Frequently Asked Questions

At Black Sheep Shepherd Huts, we pride ourselves on ensuring you are fully informed about every aspect of your hut. To find out more about our huts and what they offer, read our frequently asked questions section below, or contact us today on  01953 797042 or 07804 921 034 or at info@blacksheepshepherdhuts.co.uk

How Are the Huts Delivered?

Our huts are transported and delivered on large flatbed trucks. Once we arrive at the delivery site, we will use cranes to lift the hut and place it into position. Please ensure that you have the proper access for delivery. If you are in doubt, please contact us to discuss your delivery.

In some instances delivery using a large lorry is not possible, please discuss the options with us prior to placing and order.

What Services Do I Need for the Hut?

Currently, our huts are designed to be hooked up to all the primary services, so you will need a water supply, electrical supply (32amp), and a waste connection. We are also able to install chemical and compost toilets if required.

Off-grid huts are possible, please call we will be happy to discuss your requirements and supply a quote.

Can I change the layout of the Weekender.

Both the Weekender and the Studio have a certain degree of flexibility. Kitchen, bed, windows etc. can all be altered to some degree without incurring large costs. We will be happy to quote for any changes you require.

What is your guarantee?

Our aim is to offer a shepherds hut at a very realistic and affordable price, keeping the original upfront costs to a minimum means we offer a limited guarantee. Once sited and commissioned our huts should be in full working order with no major faults,

Do I Need Planning Permission for my Shepherd’s Hut?

Shepherd huts for private use do not usually require planning permission, but those used for commercial purposes do. If you are using your shepherd hut for rental purposes, you will likely need planning permission. If you are unsure about whether you need planning permission, speak to your local planning department. We strongly advise making the necessary inquiries before ordering your hut.

How Long Will the Hut Last?

If a hut is well maintained with regular painting and preventative repairs and maintenance, your hut should last for 20 years or more.

How Do I Maintain My Shepherd’s Hut?

Our huts are designed with minimal maintenance in mind but as a rule, keep the exterior woodwork well maintained and in good condition. The exterior cladding is easily removed if anything more invasive is ever needed and most work can be carried out easily by a competent tradesman.

Why Are Your Prices So Cheap?

Rather than thinking of our huts as “cheap”, we prefer to think of other huts as overpriced. Our off the shelf huts are built to an excellent standard and provide enough flexibility in design to help you make the hut your own, offering incredible value for money. We have templates and jigs to simplify our manufacturing and along with our bulk purchasing gives us the ability to offer a uniquely styled hut costing many thousands of pounds less than our competitors. 

Can I Use the Huts in Winter?

Each of our huts is fully insulated and are perfect for year-round use. The huts also offer the option of underfloor heating, ensuring your complete warmth and comfort in even the coldest temperatures.