Category Archives: Projects

Monkscroft Shed

We have just finished the design and build of a bespoke workshop for the Gentlemen of Monkscroft Care Centre, the centre managed by The Order of St John commissioned us to manage and build a workshop that compliments the gardens. Hobbies don’t simply stop when living at the care home. They have a dedicated activities staff who work closely with the residents to create a programme of fulfilling activities and events, tailored around each resident’s requests, hobbies and interests. The programme of events and activities provide a source of fun and laughter, to help each resident live their life to the full and make new friendships.

Shed construction start.

Side view of Shed

Shed flower planters

Aspire Springers

Aspire Springers’ are a Gloucestershire based ‘not for profit’ Trampoline Club
with a membership age range from Primary School children to Young Adults. Their
activities range from trampoline training to competitions. Due to changes at
GL1 Leisure Centre, Gloucester they have recently been forced to move operations to Bentham.
When they were at GL1 they had access to the award presentation podiums. Bentham does not have any podiums so Men in Sheds designed and built a
transportable set of podiums for them.

Aspire Springers

‘Aspire Springers’ are a Gloucestershire based ‘not for profit’ Trampoline Club
with a membership age range from Primary School children to Young Adults. Their
activities range from trampoline training to competitions. Due to changes at
the GL1 Leisure centre in Gloucester they have recently been forced to move operations to Bentham.
When they were at the Leisure centre they had access to a award presentation podiums.
Bentham does not have any podiums so Men in Sheds designed and built a
transportable set of podiums for them.

Gordon League RFC – RugbyForce

We supported the NatWest 2018 RugbyForce Weekend, this is a nationwide programme that helps grassroots rugby clubs up and down the country attract new members and become stronger and more sustainable for the future. We contributed by cleaning and painting the railings around the main pitch and providing a BBQ for the volunteers.

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Helicopter Steps

Following on from our successful construction of the helicopter night vision testing tent, we were asked to construct four sets of boarding steps for the Land’s End Airport to the Isles of Scilly helicopter service, the service commenced in May 2018.

Two sets of steps were constructed and safety tested and dispatched to site by Mid April 2018, with the other two sets being completed shortly after.

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Helicopter Tent

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Due to our close contacts with Specialist Aviation Services (SAS), a company based on Staverton Airfield, where they fit out and service the police and Air Ambulance Helicopters. We were asked to help them out, to design and build a large blackout tent for the helicopters to be rolled into for testing night vision systems. We built this in just 9 days!!

When given the challenge Men in Sheds, took it on and worked their socks off.

It was designed, built, tested and approved on time.

It worked 100%, and is now folded up in crates until it is needed again.

The Chief Executive of the company was, we, think a little surprised that the Men in Sheds could design the 7.5mtr long, 4.7mtr wide and 3.8mtr tall blackout test tent, build it and deliver the complete blackout tent in the timeframe required. They maybe all old enough for a bus pass, but putting all their various skills together, and working together as a team they got the job done. Please visit our Photo Gallery for more pictures of this project.

Chris’s Evans heads for the M5

Yellow canoe with Chris Evans at the controls.


Yellow canoe with Chris Evans at the controls.[/caption] Yellow canoe with Chris Evans at the controls. One morning Chris Evans, who owns Dundry Nurseries, found a 3mtr long yellow canoe had been left near his shop, there are not a lot of lakes around Bamfurlong lane, so we put some wheels on it and Chris heads for the M5 for a test run.