Shed Awards

We are all very proud of our chairman Anthony (Will) Williams who was awarded Shed Volunteer of the Year at the UK Men’s Sheds Association annual event. HMIS were nominated for four awards. We are very proud that we won one: ‘Shed Volunteer of the Year’ and were shortlisted and came runner up in ‘Partnership […]

Mersey Vale dipping pond

Next up: We are repairing the platform over the pond and the bench nearby, which were destroyed when local youths decided to use the wood for a fire. Before     After (more photos to follow)

Heaton Norris Park Planters

We have been collaborating with the Friends of Heaton Norris Park to tackle the planters and bins that had been vandalised.   We used a table router to create bespoke rebated framework and exterior grade ply for the panels.   we primed, undercoated and applied 3 layers of oil based paint.  see the gallery below for […]

Insect Train – with Tithe Barn School

The children of Tithe Barn School designed an insect hotel for Heaton Chapel Station, the chosen design was of a train going across the stockport viaduct. Heatons’ Men in Sheds took the designs and made it into a 3D model and constructed it on the station platform.

Repairs and Maintenance at Heaton Moor Park

On Monday 13th May we spent the day in the park, doing maintenance to 3 main areas The Woodland Walk – some of the stumps had rotten and so we replaced them. The Pavillion – the roof as covered with moss, the gutters were full, and the downspouts were flaking and rusting.  our next job […]

Brownies woodworking badges and mothers day presents.

Heatons’ Men in sheds were asked to help the 3rd Heaton Chapel Brownies with their wood working skills badges. They wanted to make some string art as mother’s day presents. Heatons’ men in sheds helped by cutting the wood to size, sanding them, and lending the brownies a bunch of hammers.

Stockport Local Fund

Heatons Men In Sheds is delighted to have been awarded £480 from Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council.    This money will be used to buy tools for our wood workshop. To attract the members, who are mainly retired; unable to wotk; or new to the area, Heatons’ Men In Sheds have built a woodworking shop in […]

Donated Wood Lathe

We are delighted to have had a Record Power lathe donated to the shed, by a member of the public who wishes to remain anonymous.    Many of the members have not used one before, but the ones that had showed everyone the basics.   We spent a couple of hours making lots of sawdust, and […]