Quality Oak Timer Frames

The builder of Quality , Bespoke timber frames now has a blog.
This site will keep you upto date with all the new projects that I am Creating.
Based in Devon but will build anywhere

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Catching up on cool stuff

I've been real slack with my GoodWood Blog, so here is a quick up to date view of my flat out-busyness 
Above and below is a lovely pump room for a pool . 
The frame is oak and the weatherboard is sweet chestnut . 

Oak pergola and glazed veranda . 

A bloody amazing table that I made for a good friend. Chocolate Pete made the yolks (triple trees if your a merkin.) for my choppa so I owed him something equally cool. I think I may have nailed it , even if I do say so myself. 

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Oak timber frame conservatory by GoodWood frames

This is a new consevatory that I have just finished building . 
It's replaced an existing one that was cold or hot and falling down . 
All from solid fresh sawn oak

At least we had some sun whilst putting it up. 
This was what it looked like befor. 

Friday, 8 January 2016

It's been a long while.

It has been a very long time since I have posted on this blog. I haven't been sat idle , I've been workin my Arse off. 
Above. Is Mike using his new boat house for the job it was intended for.

Roof now finished with alovely lead detail
Me working hard. And wearing a T'Shirt in end of December. 
Oak door I made for the boathouse.
Glazed Veranda that we made for the main house ( where the boat house is)

A lovely glazed conservatory in the making for some very lucky costomers 
The bog seat got stolen in my local pub so I made them a new one for the price of a meal. Ummmmm yum. 
I have had loads of interest so I think there will be more made for you lucky few . Stay posted 

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Louvred windows, and oak frame houses

These last 2weeks I've been jumping between projects . 
The first is these louvred windows that I am making for the Boathouse. They are western red cedar and there will 4 of these double openable windows and 3 single non-opening windows.
These windows have been a good stretch for my brain. Making templates for my router and trying to come up with the most eficient use of the table saw to quickly produce these.

This is veranda that Was built by the company I used to work for . But I have been commissioned to add studs and glaze the open end to make it a more useable room.
I'm just waiting for the glass now.

This is a two storey extension that I am building at the moment . It's very difficult to get a flattering photo as it is surrounded by scaffold. I am also waiting for some glass for this , then I can glaze the screen that you see below. 

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Salcombe timber boathouse

I've been so bloody flat out with getting this boat house to this stage ( quite a drive so it's early mornings and late nights) . But it is at the end of stage 2 now. 

Most of the western red cedar weaterboarding is on . The clients went for a black die , that I wasn't that keen on a first but now I think it looks bloody fantastic. 
It's instantly given it a Nordic - been up for centuries look and it realy makes the frame stand out. 

Now that most of the direct glazing is fitted and the roof is nearly done  it's my time to spend some quality time in the workshop building Stairs, Louverd windows and A Door. 

Monday, 20 July 2015

Stairway from Devon

A while ago I made some stairs for the clients at the boat house ( for a different part of the building) . They have finally been assembled and are looking pretty cool.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Oak Frame Boat House . Week one.

This week we put together the boat house. 
This is a project that I have been designing and working toward for nearly a year. 
We had to meet the spider crane at 5am as we were going to block the road for a few hours as we lifted all the timber down onto the slab.
Redneck travelling. It's always fun to ride on a trailor

Lifting the oak down onto the slab . The thought of getting this timber onto a very hard to reach site gave me many sleepless nights, but it went like clockwork. 
1st components of frame going up. Of coarse it was going to fit. 

This was my office for the week and will continue to be that way for the newt few weeks. Due to my leg still being week I have to direct and not be fitting. It's driving me nuts but I can't rush the leg mending.
Watching my team working hard gives me a great feeling . Well done fellas, it's almost worth all the crap and piss taking that I have to put up with.
Bodders "Topping off" the frame . This keeps the spirits away . We only do this if the clients bring us lots of tea and biscuits.
Last day this week and it pissed down. 
Never mind , plenty more days to come. Keep posted.