Cabins and Timber Structures

Whether you need some extra space or are designing a new project from scratch, we can help with that! If you are looking for a garden office, a holiday cabin, a timber extension or an energy efficient timber building, we can design smaller projects ourselves or are equally happy to work in partnership with your architect.

Here are some examples of completed projects:

Studio Cabin

finished cabin with Lindab guttering
setting out for the new cabin
levelling the floor frame
building the frame
the frame is up
external wood fibre insulation is up
aluminium framed windows and doors are in
laying random width oak boards
electricity and outside light is installed
fitting internal wall finish
spacious feel inside
Sketchup model of the cabin
looks like the CAD model!
Cabin complete with decorations and steps!
finished cabin with Lindab guttering
setting out for the new cabin
levelling the floor frame
building the frame
the frame is up
external woodfibre insulation is up
aluminium framed windows and doors are in
laying random width oak boards
electricity and outside light is installed
fitting internal wall finish
spacious feel inside
Sketchup model of the cabin
looks like the CAD model!
Cabin complete with decorations and steps!
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finished cabin with Lindab guttering
setting out for the new cabin
levelling the floor frame
building the frame
the frame is up
external woodfibre insulation is up
aluminium framed windows and doors are in
laying random width oak boards
electricity and outside light is installed
fitting internal wall finish
spacious feel inside
Sketchup model of the cabin
looks like the CAD model!
Cabin complete with decorations and steps!
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This project’s aim was to build a cabin that could provide an extra outside room, feel spacious inside, used environmentally friendly materials and was well insulated. We also dismantled the old cabin that was already there, reused as much timber from it as possible in the new cabin and built a 3-bay garden compost bin with the rest. We used eco-friendly internal and external wood fibre insulation, which minimises cold-bridging, making the cabin very well insulated. The doors and windows are aluminium framed, which is the most durable option for the Devon weather! Externally the cabin has larch shiplap cladding, painted charcoal black with external Osmo wax-oil. The internal floor is made from reclaimed pine timber boards, oiled with interior Osmo white.

Holiday Cabin

Finished cabin clad with larch shiplap
Cabin - before
taking down the rotten bits
preparing ground for foundations
Rowena and the whacker plate
setting out with laser level
walls
Fixing roof trusses
window and door openings
refurbished part is weather tight
roof complete
Finished cabin clad with larch shiplap
Cabin – before
taking down the rotten bits
preparing ground for foundations
Rowena and the whacker plate
setting out with laser level
walls
Fixing roof trusses
window and door openings
refurbished part is weather tight
roof complete
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Finished cabin clad with larch shiplap
Cabin - before
taking down the rotten bits
preparing ground for foundations
Rowena and the whacker plate
setting out with laser level
walls
Fixing roof trusses
window and door openings
refurbished part is weather tight
roof complete
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This beautiful cabin needed some restoration work being done. It was originally built in the 1940’s and hadn’t seen much updating since the 1970’s. So we set to work and took down the rotten part and repaired the saveable bits. The client wanted the outside to be as maintenance free as possible, so we removed all of the old cladding and replaced it with larch shiplap cladding. The structure is now stable and sound, with a beautiful new kitchen, bedroom and bathroom and has been given a whole new lease of life for decades to come!

Garden Playroom

 cabin finished and windows oiled
We made use of every inch of space...
site excavated and levelled
Just need a little more space!...
building the walls to our CAD design
Walls going up
Green larch cladding is going on the walls
Playroom Interior
Playroom Interior
Cabin from the back
cabin finished and windows oiled
We made use of every inch of space…
site excavated and levelled
Just need a little more space!…
building the walls to our CAD design
Walls going up
Green larch cladding is going on the walls
Playroom Interior
Playroom Interior
Cabin from the back
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cabin finished and windows oiled
We made use of every inch of space...
site excavated and levelled
Just need a little more space!...
building the walls to our CAD design
Walls going up
Green larch cladding is going on the walls
Playroom Interior
Playroom Interior
Cabin from the back
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Our clients wanted to maximise their available space in the garden to provide some extra play space. This sweet little garden playroom does exactly that. We insulated it to very high standards so that it can be used all year round. It’s an ideal solution when the kids are growing and need a little more space…

Energy efficient traditional Timber Framed House

Energy efficient traditional timber framed house
Raising the timber frame with a roust-about crane
fixing frame with pegs
ground and first floors raised
Timber frame complete
Fixing Rafters
attaching to party wall
Roofing
fitting Velux and slates
upper floors finshed
Back view overhang
Back view
Front view
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Energy efficient traditional timber framed house
Raising the timber frame with a roust-about crane
fixing frame with pegs
ground and first floors raised
Timber frame complete
Fixing Rafters
attaching to party wall
Roofing
fitting Velux and slates
upper floors finshed
Back view overhang
Back view
Front view
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Yes – we built this house from scratch. We started with digging out the site to lay the foundations and worked up from there! We had to overcome numerous difficulties with this build, one of them attaching to a granite rubble party wall with the neighbouring house. Another was to incorporate the (probably) biggest cantilever in Devon! We also wanted to make it as energy efficient as possible, so we built an air tight design with an MVHR (Mechanical Ventilation and Heat Recovery ) unit inside the house for amazing air quality without the heat loss. So this house is where traditional meets the modern, with super comfortable living, high energy efficiency and pretty low bills!