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Field Farm

Whitchurch, Shropshire

Here’s a green oak frame with a difference.

Field Farm

Whitchurch, Shropshire

Here’s a green oak frame with a difference.

Tim and Cindy live on an old previously restored farm near Whitchurch and by chance discovered the remains of an old stone spiral staircase under the vegetable patch in front of their gable end.

Intrigued and baffled, after much research, they deduced that their old farmhouse must have had an additional bay with a cellar that had disappeared mysteriously over time.

A keen architectural historian, Tim set about redesigning the missing wing of the house (no mean feat as the building was listed) and eventually obtained planning permission.

We were approached to see if we could help with the timber frame and leapt at the challenge. Tim had a clear idea of the frame design, but just needed it drawn up and fabricated.

The period details include a double-jettied gable with intricately carved bressumer mouldings, oriel window and bargeboards.

As with most of our frames, we try and do as much as possible in the workshop, although in this case more time than usual was spent on site, ensuring that the old, connected with the new as sensitively as possible.

The clients were really delighted with the result (so were we!) and we think you might struggle to identify the join…

Project Summary


  • Traditional three-storey extension to an old timber framed farmhouse
  • Client was looking for an exact match of style with brick infill panels
  • Period details – double jettied gable frame with intricate mouldings
  • Seamless connection to an existing building
  • Hand carved bressumer beams


  • Workshop – six weeks
  • On site – two days

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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.
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