Custom made garden buildings
Custom made garden buildings
The Evergreen Workshop Builders and Restorers of Garden Buildings Specialists in Greenhouse Repair and restoration.
The Evergreen Workshop    Builders and Restorers of Garden Buildings Specialists in Greenhouse Repair and restoration.

The making and restoration of garden buildings is our passion and we can make or restore all kinds of timber greenhouses, summer houses, sheds, workshops, vineries and other garden structures. We also repair and restore many aluminium greenhouses. We are based in the south of England but have travelled to many parts of the country to create and restore garden buildings.

We hope you find our website informative and interesting. At the bottom of each of the category  pages is a gallery of images and the clients reactions to show just what can be achieved. 

 

WIth over 30 years experience, The Evergreen Workshop aims to deliver practical, stylish and pleasing solutions to home makers looking for an affordable custom item for the garden, or maybe a repair or restoration to existing items or buildings.

We want to create buildings that really work for the homeowner, Gardens are places of sanctuary and garden buildings are places where we can go to discover, invent, contemplate or relax in an environment of our own making. So we believe they should look pleasing, blend with their surroundings and give years of trouble free life.

 

For some the garden shed is a little brown building at the bottom of the garden. For us it is the anticipation of wonderful things to come.

 

 

A custom workshop that provides the perfect environment for working on your project, extensive facilities including timber milling and benchcraft, sheet metal and light engineering. Plus many other disciplines including mechanical abrasion, powder coating and paint spraying.

The Evergreen Workshop is not one building but a collection of buildings on various sites dedicated to providing cost effective practical solutions for the home and garden. We are constantly investing in new machines new processes and new ideas, to deliver the best possible solutions. We now have a complete mobile workshop that allows us to create stunning buildings on site as well.

 

At The Evergreen Workshop we not only create new buildings but also undertake repairs and restorations on existing buildings and garden items. 

We refurbish timber greenhouses such as the Alton Cedar range or those made by     C. H. Whitehouse garden buildings. We can replace old roofing material and repair rotten or damaged structures. We can remove old structures back to our workshop and fully restore them for a fraction of the cost of a modern replacement.  We have taken many buildings thought to be beyond repair and brought them back to life.

We all spend a lot of our hard earned money in purchasing items for the garden. The Evergreen Workshop provide a one stop solution to protecting those investments.

 

 

Our Commitments.

  • We pride ouselves in the work we do. For us it is a passion and meeting and working with clients looking to create or restore buildings in the garden is a real pleasure.
  • We commit to being open and transparent in all aspects of the project. Everything is in writing and clearly explained.
  • We do not believe in vague estimates and always provide a detailed quotation and unless the client specifically alters the work or add to the project we have NEVER asked for extra money.
  • We stand by our workmanship and if what we have done should go wrong we will always come back and fix it. Obviously there are aspects beyond our control such as severe weather or lack of on going maintenance wher required.
  • Everything you see in this website is work we have undertaken, We DO NOT use 'Stock Images' of 'before and after work taken from the internet' unless making a comparison with something specifically. We hope that by showing the developement of the projects we reinforce this point. The reason we can show so many images of the work is we document its progress. 
  • We do not make vague and misleading statements, for example 'they exclusively use hardwood' which suggest it is somehow better. The truth is 'hardwood' or 'softwood' has nothing to do with strength, durability and suitability. It is strictly a way of differing whether the tree sheds its leaves in winter or not and actually derives from how the tree produces it's seeds. 'Hardwood' trees produce seeds in hard shell so hence 'hardwood', 'Softwood' trees produce seeds that in a fruity body or a soft shell so hence 'softwood'. A good example is Cedar which is generally considered to be the best all round timber for external use. Rot resistant, insect repellant and excellent strength and resistance to warping BUT IT IS A SOFTWOOD. on the other hand Meranti which is often called Phillipino Mahogany and closely resembles cedar in colour and grain pattern, Is hopeless outside although some do use it. It has an extremely poor life expectancy outside (one of the lowest) BUT IT IS A HARDWOOD.  We are always happy to offer help and guidance in a project or potential purchase and explain what a seller is actually saying. So hopefully guiding you in making a decision based on fact not fiction..

 

 

Just completed this restoration of a very rare 'Vinery' in a London Suburb. It was just a wonderful chance to see what can be achieved in a limited space. The original desert grape vine is still growing now nearly 100 years old.

We were very excited to see that our 'Gothic greenhouse' was featured in the glossy lifestyle magazine 'PUREWOW' in a section in March 2017 entitled 'Potting rooms are so in this spring' 

 

An additional caption read attached to the image read    

                'They can be a jewel box of an outbuilding tucked into a flower bed'

our thanks to Grace Beauley Hunt the writer, to 'Foundandfavour' on instagram who took the photo and to 'Purewow.com' for publishing it.

 

 

A little about us....

The Evergreen Workshop is a small family owned and run business. Passionate about garden buildings we have spent literally thousands of hours in creating, repairing, restoring or just relaxing in these little timber buildings located in the garden.

We originally trained in the construction industry from trade qualifications through to site management level. However the workshop and its tools proved too strong a calling and so The Evergreen Workshop was born.

 

Our passion for garden structures was instilled in us from an early age by our grandparents and parents. The garden was a sanctuary where we could play and explore. within the building, whether that be a shed, greenhouse or summerhouse were places where things happened, items were made and repaired, seeds sown and wonderful fruits ripened. Our grandfather was an avid model engineer and as youngsters we were introduced to machines and tools that could make working steam engines or wooden toys. For us this has become a lifelong love and the garden structure has become a place to develop, explore create and reflect.

Free from the normal rules that surround the main house, Garden structures can be whatever we want them to be. For some it is a tool store, others a workshop, an art room or pottery studio. We have worked on writing rooms, day rooms and changing rooms for swimming pools. children’s spaces where drums can be banged and unique worlds created. 

Whatever the use we celebrate the garden building and believe that it shouldn't be an eyesore that needs to be screened and hidden. We want the structure to enhance the space it occupies and be a worthy addition to the garden. 

 

The scope of the work we undertake includes

  • Bespoke new builds of all types including Greenhouses, shed, workshops, Summerhouses, pool houses, gazebos, arbours, barbeque covers and log stores to name but a few

 

  • Restoration and repair of all makes of timber greenhouses both large and small. Including Alton Cedar Greenhouses, C H Whitehouse Greenhouses and W A Edgells Buildings to name a few.

 

  • Major repairs and restoration of garden structures including remodelling and structural repairs. This can be anything from a shed to a summerhouse.

 

  • We can also repair and restore aluminium greenhouses locally. This may include just replacement glazing or repairs to the frame structure.

 

  • We also get asked to take down and move buildings both within a garden or when the client moves house. This is particularly useful with timber greenhouses which need special care.

 

  • We also as part of garden building work will undertake landscaping work including ponds, Decking, paths and ramps or just clearing vegetation

 

With all the work we undertake we offer a 'one stop shop' experience. With the exception of electrical work we undertake all the work ourselves and do not use contractors. It is a complete ground up process including foundations through to finish painting.

We hope that our website highlights the passion we have for what we do. Look through  the pages to see scores of buildings that we have created or restored, they are a small selection but hopefully show a wide diversity of the work undertaken.

 

We are always happy to discuss a project and offer a quotation without any obligation or commitment on your part.

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