Houses

How We Work

We approach designing and building your oak frame house as a collaborative project, with you at the center. Our designers, constructors and other specialists all work together to ensure
that we deliver spectacular oak frame houses through enjoyable projects everyone can be proud of, on time and on budget.

From your earliest ideas and aspirations, through feasibility and concept designs, to planning permission, building regulations and construction, our end to end service provides everything you need for your complete oak frame house right through to moving in day.

We’ll look after everything while you choose your level of involvement. One of the biggest fears at the start of a project to build your own home is whether the end result will be what you expect. With us, the plans won’t get off the drawing board until you are happy that it is exactly what you want and you have a very good indication of how much it will cost.

While no two projects are exactly alike, a typical process might consist of the following stages:

  1. The first thing we do is to review whether your project is likely to gain planning consent by consulting with planners and reviewing local planning guidelines.
  2. Once we’re confident of the planning parameters, then we’ll meet with you to capture an initial design brief from your ideas – and ours if you’d like them – and we’ll make sure we fully
    understand the scope and size of the project.
  3. After we’ve reviewed the design brief with you, we’ll produce an initial estimate for the construction cost of your beautiful new oak frame house.
  1. Now your project really starts to come to life: we prepare concept designs for your feedback.
  2. We then work closely with you to design your home just the way you want it, making sure the specifications include all the details for the way you like to live.
  3. Once you’re delighted with the designs, we’ll prepare the planning drawings, make the planning submission and closely monitor its progress.
  4. With planning approved, we’ll prepare a full specification list and detailed technical package so you have control over all the fixtures and fittings which will provide the important finishing touches.
  5. We’ll then confirm a fixed price and construction timetable so you’ll know exactly what to expect and when each stage will be finished.
  6. Building starts! We’ll oversee and manage everything on site to ensure the smooth running of your project, ensuring all the details you specified are implemented just as you want them. You choose how involved you would like to be throughout the build process.
  7. It’s yours! Time to hand you the keys to your dream oak frame home.