Posted on: 12th April 2021 | Comments: 0 Comments

Underfloor heated outbuilding on awards shortlist

A shed equipped with underfloor heating that was built to kickstart a yoga business has received a nomination for a national award.

Geraint and Melissa Nicholas started their personal project to construct a yoga cabin back in March last year. The labour of love was built by Geraint for his wife, a dedicated yoga instructor, after he promised to create a private studio for her.

After a year of work, the cabin has been completed, costing £12,000 in total. When lockdown lifts, classes will be held in the cabin, where attendees can enjoy expert instruction in pilates and yoga. Melissa commented to the Daily Gazette:

“By May 2020, the project was well under way, with plans drawn up, materials sourced, and site prepped for the build. Although lockdown 2020 had its issues, we had time and weather to make a great start.”

Neighbours around the village of Gosfield, where the couple live, gave them equipment for the project, enabling them to remove the existing patio and lay the foundations. Sourcing building supplies wasn’t easy, with many stores closed, but they managed to acquire what was needed.

Family members pitched in helping with the rafters before the couple added some cutting-edge features, including an integrated sound system and smart lighting. Underfloor heating was also installed so classes can run all year round, offering those taking part plenty of warmth while performing floor exercises.

The couple’s hard work hasn’t gone unrewarded, however, as the cabin has been shortlisted in a national competition called “The Shed of the Year 2021”.

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