Shepherds huts in history
Originating from the Victorian era, shepherds huts were first used by farmers during the lambing season as a basic portable shelter. As they grew more popular throughout Britain’s farming community they would have been a familiar site around the scenic countryside including our home county of Suffolk.
Shepherd’s huts were traditionally made by agricultural engineers and farm workers and incorporated work from the traditional trades of the time such as blacksmiths and carpenters. At Suffolk Hut Makers our shepherd’s huts reflect many years of rural engineering. Our research, attention to detail and a particular affection for rural heritage has led us to what we produce today.
Suffolk Hut Makers Ltd’s philosophy
Our philosophy at Suffolk Hutmakers Ltd is to offer individual hand built shepherd huts at affordable prices. Thomas Wray and John Archer believe in the importance of building the huts not only to an exceptional standard using locally sourced Eco friendly materials but staying true to tradition by replicating heritage hut designs and proportions but incorporating contemporary living comforts.
Why a shepherds hut…….?
A quirky, attractive and affordable alternative to an extension on your home, which rarely requires any planning permission as they are not a permanent fixture. Our uniquely built huts can be designed and crafted for a wide range of uses ranging from garden offices, artist studios, holiday accommodation and much more…..