Raffles probably have the greatest experience in the country in restoring historic buildings of this type and we are always happy to consult about the condition and advise on the possible work required to restore them.


It is our aim to produce a simple contract that leaves no confusion about the work to be done and the method of payment. We can also tailor maintenance contracts to suit your needs.


Without affecting your statutory rights Raffles buildings are fitted with a brass registration plate so we can always be contacted if a problem should arise. Raffles don’t want problems just satisfied customers.


The Moss House in the Spring Gardens, Belvoir Castle.

Knuckle Bone preparation 1996

Romance In The Wilderness

The Second Heather House

The reconstruction of the 18th century Witches Hut at Hestercombe Gardens




We specialise in designing new and restoring historic summerhouses and garden structures with thatched roofs which blend in naturally and quickly to suit your garden and special requirements.

If you can consider the location and to what use you may want your building, for shade or sun, a special feature to enhance a view, for somewhere to store garden tools, pool or tennis court equipment, it will help in deciding on the type or style of building you are looking for or perhaps you have a design of your own then we can arrange a site visit to discuss the details with you.

We charge a nominal fee of £ 150 for a site visit within 150 miles of home. If one of our set designs from our catalogue is suited to your garden we will ask for a deposit to confirm the order.
We are happy to design for the individual, meeting the styles desired for the particular site. In this case we will indicate the total cost and a design fee will be charged.