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What’s in the Giant’s Larder?

We are preparing some props in preparation for a foyer display at Camberely Theatre in the summer to promote their forthcoming pantomime production of Jack and the Beanstalk for which they are hiring our Jack set 3 and various other props and gags including Balor the giant. The pieces were certainly showing their age, so ...

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The Completed Garden Office

We are very proud of this timber building. It was designed to meet the client’s specific breif and budget. It is clad in larch, is fully insulated, has double glazed windows and doors and nestles neatly in the top corner of our client’s garden absorbing optimum light and taking full advantage of the amazing views. ...

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Adding a little sparkle to our Cinderella set 1……

….we decided to brighten up our Cinderella portals with a touch of glitter. See the difference in these before and after photographs.

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Garden Office in construction

We are currently installing a fully, insulated larch clad office into our client’s garden, replacing a shed that had been functioning as a temporary office. This has been a true collaboration between us and our clients to create a workspace that fitted their criteria and worked within their fixed budget, creating them an attractive building ...

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The Shepherd hut is taking shape

The pre-built walls are finally being fitted to the base.

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On the move!

Our shepherd hut has journeyed from the work shop to the back garden in preparation for its walls and roof to be attached! Musical accompaniment: Home by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros.

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Shepherd hut progression

The floor is now built and David has welded the metal framework for the chassis. The foot-print will be 4.7m by 2.3m (15′ x 7’6″). Next, the wheels and a axles. If you are interested in buying this shepherd hut or commissioning your own, please get in touch on dshcarpentry@aol.com.

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David Holland in the DSH workshop building the shepherd hut

On our way with our new shepherd hut build

David has made a start on building a shepherd hut. The framework for all the walls are now complete. Next will be the floor and then the chassis. We intend to build this to sell it on. It will be finished inside and have a wood burner installed. Whoever buys it can request other customisations ...

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David Holland in the DSH workshop building the shepherd hut

Painting of the Beauty and the Beast Portals for Newbury

Between set construction commissions we are cracking on with preparations for the forthcoming pantomime season. Here are the portals for the production of Beauty and the Beast at The Corn Exchange in Newbury. Every year we re-design the Corn Exchange’s tailor made portals so they match the set that we supply them. Alex McPherson has ...

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DSH scenery construction in the paint shop

We would like to let everyone know that DSH is still open for business.

During these unprecedented weeks of frightening news, emotional and financial hardship in which the country pulls together in it’s battle against the Covid-19 virus, we count our blessings that DSH is a small, family run business and as such we are able to continue manufacturing scenery and taking orders for pantomime set hire. Our workshop ...

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A message of solidarity to all pantomime producers

Since the government announcement of emergency funding to The Arts, we at DSH would like to say to all producers and venues who were on the brink of writing off their pantomime season that we are here, we have scenery and we can work with you to help create your production. Whether you normally build your ...

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