Workshop Buckinghamshire








To erect a new workshop for our client on a compact site. New drainage to be installed and electricity connections and a new track down to new building.

This building was actually the first building we did the groundworks for and erected for this client; and it has probably been the most intricate build so far! The site as a whole is very compact but the client needed some more indoor space for a new workshop. The ideal place for this was on an area of land which the family chickens were occupying but was also on a slight downhill gradient with a pond at the bottom and historic buildings ever so close by. Precision was key to this build.

Due to the nature of this site, the building has been built on a different level to the rest of the buildings. To get to the finish floor level of the workshop, this is 3 metres lower than the existing datum. As the existing buildings where super close, only a metre away from the new footings, a retaining wall went in. At the early stages, of digging out, and due to the existing buildings being so old we were finding that the newly dug walls were collapsing and so we had to underpin the existing building. This was all hands on deck and had to be completed in a short time frame as we were worried about the existing buildings. Where we had built up the ground for a concrete apron outside, we put retaining walls under to stop the earth from moving downwards into the pond.

Once all the retaining walls were in place we could crack on with the erection of the shed, as it is a small shed we managed to get this up quickly and efficiently. The client opted for composite panels and roof sheets all round to keep the heat in the building and put roof lights into the roof for natural light to flood in. The cladding colour was matched to the other building which was yet to be erected on site.

The client opted for a 13metre wide insulated roller shutter door. When this is open it floods the space with more natural light when down also keeps the heat in the building. 

The location of this shed was right around the back of the site and so tucked away. Upon erection it was built with the same roof pitch as the existing buildings and so blends in and due to it being built at a lower level doesn’t protrude at height of any other buildings on site.