The Master Hut Makers at Plankbridge have been creating these luxurious living spaces for years, producing a wide range of private dens that have delighted the most exacting of ‘posh shed’ sybarites. A Plankbridge Shepherd’s Hut has always balanced tradition and modernity. Handmade in Dorset with a ‘move-when-you-move’ promise, a build guaranteed for 20 years and a reputation almost as long, the company is a must for homeowners looking to creatively expand their home without the need for planning permission or the upheaval of an invasive house extension. To celebrate their passion for customisation, Plankbridge have launched an innovative ‘hut builder’ service on their new website. Customers with bespoke inclinations can experiment with colours, dimensions, fixtures and fittings, to make their dream huts a reality.

Plankbridge Shepherd’s Huts are available in two sizes – snug and cabin, with prices starting at £22,200

01300 348414; plankbridge.com