Tew Timber Buildings

Bespoke Design

DSH Carpentry & Design work with you to take your ideas and turn them into reality. They offer a truly bespoke service, ensuring your building is unique and really works for you.

Free Consultation

Sarah and David will listen to your ideas, often making a site visit, and develop a concept tailored to your specification and budget.

30 Years Experience

Sarah and David have a broad experience, working together with multiple skills including groundwork, landscaping and property development.

Complete Service

From the initial design concept through to project development, installation and completion, DSH will manage the entire process.

Service Areas: Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Gloucestershire

Shepherd Huts

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Garden Offices, Boathouses, & Field Shelters

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Gazebos, Jetties & Playhouses

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Coops, Kennels & Log Stores

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Sarah Holland drawing

Preconstruction Design

When you contact DSH Carpentry and Design, Sarah Holland will arrange to meet you and visit your proposed site. Your preference of size, material, style and type of use are all taken into consideration to create a structure that suits your exact requirements. Sarah will then present a preliminary rendition or two of the proposed building for your approval/comment before the design is finalised and accurate working drawings are produced.

Preconstruction Sketch of Boathouse


Once the design has been approved, David will set to work in his old forge carpentry shop. David Holland is a highly skilled and experienced carpenter.

All the projects undertaken by DSH are project managed and built by David. Whether your garden or outdoor building is constructed in soft wood or hardwood, David’s skills and attention to detail ensures your project exceeds your every expectation.

Tulip beams in a completed Shepherd Hut with antique copper jelly mould light fitting and kilner jar wall light.
David Holland building
David Holland and the client discussing the ground works for the Stratford boathouse.

On-Site Consultations and Landscaping

David and Sarah work closely with you during the build process to ensure you are satisfied every step of the way.

If your new timber garden construction needs soak-aways or wiring, we can work with plumbers and/or electricians so that the necessary work will be included in the groundwork.

DSH and their team strive to make as little impact on the rest of your property as possible; keeping the use of large and loud machinery to a minimum, and always making good where unavoidable wear has occurred.

Boathouse mid-build, showing groundwork

The Finishing Touches

As well as creating your bespoke timber building, DSH Carpentry and Design project manage the entire construction. They supply all the skilled subcontractors – electricians, plumbers, plasterers, decorators – or will work with yours, guaranteeing a seamless journey from the first seed of an idea to the completion of your bespoke timber building.

​DSH Carpentry and Design offer a full landscaping service to complement your new timber building. Alternatively, if you’re using a landscape gardener, DSH will liaise closely with them to ensure the project runs smoothly.

Tew Timber Buildings - Finishing Touches. Indian gazebo turned wooden onion painted gold.
Shepherd Hut Bakelight Fixtures on oak plinth

Our Quality Guarantee

DSH Carpentry and Design offer a personal and high quality service designing bespoke and original structures that are unique to their clients. They supply high quality buildings and offer good value for money.

David and Sarah continue their theatre commissions alongside their bespoke timber building projects, although during the COVID-19 pandemic, this side of the business has unfortunately been severely challenged. They thank their lucky stars that they have several strings to their bow and have, instead, ploughed all their energies into Tew Timber Buildings.

DSH take immense pride in their work and strive to ensure that their clients are 100% happy before signing off on a project. If, in the unlikely event that problems due to their craftsmanship arise, they will be more than happy to return to rectify any issues for up to 10 years after completion.


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Thank you for doing such a good job - we are delighted with the result and very impressed by the quality and permanence of it. It's amazing - thank you very much. Best,




Over the last 5 years I have had a lot of contractors in to renovate the property, and of them all I have been the most impressed with yourselves from start to finish, so a thank you from me for that. This was the final renovation project on the property, so it was nice for it to be so hassle free! Kind regards,




We chose David and Sarah because of their talents and professionalism. This was one of the most successful birthday presents I have ever given my wife. It has given us enormous pleasure and continues to do so. Thank you,


Indian Style Gazebo


Thank you Dave for doing such a great and efficient job. The log store fits exactly where I want it. I can't wait to fill it up! All the best,


Log Store

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