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04
Dec 2017

Man sheds, she sheds, garden home offices and other bespoke structures make wonderful additions to a home – and they’re a brilliant way of extending your living space and giving yourself somewhere to get away from it all if you need to. But you need to make sure you prioritise security for these spaces in the same way you would your actual house. Recent research from The Crime Prevention Website shows that just 14 per cent of sheds are considered to be very well secured, while 39 per cent were found to......

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02
Dec 2017

Huts, treehouses and cabins have all proved very popular in the hospitality industry recently, as people look for an unusual place to rest their head on their next trip away. If you are a hotelier yourself, or just someone who likes the opportunity to explore unusual hotels, you should check out the recent work done by Ramside Hall Hotel and Golf Club. They have invested millions in various upgrades, including the installation of treehouses. These two tree houses have been built on stilts and will have 16 windows each, giving guests the......

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28
Nov 2017

The internet has made it possible for many of us to work from anywhere and a growing number of employees see remote and flexible working as an important tool to help them manage their work-life balance. In fact, a survey in the US by Gallup found that 43 per cent of people there now do at least part of their job from home, Kare 11 reported. This statistic prompted the news provider to look further into the question of productivity, and whether those who work from home do get more done than......

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17
Nov 2017

Before having bespoke garden structures installed at home, it’s certainly a wise idea to think about how you intend to use this space and what purpose you want it to serve. These days, man caves and she sheds are all the rage – but what about doing something a little different, like a bakery? A two-bedroom terraced house has just gone on the market in Birmingham, not far from Bournville train station, that actually has its own wood-fired oven outside on the terrace… which could certainly prove to be the inspiration you’re......

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08
Nov 2017

If you love holidaying in UK rather than heading abroad, then you’ll be excited to hear about a new development of log cabins set in the heart of Snowdonia. This exciting holiday retreat is expected to start welcoming guests next summer. Forest Holidays are building the luxury cabins, which will be located in a woodland area of North Wales, which was previously known as Eryri Forestry Park. Located closely to the town of Beddgelert, many locals welcomed the newly planned holiday homes, however a few were not so happy to see the......

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07
Nov 2017

You might think that a classic treehouse isn’t the kind of thing you need to get planning permission for, and you’d be right. Small treehouses that are nestled in a garden’s foliage and are largely out of sight (as all good treehouses should be) will be totally fine. But if you have greater ambitions for your outdoor structure, you need to be careful, as one dad recently found out. The Mirror reported on the story of Warren Radmore, who built a two-storey playhouse in his garden for his three children. However, after......

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25
Oct 2017

There are perks to a job and then there are perks to a job… and if you were mulling over applying for a position with Microsoft, you’ll probably be even more inclined to do so after hearing how the company has just finished building a workspace treehouse for its members of staff. Apparently, this new meeting space requires people to head outside, make their way up a planked accessible ramp and through some wooden gates to reach a deck suspended by timber beams and cables… all built around a stunning Pacific Northwest......

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13
Oct 2017

When building low level tree houses on your land, one of your top priorities at the very beginning of the planning stage should be how to make it secure. Bespoke structures such as these will always attract attention, unwanted and otherwise, so you do need to make sure you’ve taken the necessary precautions to keep your new investment safe and sound. Make sure, for example, that the wood you use to build your structure is thick enough to make it hard for someone to break in. It’s not unheard of for vandals......

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24
Sep 2017

If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration for your own garden home offices or other structures for your outdoor spaces, you could do a lot worse than checking out the winner of this year’s Cuprinol Shed of the Year competition. According to the Daily Telegraph, The Mushroom House was named the overall winner in the Channel 4 Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year show, hand-built out of red cedar wood by a doting dad for his 12-year-old daughter. Ben Swanborough apparently went ahead with the ambitious construction project after his daughter......

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13
Sep 2017

A really fun part of building your own log cabins is shopping for all the little touches after the actual construction part has come to an end. It’s certainly worth checking out all the latest interior design trends to see if there are any you’d like to bring in to your own little house – so here are just a couple that might tickle your pickle this year. Heart Wood – Dulux Colour of the Year 2018 Say goodbye to Denim Drift, the must-have colour of this year… there’s a new kid......

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