Posted on: 2nd August 2013

Carpenter Oak Ltd have worked in partnership with frame designer Cameron Scott to produce this exciting frame, which has won two awards! BEST TIMBER FRAME HOUSE AND BEST INTERIORS in The Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Award Winners 2012  and it’s also featured in the Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine 2012.

James and Claudia Gray had previously been refused planning permission on the former World War airbase, however the integrity and uniqueness of a timber frame, combined with the use of cutting edge steel tension rods, certainly helped towards the success of the second application. The design was sensitive to the context of the site, which had been occupied by the USAF 381st Bombardment Group:

“We didn’t want to build a traditional timber frame house,” explains James. “It wouldn’t have been appropriate here surrounded by all these Nissen huts. I was listening to Cameron talk about introducing steel ties and curved roofing into timber systems and it just clicked.”