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Wishbone Cottage

If they can do it, you can! Here’s a perfect example of how we can help you with your oak framed self build home, and proof that you don’t need to be an expert builder with decades of experience.

Wishbone Cottage

If they can do it, you can! Here’s a perfect example of how we can help you with your oak framed self build home, and proof that you don’t need to be an expert builder with decades of experience.

Take a look at Jean and Phil’s project which started with the simple aim of building a beautiful, interesting and individual house. Jean and Phil loved the look and feel of natural wood and had some ideas about aesthetics and design and engaged a local architect to take them through the planning process. Communicating with us at all times, they ended up with a design that was compatible with an oak frame, and once planning permission had been achieved, appointed Castle Ring Oak Frame to design, build and erect the oak structure.

Jean and Phil decided to “wrap” the oak frame with sip panels so we worked closely with the sip provider to agree on the necessary detailing

With the arrival of the oak, we could then get to work crafting the frame in the workshop – a process that took about 6 weeks. We were really happy to invite Jean and Phil down for the day to see their frame taking shape and to show them how we work

With the frame complete, and the excitement rising, we transported the 15 tons of oak components up to Yorkshire for the final raising. Jean and Phil had organised the groundworks ready to receive the frame, and over two perfect days, we were able to raise the frame on site with the aid of a crane

It was a truly memorable experience for all involved.

With the frame erected, Jean and Phil project managed the rest of the build, including the sip installation, and eventually completed their stunning home. Not bad for complete new build novices!

‘This time last year building an oak framed house seemed nothing more than a pipe dream, until we came across Rob and  ‘Castle Ring Oak’.  We were totally inspired by the oak framed house that Rob had built for himself and for his passion and knowledge. From initial idea discussions and design to final product we have been guided, advised and kept informed the whole way through. To be able to visit the workshop during manufacture of our frame was a fantastic experience.

Rob is such a pleasure to deal with and the ‘raising of the oak frame’ is a time we will never forget.  Rob, Jake and Sam felt like they became part of our family for those few days and we thoroughly enjoyed their company.  For all of us, husband and boyfriends alike to be allowed to be actively ‘hands on’ in the creating of the heart of our new home is something we will always remember. Once the frame was up I commented to my daughter  ‘ we don’t need to put any pictures or paintings on the walls because the oak frame is the art’ . This is so true, what Rob and Castle Ring Oak create are true works of art and craftsmanship.

We are still smiling in Yorkshire and we could write a book with the comments of admiration from everyone that has seen it. Wishing you all the very best’
– Jean & Phil

Brief

  • New-build
  • Three bedroom 170m2
  • L-shaped one and a half storey house with dormers
  • Internal oak frame with sip walls and roof
  • Self-build clients who trusted us to come up with a unique frame design
  • Jowled posts, raised collars and interrupted tie beams
  • Extensive curved bracing and wind bracing
  • An affordable oak frame with a feeling of space and grandeur

Timings

  • Workshop – 6 weeks
  • On site – 2 days

Do you want a quick quote?
Or to discuss your project?

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.

castleringoakframe@gmail.com 01547 560 231
Castlering Wood, Beggars Bush, Evenjobb, Powys, LD8 2PB