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:
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.
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!
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
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!