You’re starting off on quite a journey and, unless you’ve done it before, there’s an awful lot to take in. In fact, even if you have done it before you’ll probably find that things have moved on considerably.
To help give you some inspiration and ideas, our project gallery contains stunning images of the many and varied bespoke timber frames constructed by English Brothers. Get in touch to discuss these in more detail.
Environmental responsibility has long been built into building regulations with a commitment to reduce carbon emissions over the years.
This year we’re attending the three key self build shows which, in our opinion, will offer you best value in terms of quality of exhibitors and focus on self-building.
BESPOKE TIMBER FRAME HOUSES. That’s what we do.
In other words, we’ll make a timber frame to your exact requirements. If you want curved walls, we’ll give you curved walls. If you want vaulted ceilings with exposed oak beams, we’ll make it happen. Anything is possible.
Our input to your project will depend upon the stage you’re at with it, and how much involvement you would like us to have.
Environmental responsibility has long been built into building regulations with a commitment to reduce carbon emissions over the years, and at English Brothers we take as many steps as we can to fulfil this responsibility.
It all began in 1847. ‘Gabriel, Wade & English’ was formed and imported timber into the busy port of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. The port is still used to import timber today, and English Brothers (as the company later became known) is still in Wisbech.
From design to planning and building regulations, our architectural designers will work closely with you to develop your ideas into a working concept and then into full-blown architectural plans ready for a planning application.
Everything you need to get your project moving can be found on the links below. From understanding Building Regulations and Planning Applications to finding the most suitable Architect to take your project forward, English Brothers can give you access to architectural designers, planning consultants, building regulation specialists, engineers and joiners – and best of all, you can chat to them directly throughout the project just by picking up the telephone.
The advantage of working with a bespoke timber frame company is that your ideas can turn into reality without compromise. When we say ‘anything is possible’, we mean it.
One of the biggest hurdles to overcome is the planning process. After all, you can’t go ahead unless you have planning approval.
Your home will need to comply with Building Regulations, and we can prepare the Building Regulations application for you if you wish.
Your bespoke timber frame will be manufactured according to an agreed specification.
We’re fortunate enough to have highly skilled joiners in-house. This allows us to seamlessly integrate bespoke joinery features into your timber frame.
Formerly a supply-only timber frame company we have been persuaded by our clients to provide more. Much more.
If you are an architect looking to work closely with a timber frame manufacturer, then we should talk.
Self build shows are a must, whether you’re just at the early stages of considering a self-build, or whether you have planning permission in place and are ready to go we can’t stress enough how important it is that you attend one.
All of the houses in this gallery were built as one-off homes, and we think that’s the way it should be. That’s why we design and manufacture a bespoke timber frame for our clients.