Hello, my name is Mark Brown and during my childhood I was able to help my Father, a fourth generation carpenter, with two new house builds, two old house renovations and lots of hard work! I left school in 1991 to study building construction which was to prove very useful in both my early personal life and later professional life. I then spent twelve years working within the management team of a national retailer.
In 1998 my girlfriend and I purchased our first home together, which required considerable renovation, at considerable cost, so I went to work for her Father, whenever I could, at his garden building business.
Life carried on much the same until 2004, when I was now working full time for my now Father-in-Law, prior to his retirement, after which I took over as sole proprietor. This was a huge challenge, but I continued to work hard, gaining knowledge and experience and expanding my skill set. Since then I have made hundreds of bespoke garden buildings and poultry houses, put up lots of fences, constructed numerous garden features and repaired dozens of dilapidated sheds, please see my gallery.
I also gained a new hobby – keeping chickens! The products you see in the following pages are the result of hours of research, weeks of head scratching, months of time and years of experience. My handmade poultry houses are available at Hens Retreat.