February 2018

Work begins on Rob’s workshop

Workshop drawings, marked up.Gable end layoutRear wall assembly in the workshopA-frame trussEnglish tying joint. Post detailEnglish tying jointCutting the mortice angleMarking up for offset pegsRoof layout in the workshopPrincipal raftersReady for site construction

December 2017

All complete at the fishermans cottage.

Happily moved in at the fishermans cottage. Warm and cosy.

Rob’s workshop

Elevations for the oak workshop3D depiction of the oak frameLooking at the workshop through the large gable end doorsView over orchard with the oak shutters closed

On reaching retirement Rob, a highly skilled engineer wanted a special workshop built with ancient timber engineering skills in which he can use his engineering in the future. […]

October 2017

The Balcony goes up

After some tricky detailing on the face frame the balcony is put into place. All the existing joinery and the new pieces lock into place perfectly.

August 2017

Walls, external finish, roofing and the Oak lantern at Stable cottage

The walls are insulated with 120mm insulation, breather membrane then battened and finished with cement board and silicone based render. Doors are grey aluminium frames and sliding doors are German.

Oak lantern with Walnut centre piece. 4 seasons double glazedunits.

July 2017

Creation of oak framed balcony to new build house

I was asked to look at a leaky face frame on a south facing gable to a new home. The face frame had been installed incorrectly so it was decided to not only change the face frame but creat a balcony extending the width of the gable at the same time. All of which […]

Groundworks continue at Stable cottage

A complex beam and raft foundation was required as the house is in a potential flood plain and the foundation neede to be built over a main sewer and tied to the existing (debatable!!) house foundation. All taking place in a very restricted area.

The shell composedof 6×2 softwood framework is then erected and the […]

June 2017

New oak frame porch and entrance hall

Project to ceate a new entrance hall with double doors front and back. All to be in keeping with the original building including patterned quarry tile floor and rosemary clay tile roof.

May 2017

Work begins at Stable cottage



April 2017

Maple fronted tallboy