THE POTTING SHED, Weston-Super-Mare

New Garden Building Design & Build

Completion Date:

2021

Project Description:

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The client admired a replica Victorian stable that we had constructed from reclaimed materials at the rear of a significant sea front property and asked if we could do something similar with reclaimed materials in his back garden. We identified source materials from various projects within a mile radius of the site and developed a design that would retain an historical context and would be functional as a garden shed.


After the first few iterations the overall size was reduced so that the shed could be constructed under permitted development rights. The bricks and rose veined Mendip stone was reclaimed from a chimney demolition in a current 1900 building on the site of a cottage pre. 1806 (see below, one of only 20 houses in the town at the time). The dressed Mendip stone was reclaimed from the clients own garden.

The rafters were salvaged from a boat shed on the sea front, the clay tiles from another town property, sandstone details from Locking road near the site of ‘the old pottery’ and the purlin from a stairs stringer from Coles shoe shop following conversion to apartments. The carved barge board detailing was created from reclaimed floorboards from Broadoak road. All wiring and fittings however were new.