The New Studio

The new studio build.

Chris Billington ~ The New Studio ~ Build 1

Chris Billington ~ The New Studio ~ Build 1

My brief was a studio that was simple in design but one that would maximise the space on a gently sloping piece of ground in the corner of my garden.

I decided on a timber build and after much research settled on a London based company to carry out the project.

Chris Billington ~ The New Studio ~ Build 2

Chris Billington ~ The New Studio ~ Build 2

The build is faultless, everything from the heavily constructed and concreted in base through to the insulated roof has been constructed with care and precision. All timber is pressure treated and the cavity walls are fully insulated, as is the roof and floor, which is complete with DPC. The hardwood double glazed anti UV reflective ‘A’ rated windows are first class and naturally the building has a warm feel.

Chris Billington ~ The New Studio ~ Build 3

Chris Billington ~ The New Studio ~ Build 3

Chris Billington ~ The New Studio ~ Build 4

Chris Billington ~ The New Studio ~ Build 4

Chris Billington ~ The New Studio ~ Build 5

Chris Billington ~ The New Studio ~ Build 5

The studio is set back further from my original workspace in the house but the view of the estuary and boatyard is still good and by the way, the flooring that you can see in the photo’s is a cushion floor which I have put in, underneath which is a wooden floor.

Chris Billington ~ The New Studio ~ Build 6

Chris Billington ~ The New Studio ~ Build 6

Chris Billington ~ The New Studio ~ Build 7

Chris Billington ~ The New Studio ~ Build 7

Part constructed in the workshop, my new studio, platform and decking was built on site in 8 days.

If you are in need of a wooden building I cannot recommend Shane highly enough, he is professional, polite, and a complete expert with wood, furthermore he will work anywhere in the UK and even in Northern France. As for value for money, nobody came anywhere near him in terms of price, and to top it all the building and workmanship are fully guaranteed for 2 years. The only drawback is that due to word of mouth he is always busy and you will have to wait a few months for your building but I would be most happy to pass on any genuine enquiries.

2 Responses to “The New Studio”

  1. Mike Davis says:

    Hi Chris, we too had a cabin from Shane . Very pleased with it . However our friends in Kent had a cabin that has dry rot in the floor. They having to replace the floor. Apparently it’ happened because there was no air flow between rafters.
    Please can you let me know if you have had same problem and if so how you overcame it?

  2. Chris says:

    Hello Mike, I have had no problems with either of the studios that Shane has built for me but I do know that his builds come with a two year guarantee and I am sure that if you contact him he will be able to help.

    My first studio was built on a platform, so there was plenty of airflow, my newest studio is built on mostly flat ground and it is as solid today as when it was when built some 18 months ago.

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