We’ve been doing this for more than a decade. And, along the way, we’ve perfected the details and disciplines of a simple four-step process.
This is where the talking and listening happens.
We open up to each other. We get a feel for your hopes and fears, and also your budget. We find out the cast of characters involved (like builders, architects, engineers, and planning departments). And we get on top of the timescales.
By getting this step right, everything else falls naturally into place.
This is where the creativity begins.
We interpret your thoughts. Generally, we work closely with your architect. We come up with the design concept. We translate it into technical drawings. And, each step of the way, we make sure you’re grinning.
Of course, if you’re not 100% delighted with the evolution of the design, we go back to the drawing board.
This is where the scribes and chisels come out.
Many timber framing firms use computer controlled cutting machines (so called CNC technology). We’re more old school. We prefer age-old carpentry techniques that respect the natural grain of the timber. It’s something we’re a bit obsessive about (we even handcraft our own wooden pegs).
You’re always welcome to come down to the workshop to see it taking shape and lend a hand.
This is a sight that will stay with you forever.
If you’ve never been to a timber frame raising, you’re in for a real treat. Once the site is prepared, the crafted timber components arrive. Then, over the next day or so, the timber skeleton takes shape. And, once it’s all in place, the wooden pegs are knocked in.
You’d be surprised how quickly this all happens. In just a few hours an unremarkable-looking stack of timber is transformed into the body of your new home.
We are extremely pleased with the oak frame installed at Fordhall Organic Farm by Castle Ring Oak. The craftmanship is staggering, not a nail or screw used. The oak canopy really sets our building apart from the rest – truly beautiful. Thank youREAD ALL OUR TESTIMONIALS
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.