It all began in 1979 with one man’s fascination for oak-framed buildings. Seeing centuries-old barns and sheds dotted across Sussex in a state of disrepair, his fascination became an obsession.
Over the coming years he bought several farm buildings, and with the help of his son, removed cladding, drew up frame plans, numbered timbers, disassembled and rebuilt them on his own land.
By 1983 he had lovingly restored and converted two small barns, a large, two storey barn and a cattle shed. This hands-on knowledge, combined with a background in modern construction was the humble beginnings of the UK’s leading oak-framed specialists.
In 2005 the founder retired and handed over responsibility to his son; the same son who had learned all about oak-framed buildings as a 10 year old boy.
From its outset, English Heritage Buildings specialised in new builds utilising ancient building techniques. Oak framing and traditional English craftsmanship remain
the backbone of the company to this day.