"We found the whole process of ordering from you a pleasure. You have been very communicative at all times, you have thought ahead and prompted me to make all necessary pre-arrangements; you arrived when you said you would, and the shed was up and running less than 48 hours after you first arrived on site. Really fantastic service, and a beautiful building to boot!" Dominic Fry, Wiltshire
Francine Raymond features our new Pink Hen House, helping to raise funds and awareness for the Breast Cancer charity the Pink Ribbon Foundation.
The Field January 2013
Our "Handsome" Game Larders are featured in their monthly guide New In The Field.
Homes and Gardens November
"The garden lean-to has been updated by GD Timber Designs. Simple, smart and effective. It is everything and orderly person could want." Our new Broom Tidy is featured and recommended in Garden News.
Testimonial October 2011
"We are still having to pinch ourselves when we look at our spectacular shed/office/logstore in the garden. Many thanks for your hard work, attention to detail and for giving us exactly what we asked for. Your advice given when we were unsure was always spot on and we didn't doubt you for a minute. GD Timber Designs - we can't recommend you highly enough!" Mr & Mrs Dolin, Bignor, West Sussex
Testimonial September 2011
"I am delighted with my Studio built by GD Timber Designs. The time taken by James to discuss and suggest options was well worth it. I now have a building which is everything I hoped it would be. It is such a pleasure to spend time in it." Mary Crabb, Storrington, West Sussex
Country Homes & Interiors
"Cool Kennel". Our new kennels are featured and recommended in the 'Love Your Pet' section.
Testimonial May 2010
"We extensively researched the world of garden offices and found terrific value and experience in GD Timber Designs. We had a few challenges to overcome regarding planning permission, access to the site, the small size of our garden in London and simultaneous works going on at the site - from the outset we were met with a 'can do' attitude from James and the process was stress free and completed ahead of time. The new office is fantastic, better than we had ever expected it to be and we now have a large new room that is the perfect space to hide away in and get down to work in. It sets off our little garden too and turns it into a space that we will use much more. As a bonus, we have also been informed that, with this new addition, the value of our property has increased by almost double the cost of the garden office! Thank you again, I cannot recommend GD Timber enough."
Stuart & Penelope Turnbull, Shepherd's Bush, London
Testimonial April 2010
"Thank you so much for the garden building which you erected this week. We are very pleased with the design and build quality. Having done our research before buying from GD Timber Designs, we know it represents good value. Thanks also for the way you dealt with us - you delivered exactly what you promised and on time. Thank you also for the chicken house which we hope will have occupants next week. We look forward to dealing with you again when we have finalised plans for a summerhouse."
Mr & Mrs Polden, West Sussex
Testimonial August 2009
"Thank you for this great office you built for us. I must say that James was very easy to deal with and not afraid of hard work and getting the Job done. He gave us great advice was helpful and kept to a good timetable even though he was very busy. I would highly recommend GD timber, they are a good decent reputable firm who give that little extra."
Paul & Mary Nannery, High Wycombe
Homes and Gardens February
"The simplest ideas are the best". Our new Delivery Boxes are recommended.
Country & Town House December
For the Outdoors Lovers Christmas Gift Ideas our gorgeous Call Duck House.
The Field November 2009
Our beautiful Bird Tables featured and recommended in editorial on feeding the birds.
Country Homes & Interiors May
Hens will be happy in one of these handmade painted hen and duck houses.
Homes and Gardens May 2009
From hen houses to wendy houses, if you're thinking of adding an outbuilding to your garden, find inspiration at James and Claire Godman-Dorington's website.
Telegraph April 11 2009
GD Timber Designs specialises in bespoke timber buildings, ranging from Wendy Houses, offices and oil-tank sheds to hen houses.
Garden Heaven Nov/Dec 2008
Cock-A-Hoop Hen Houses - A charming bijou residence for your feathered friends.
Evening Standard 16th April
Homes for all
Adding an outbuilding can put thousands on to the value of your home. GD Timber Designs make bespoke offices, guest accommodation, Wendy houses, tree houses and even hen houses for gardens across the country.
Country Living April
The small company in Pulborough, West Sussex, makes bespoke tree houses in simple styles with pressure-treated timber. Children's houses on stilts and attractive home offices ( all painted in muted paint shades) are also available.
House & Gardens November
James Godman-Dorington began his joinery business making bespoke stables. These were followed by the 'Cock A Hoop' hen house, which in turn provided the inspiration for a smart Wendy house on stilts. Both structures are handmade and painted sage-green and cream. The Hen house comes with or without wheels, and in two sizes; the smaller version with wheels, which has room for up to six hens, measures 150 X 100 X 100cm, and costs £624. The Wendy House, 300 x 240 x 120cm, costs £1645.
Daily Mail weekend Supp Feb
A Cock a Hoop playhouse is a rather more affordable option. Handmade and painted to any choice of colour, this is a perfect haven to while away a summer's day. A standard house measures 8ft x 4ft and costs just under £2,000 with delivery and installation as an extra, but can of course, come, bigger or smaller depending on the space.
Telegraph July 2006
James and Claire Godman-Dorington started their West Sussex business, James G-D, making bespoke stables, soon expanding into building pretty painted chicken coops. Now they have added Cock a Hoop Wendy Houses to their remit. These delightful structures are made to order and can be painted in any colour or supplied unpainted.
The Week October 2006
And for those who have everything...
James Godman-Dorington started his joinery business making bespoke stables. Now he's creating handmade Cock A Hoop hen houses. The 3ft model has room for up to six hens, while the 4ft fits up to ten. Both come with or without wheels.