When Norfolk-based hut builder, The English Shepherds Hut Co, was looking for a product that would enhance the exterior of their bespoke huts, they turned to Osmo UK to provide them with a hardwearing, weather resistant, and aesthetically pleasing wood finish.
The English Shepherds Hut Co has manufactured shepherd huts for the past seven years. Originally designed to accommodate shepherds guarding their flock, the huts are now used in a range of residential and commercial settings including luxury accommodation. By combining tradition with comfort, The English Shepherds Hut Co create bespoke huts tailored to individual requirements. The made to order huts consist of cedar, larch or redwood cladding and can be built in a range of sizes. Once built, they are hand-finished by a team of skilled craftsmen in the company workshop in Norfolk.
Protection of exterior wood is of the upmost importance as the colour can fade after harmful UV rays damage the lining within the wood. With this in mind, The English Shepherds Hut Co applies Osmo UV-Protection-Oil Extra 420 to the huts. This finish delays the greying process by shielding the wood against harmful UV rays, algae and fungal decay. Additionally, it ensures a professional finish that will enhance and protect wood for many years to come. Osmo UK finishes are also used inside the huts on kitchen worktops and wooden shelves to complement the classic wooden interior.
“It was important to us to use high quality materials to reflect our premium price-point” comments Rob, Operations Manager at The English Shepherd Hut Co. “We’ve been using Osmo finishes for around three years now – and haven’t looked back. What I like about Osmo UK is the standard of finish, the clear coating enhances the natural wood grain without discolouration, peeling or flaking”.
Osmo UV-Protection-Oil contains active ingredients perfectly blended in order to reduce algae and fungal decay and provide optimal protection during winter periods. The finish is absorbed in to the wood, preventing it from drying or becoming brittle. The finish does not crack, flake, peel or blister and provides a clear satin finish. The water and dirt resistant oil reduces wood swelling or shrinkage, protecting the surface for many years to come.
The product is extremely easy to apply, two coats are needed for untreated timber whereas only one is required for surface renewal. The product can be applied evenly by flat brush or roller and dries within 12 hours. Osmo UV-Protection-Oil provides hard-wearing protection against UV rays whilst improving the overall appearance of the exterior timber.