Established over 30 years ago, we are a trusted family run business specialising in the design, build & installation of custom built high quality Sheds & Garden Buildings across Gloucestershire; Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud, Tewkesbury, Cirencester & The Cotswolds and The Forest of Dean

As seen on BBC’s DIY SOS!

In Spring 2015, the production team of popular BBC One makeover series DIY SOS appealed for help from tradespeople and businesses across Gloucestershire to transform the Cheltenham home of inspiring disabled athlete Scott Jones and his family.

dan-diysosWe were quick to volunteer to take part in the project having heard the DIY SOS Team’s appeal in the local press and were delighted to be selected to take part in the makeover and to meet Scott and his family.

In August 2015, our team from Fords Garden Buildings joined the DIY SOS team, suppliers and volunteers to spend 9 days transforming the Jones’ family home, creating an independent space for Scott and a wheelchair accessible garden.

We supplied and installed a high quality Apex model garden shed and also updated the family’s existing Summerhouse with the addition of a smart new shingle roof. Our team also helped with other aspects of the garden makeover, working together with other volunteers to ensure the project was able to finish on schedule.

DIY SOS presenter Nick Knowles gave his thanks to all those involved in the project for a “fantastic week” in Cheltenham.

Speaking about the project, Knowles explained, “We really couldn’t have had more support from the local people and all the neighbours. The work has run pretty smoothly thanks to all our incredible volunteers and suppliers. We’ve often had more than 80 people working on site, all giving their time for free. The whole team hope that this is life-changing for Scott and his family. We’ve made some dramatic changes to the house and I think they will be amazed at the transformation.”

It was a memorable experience for Dan Baker and the rest of the Fords Garden Buildings team and a real privilege to meet Scott and his family.

Since the DIY SOS project was completed we have received some very kind personal messages from the Jones family:

“Thank you (Fords) so much for your help! It literally means everything to my family and I.”
Scott Jones

“To all at Fords, just to reiterate what Scott has said, Scott’s life has been transformed as a result of the generosity of yourselves and all the other tradesmen and women and we’ll never be able to thank you all enough.”
Liz Jones

We are so pleased to hear how the makeover has benefited Scott and his family. We thoroughly enjoyed our DIY SOS experience and it was fantastic to see local tradespeople working alongside each other with such great team spirit and comradery. It really was our pleasure to be able to play a small part in the project and to help such an inspiring young man and his family.

We would like to wish Scott and his family all the very best for the future and we look forward to seeing the full transformation when DIY SOS: The Big Build airs on Tuesday 20th September at 9pm on BBC One.

More about disabled athlete Scott Jones

scottAs a child, student Scott Jones suffered a series of strokes caused by a tumour, which eventually left him paralysed from the chest down, and wheelchair bound for life. As a boy, he showed incredible promise in athletics and on the rugby field, and had hoped to have a successful career as a sportsman. He was told by doctors however, that following his strokes he would never play rugby again. Scott battled Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Depression as a teenager, but being highly ambitious and competitive, he has gone on to win gold medals and set world records in Shot Put. He has represented Great Britain in international competitions, and he now has his sights set on the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.

GOOD LUCK SCOT! From all of the team here at Fords Garden Buildings

Why choose Fords?

We are a small family run Gloucester based business that prides itself on the high quality of our products, our workmanship and the personal service that we provide to every customer.

Customise Your Building

We can customise your shed or garden building with any of the following: Interior Shelving/Staging, Tool and Bike racks, Guttering, Insulation, Electrical Supply, Lighting – Interior/Exterior, Additional Security- Heavy Duty Locks and Security Lighting

Bespoke Buildings

All of our buildings are built to order, so whether you’re looking for a Garden Studio, Home Office, Summerhouse or new Garden Shed, we can create the perfect building to meet your requirements.

Shed Recycling

Do you have an old shed or garden building that you want to dispose of? Don’t bin it! Let us recycle it for you!

Why choose Fords?

We are a small family run Gloucester based business that prides itself on the high quality of our products, our workmanship and the personal service that we provide to every customer.

Customise Your Building

We can customise your shed or garden building with any of the following: Interior Shelving/Staging, Tool and Bike racks, Guttering, Insulation, Electrical Supply, Lighting – Interior/Exterior, Additional Security- Heavy Duty Locks and Security Lighting

Bespoke Buildings

All of our buildings are built to order, so whether you’re looking for a Garden Studio, Home Office, Summerhouse or new Garden Shed, we can create the perfect building to meet your requirements.

Shed Recycling

Do you have an old shed or garden building that you want to dispose of? Don’t bin it! Let us recycle it for you!

Sorry, we are not currently taking new orders

Due to experiencing unprecedented demand over the past few months we are now fully booked for building deliveries and installations until May 2021.

As a result we have made the difficult decision to temporarily stop accepting new orders for the time being so that we can concentrate on fulfilling all existing orders whilst maintaining our high customer service standards.

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Thank you for your patience and understanding.

With best wishes from the team at Fords Garden Buildings

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