Shepherd Hut - Patricia Deluxe

 
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susanna
Jun 4, 2021
"Deluxe"? In my opinion, most certainly not.

There are certainly some good things about this shepherds hut but it is really let down by the fact that a) only one window opens, b) the window opens inwards, and c) by the quality of the doors and fittings. I have also been very unimpressed by Tuin customer service.

a) Only one of the three main windows opens, so you have to open a whole door to get any kind of through draught - and you can only open the door fully. As I use the hut as an office, I am constantly opening/closing the door to stop it being stuffy and to regulate the temperature.

b) Even though it’s a small building, the one opening window opens inwards!!! It either tilts - thereby letting almost no air in - or opens fully - nothing in between. And because it opens inwards, it fouls up blinds and curtains making it far from ideal for our guests who stay in it overnight.

c) The quality of the doors is also very poor - they feel very flimsy indeed - as are the door and window fittings. The fittings on the window corroded within a matter of weeks.

So, all-in-all, I am pretty disappointed overall. I raised my concerns with Tuin and asked why they do not offer more opening windows as optional extras like other companies do, and why the windows open inwards etc. And the responses I have received suggest that they are completely uninterested in any feedback. They just say that this is how they are supplied.

I am using the hut as an all-year-round office and I am now getting quotes for replacing two of the windows and the doors with ones fit for purpose, thereby increasing the overall cost of the hut substantially. It’s also far from ideal to have to retrofit things which could have been offered as options to start off with.