It is important to us at The Yorkshire Hut Company that our shepherd's huts are unique to their owners. A shepherd's hut we are currently making certainly is, with two bespoke peephole stained glass windows being hand crafted at our workshop by Helen, our stained glass specialist, designed and made specifically for our clients specification. More soon...
On route to sunny Yorkshire to be fitted upon its chassis, axels and traditional large cast iron wheels. This bespoke shepherd's hut has been hand crafted complete with star cut out shutters and the same hue paint colour finish on the shepherd's hut exterior, windows and door, providing flowing contemporary feel.
We have been made a Hero Product by My Green Pod – a green consumer magazine, that is circulated by the Guardian newspaper. To be termed a hero product means complying with the magazine’s green ethical and sustainable standards. We meet their standards because we:
- Use natural products for heat insulation – sheep’s wool;
- Use Argon filled Planitherm double glazing for all our hand crafted windows;
- The Woodland Trust to plant a a tree in managed woodland for every hut we build;
- Use sustainable, FSC certified, timber in our hand-crafted huts;
- Use recycle brake discs to make the wheels for our huts;
We now feature on My Green Pod’s website www.mygreenpod.com – Heroes section – We also featured on their Spring 2017 publication http://www.mygreenpod.com/mgp-magazine
If you get a chance to look at the publication – view it via the web address above, you’ll see lots of other interesting Hero Products. We’re checking out:
Chocolate with a conscience – Seed and Bean, ethical, colourful and tasty, I wonder if we should put some bars in each of our new huts as part of a welcome gift to our new hut owners?
E-bikes that come with a tax break – Wisper Bikes : as we are based in York, well known for its bike-friendly environment, an e-bike might encourage me to cycle further
We look forward to continue to work with My Green Pod and come across other sustainable suppliers.
We normally deliver our shepherd's huts on the back of a trailer with our trusty Land Rover. Sometimes though we have to find ingenious ways to deliver a hut to the exact location our clients require. One such story started in May this year when Sherry & Paul in Yorkshire told us they wanted a Yorkshire Hut Company shepherd's hut to be made and delivered to their home as an office, a unique extra living space and guest room. They warned us that access to their back garden was only possible over an 8ft wall.
So when it came to delivery this Autumn we arranged for delivery with a lorry with a hydraulic arm to get over that 8ft wall. Sherry and Paul were also having a garden makeover to give their hut a beautiful location to live in, so we had to make sure it landed in exactly the right place before being placed upon and fitted to its chassis and wheels. A crowd gathered to watch a 7' x 14' shepherd's hut weighing around 1.5 tonnes in weight, fly through the air and land precisely upon a base of Yorkshire stone.
We took some photographs of the whole event and will be updating this story when the garden makeover is complete and the hut has settled in fully in its new location.
After a few days of filming last Summer we have just been aired on 'Tiny House Hunters in the states and we're very happy that the client's Paul & Maggi chose us to make their bespoke shepherd's hut for them and love it so much. -
'We are delighted with our Shepherds Hut. The quality and workmanship are outstanding. It is better than we had expected now that we see it in our garden. Your service is outstanding, and we appreciate the way that both of you do business. We have really enjoyed working with you. We have both felt that you are two people in the right job and doing the right thing. This is refreshing and inspiring. Well done. Do let us know if we can add to your portfolio of (very) satisfied clients.' - Paul & Maggi Wright’ - Head Teachers - North Yorkshire.
The Yorkshire Hut Company is really proud to support the Woodland Trust by dedicating a tree for each shepherd's hut that we make, therefore with your shepherd's hut you also receive a certificate for a Woodland Trust managed tree.
Exciting couple of days filming taking place at the Yorkshire Hut Company
Our newly designed and developed chassis and steering mechanism we are now offering.
Current things happening at The Yorkshire Hut Company... We are delighted to having been chosen as A hero product for My Green Pod and excited to be making a shepherd's shepherd's hut 'Cow Dale' for Wolds Edge Lodges and to have made and delivered our first hut to have it's electricity supplied by a water wheel at Tiplady Farm. Please feel free to take a look at our updated gallery and if you have any questions or require any further information please feel free to get in touch.