Posted on: 27th October 2015

Are you considering embarking on your own self-build timber framed journey?  Below we have a few clients currently in the middle of their projects, who are dedicating some time towards giving an honest insight into the highs and lows of becoming a self-builder. Take a look at these timber frame blogs…


Darren Findlow and Anthony Higham


Darren Findlow and his partner Anthony knew they wanted an oak framed home from the moment they stepped into the Carpenter Oak Ltd Show Barn. They are first-time self-builders, who have just finished constructing an energy efficient oak framed house.

Read their fantastic blog here!


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Joe Shimbart

joe-shimbart-profile2-314x200Joe is creating an energy efficient oak framed house, while merging the best features of all his favourite types of buildings; combining the solidarity of an old timber framed cottage with the style of the Georgian period, while maintaining the comfort of the 1980’s style house he grew up in.

Follow Joe’s progress on his website or on the Homebuilding and Renovating website.


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Ash Theasby

ash-theasby-profile-314x200Ash is installing  two oak roofs and an oak porch from Carpenter Oak Ltd, as part of his plan to transform an old industrial building in a conservation area, and replace it with a traditional cottage style home.

Read more here.


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Vickie Ward

happy-vickie-outside-cabin-314x200Vickie has already completed phase one of her self-build Douglas Fir frame home, in the form of a micro cabin! This ingenious design by Roderick James Architects means that the cabin, which Vickie is now living in, will eventually form part of the final house. No need for unsightly leaky caravans – much to the planners approval, who gave a positive thumbs up way ahead of timescales.

Find out more on Vickie’s blog.



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