshop and garden implement store )

My studio is a wonderful space. 4 years old and not a sign of damp. All perfect and warm. In cold and windy weather, I know it will be more comfortable than my house. I am delighted with the Shields team, their efficiency and friendliness. Very,very pleased.

Chris Ellis, Topsham   ref 2008 garden studio building

The “Team” was fantastic. It’s more than a shed, it’s a mini home.

G. Friend


21st anniversary

Celebrating 21 years 

1991 - 2012

1991 – 2012


Established in 1991 and boasting one of the most comprehensive ranges of bespoke sectional buildings in the South West, independent Devon company John Shields Woodwork based near Okehampton, celebrates its 21st anniversary with a new corporate brand.  Working for the community, domestic and commercial markets, blue-chip clients include The National Trust.  And the new company brand was created to reflect the three main areas of the business; ‘Shields Buildings’, ‘Shields Studios’ and ‘Shields Commercial’.

John Shields, Shields Building says: “We have developed a loyal following over the last couple of decades with a proven track record for manufacturing high-quality bespoke buildings in both contemporary and traditional styles. Whether you enjoy arts and crafts, hobbies; work from home or just need extra storage space, then a bespoke garden studio/office is just the ticket to turn a house into your perfect home.  This is a very exciting time for the business and celebrating this special anniversary seemed the right time to create a new company name and brand to more accurately reflect the services we offer to very different clients.”


There are further milestone celebrations as the innovative and expanding company responds to customer demand by launching its first architecturally-designed garden office studio.  The stylish new contemporary studio incorporates highly efficient year-round insulation and the latest advances in building technology with extensive glazing and energy saving materials.


John Shields comments: We are moving into a new era and the market is constantly changing with more and more business owners and professionals choosing to work from home rather than face the daily commute.  Using the garden is a great way to expand your living space − I am very excited about our newly developed range of contemporary studios designed by architects, incorporating eco-friendly green products which not only look stunning but are fully-functional all year-round.”