MANUFACTURING PROCESS

Shepherd huts in the making

At Aconbury Shepherd Huts, Hereford, our shepherd huts are built to last using traditional methods of construction and no compromise has been made in our pursuit to supply the best products possible.

Our design and manufacturing process enables us to build an excellent, high quality, shepherd hut to a traditional design by using modern materials whilst not losing any links with our rural heritage.

A good strong timber base using C16 grade structural timber forms the base which your hut is built up from.
Manufacturing process
From raw timber to glamping pod, we hand build in Hereford and deliver throughout the whole of the UK.

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Frame work

Frame work

The timber frame work is built up off the base. Openings are formed for window fitting as required. Ceiling joists are added.

Manufacturing process

The complete hut, including floor, walls and ceiling are filled with high quality, modern, energy efficient insulation. 

First we fix the electrics and then plumbing is installed.
Manufacturing process
A waterproof membrane

A waterproof membrane

The hut is then covered in a breathable, waterproof membrane to prevent any sweating and condensation.

Coloured corrugated sheet

The exterior is then clad in Pre-finished corrugated sheeting to a colour of your choice. A swatch showing the colour options is included in this brochure.
Coloured corrugated sheet
Interior decor

Interior decor

The interior is ply lined (tongue and groove planking is also available) and decorated in your choice of colours. Second-fix electric and lighting is added. Windows and double glazed units are installed. Lastly, clean flooring is fitted.

Undercarriage

The steel sub-frames and undercarriage is added along with the wheels, drawbar and steps. (Picture shows them ready for installation).
Undercarriage

Your completed shepherd hut

The final stage for our hand built shepherd huts is delivery to your site.  Out shepherd huts are used by a variety of customers for a variety of uses including:
  • Additional sleeping accommodation
  • Peaceful writing retreat
  • Craft room or studio
  • Glamping pods
  • Bed and breakfast accommodation

The options available for your hut are limitless. Here are a few examples of what can be installed.

Stoves — either electric or wood-burning
Keep warm and cosy with an electric or wood-burning stove - complete with tiled hearth and surround.
Fitted Cupboards
Fitted cupboards make this garden office a practical working space.
Bed frames
Single, double or bunked bed frames provide flexibility for bed and breakfast accommodation and glamping pod use.
Separate Cloakroom
A separate cloakroom with toilet, shower and basin provides convenience and comfort when used as an alternative style glamping pod.

Quality hand built components

Our traditional hand built shepherd huts support local craftsmen during the construction.

This means that we can specify any size of window and steel work as it is all hand built from scratch.
local joiner
The windows are made by a local joiner and are hand built to what ever size is required.
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steel work
The steel work to the wheels, drawbar and under-carriage is by a local blacksmith. He makes it all using old bending equipment and a real old fashioned lathe for milling out the wheel hubs, axles, washers and other components.
welding equipment
 I will add though that his welding equipment is state of the art and modern.

Visit us at Aconbury Shepherd Huts in Hereford

If you'd like to view the manufacturing process for one of our traditional hand built shepherd huts, our door is always open.  We'll even provide a nice cup of tea and a piece of cake.
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