The drawings have been finalised and signed off, the footings have been dug and the blockwork completed in readiness to accept the frame. The oak has been delivered and the frame toiled over and manufactured in the workshop over 6 long weeks. Somehow or other it has been delivered on time down an impossibly narrow dead end lane, and 5 men and a crane are all ready to impress the clients and erect it in a seamless demonstration of fluid professionalism.
But then WHOOPS!
It turns out there is a discrepancy between the blockwork dimensions and the oak frame. A wall is in the wrong place. The builder blames the framer. The framer blames the builder. Then the builder and the framer realise the architect isn’t there so they can both legitimately blame the architect!
Once everyone has calmed down, and the ripples of this potentially disastrous revelation have subsided, the builder and the timber framer (being practical hands-on folk) work out a solution that doesn’t involve any bloodshed, and with a little on site remedial carpentry, the frame is adjusted.
If you're considering an oak framed building (or larch, or douglas fir), let's talk. We'll gladly put together an outline quote (completely free, with no strings attached). And we need very little information from you to do so.
Equally, we're always here, at the end of the phone, to talk through your ideas.