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Watch A Video Of A Modern Oak Frame

It can be easy to get caught up in the details of the timber frame self build process, to the extent that you can forget about the original vision that sparked everything off. But what will your home look like once the builders have left and the grass has finally grown? We hope...
Douglas fir and black steel barn conversion

An Innovative Timber Frame Barn Conversion

Nestled between steep Devon hills is a barn conversion that is quietly pushing the boundaries of timber frame engineering. Sarah and Tom, architects from London based practise, Type, have undertaken the conversion of a traditional stone and timber frame barn for Tom’s parents to...
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Oak Framed Houses Open Days

Many thanks to Anthony and Darren for showing budding self-builders around their oak framed home last weekend, in all about sixty-odd visitors! Some great feedback: Can we say a very big thanks to you and your team for arranging this open day. The hospitality of yourselves and...
Build It Magazine Front Cover October 2015

Build It Magazine Feature Two Carpenter Oak Homes

A true testament to the diversity enabled when building with an oak frame, Build It magazine have featured two contrasting Carpenter Oak self-build homes. In October’s issue, David and Jenny Spillane’s recently completed modern oak framed home took front-page status; wowing...
Vickie Ward Outside her Carpenter Oak Timber Framed Eco Cabin

Timber Frame Blog

Are you considering embarking on your own self-build timber framed journey?  Below we have a few clients currently in the middle of their projects, who are dedicating some time towards giving an honest insight into the highs and lows of becoming a self-builder. Take a look at...

Self Build Open Day in Cheshire: 4th-5th December 2015

In December we will be hosting another Self Build Open Day at Anthony Higham and Darren Findlow’s house in Cheshire. Anthony and Darren will be a great help to anyone thinking of a self build as they managed the whole project themselves, despite being first time self builders!...
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Timber Frame Extensions at the Self Build and Design Show- Exeter

Join us at the Self Build and Design Show, 12-13th September 2015, Westpoint, Exeter Have you had a house full of visitors this summer? If so you might be thinking how useful it would be to have a bit more space for entertaining – a larger living area for example, that could...
Interrupted tie truss at Rick Stein's Cornish Arms

Oak Frame Cornwall – Rick Stein Cornish Arms

Rick Stein’s Cornish Arms gets the Carpenter Oak treatment If you’d like to experience the beauty of an oak frame in Cornwall, take a trip to Rick Stein’s Cornish Arms in St Merryn, near Padstow. Rick’s son Ed has recently overseen the build of an oak framed extension to the pub,...
Dream Devon Home Magazine Oak Framed Counting House on Dartmoor

Devon Home Magazine Features Dartmoor Counting House

The oak framed Counting House, set in beautiful surroundings on Dartmoor, is  featured in Dream Devon Home this month. Read Mike and Zoe’s journey through uncovering surprising features and how this led to the use of an oak framed extension. Useful contacts mentioned in...