Building your own hut can be a rewarding experience and can save you thousands of pounds!

At Fransham Forge we know that for new projects knowing exactly what you need can be daunting so we have tried to simplify the process by pulling together ‘kits’ containing all you will need for certain elements of the project.  Ultimately this means you can change or personalise the build where you feel comfortable enough to do so.  We are always happy to advise when required!

All prices are based upon a standard construction of tanalised timber chassis. Overall length162in, overall width 88 in. 


The metal kit includes everything you need for the metal elements of the shepherd hut as itemised.  You can buy the items individually but the ‘full metal kit’ is a discounted price and offers best value for money.


We have several options for the purchase of timber kits.  The wood is is tanalised, slow grown spruce and  is cut to size ready for assembly.  Our basic photographic guidelines will help you to assemble each bit.  Each kit aims to provide the timber to build the chassis and/or the framework as described. Our designs ensure they fit with the ironwork components to create your hut ‘skeleton’.

To complete your shepherd hut you will need to purchase internal and external cladding (timber or tin is popular) and appropriate insulation and flooring and consider electrical requirements but we can give advice on this.

Partial assembled options are available follow the link from the main Shepherd Hut web page.


The wood kits are sold in conjunction with the Metal Kit and will be delivered on pallets.  There is a standard cost of this delivery to mainland UK – please select the delivery option from this page (not at final checkout).  You must supply a contact tel number for the pallet delivery and be there to accept the delivery.  Collection via large trailer/low loader is welcome – ring to confirm collection date/time.

Deliveries outside of the mainland UK can be very expensive because the ironwork is very heavy.  Please email us for a delivery price stating what you wish to purchase and your post/state code. 


If you want some hands on tutition in how to put together the hut kit, then consider attending one of our hut construction courses.  The courses are four days long and are run annually.   The course is based on the assembly of our ‘complete shepherd hut kit’ Courses are arranged to suit the needs of those attending with a maximum four attendees per course.   You can even stay in a hut overnight to complete the experience! 

Working alongside our team of skilled craftsmen this is a very hands-on course and you can even stay in a hut overnight to complete the experience! 

Working alongside our team of skilled craftsmen this is a very hands-on course and  you will join in the complete hut assembly process.   The course aims to show you how to assemble all aspects of the ‘flat-pack’ hut and cost £600 for four days (inc VAT)

NEXT HUT BUILDING COURSE –  21 TO 23 NOVEMBER 2018 – please email for further details.

We can also restore or replace iron work for shepherd hut restoration projects.
You can see examples of our shepherd’s huts at Fransham Forge, including a lavishly restored 1910 contactors van we currently use as student accommodation.