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A workshop with views over the River Derwent

1 March 2021


A retired couple wanted to reclaim their spare room for guests and family, which meant moving the textile art equipment out. They contacted The One Stop Shed Shop, a Fair Dinkum Sheds authorised distributor, to create an art studio on their gently undulating block, overlooking Tasmania’s River Derwent.

Paul and Jan Purdon and the team at The One Stop Shed Shop offer a complete, end-to-end service for designing, supplying, and installing sheds, including managing council approvals. Based in Hobart, The One Stop Shed Shop delivers a stress-free shed experienced engineered specifically for the harsh Tasmanian conditions. It leverages national buying power through Fair Dinkum Sheds, and is a ShedSafe-accredited supplier, which is a guarantee of excellence.

The couple lives on a 24-acre block dedicated to native bush and wildlife. The wife is a textile artist whose work includes natural plant dyeing and sewing. She needs good light and space for cutting tables, rinsing, and fabric preparation. She had previously been using the spare room for this, and the space was becoming cluttered, making it difficult for them to welcome guests and family members to stay. The couple wanted a dedicated space, located some distance from the main house, for creative pursuits.

The One Stop Shed Shop built a fully insulated shed in COLORBOND® Monument with a lean-to out the front that provides a sheltered seating space. The shed measures 4.2 metres by six metres by 2.4 metres. It has two sliding doors and a personal access door, with great light and a view over the river.

The husband said, “The shed is in an environmentally friendly location away from the main house and is conducive to creativity. It was important for the space to be cosy and comfortable, including being warm in winter. We particularly like the lean-to that’s built into the design, which gives it a homely feel.”

The One Stop Shed Shop managed all aspects of the shed’s construction from creating concrete footings and managing council approvals to connecting power to the shed and plastering the walls. The owners elected to paint the internal walls themselves.

Paul Purdon, owner/operator, The One Stop Shed Shop, said, “The clients approached us with something a little bit different They wanted a corrugated shed with a lean-to out the front that would protect the studio from the sunlight and heat in summer but allow warmth and light to shine through in the winter. It’s an awesome-looking shed.”

The One Stop Shed Shop made the process easy for the clients, who said, “The team was a very close-knit organisation that had good coordination with all the trades. Everything was well timed. They built an excellent rapport with us, with personalised service. The One Stop Shed Shop is a well set-up outfit that we’ve been pleased to recommend to friends.”