for most men usually signals the start of a love affair with
beards, Scottish Malts, and reclining easy chairs.
Birdcrafts' master-craftsman John Schofield, however, is not
While the whiskers and Whisky have won through, John wasn't
quite ready to put his feet up, and what started as a reason
to escape the wife for a few hours in the shed, has grown
into a fully fledged cottage industry.
And it's that one-man-band mentality which has seen Birdcraft
go from strength to strength.
Now employing his sons, Oliver and Nigel, Birdcraft is truly a family
business; producing the highest quality products associated
with big business but with the love and attention of a father
and son team.
So it's no wonder Birdcrafts' dovecotes and birdtables can
be seen in gardens across the UK and Europe and as far away
The only thing that worries John is; what does he do when