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Oxted, Surrey

Oxted, Surrey

If you’re uncertain whether Castle Ring Oak Frame can handle a large project, please take a close look at this project in Surrey.

Oxted, Surrey

Oxted, Surrey

If you’re uncertain whether Castle Ring Oak Frame can handle a large project, please take a close look at this project in Surrey.

Kevin and Christine had the designs approved and permission granted to build a quite frankly enormous retirement home.

Determined to do things their own way, and never having built a house before, they decided to “upsize” from a bungalow into a six bedroomed, three storey mansion, and set about tracking down an oak framing company that could build them a frame and still leave them enough money to finish the project!

Kevin travelled the length and breadth of the country and spoke to every oak frame company out there, before visiting us at Castle Ring. Impressed by our can-do attitude, the quality of our hand-crafted and unique oak frames, and not least our manageable quote, we were eventually selected to design, build and raise this substantial frame.

Once Kevin and Christine had approved our frame design, over 50 tons of oak were ordered and we set to work in the workshop where we beavered away for three months. During this time, Kevin was able to organise and complete the groundworks ready to receive the frame.

Coordinating such a large and complex raising is not without it’s difficulties, but after a whole solid week on site with a crane, we were able to knock in the final oak peg (there were over 2000!) and hand over the rest of the build to Kevin and Christine.

By now Kevin was well into the swing of project managing and he was able to coordinate the sip installation, the internal and external trades, the sandblasting, the joinery, the roofing etc.

Remarkably for a build cost of £610k @ £1,326 per m2, the house is now valued at over £2.1m and looks magnificent.

We are proud to have played our part in such an impressive project.

Brief

  • 460m2 new-build
  • Large three storey self-build in a post and beam style
  • Including single storey sunroom, vaulted lounge, balcony and porch
  • Clients required an affordable framing solution to such a massive project
  • Internal oak frame with 172mm sip envelope to walls and roof
  • Design collaboration with sip provider

Timings

  • Workshop – 12 weeks
  • On site – seven days

Do you want a quick quote?
Or to discuss your project?

If you're considering an oak framed building (or larch, or douglas fir), let's talk. We'll gladly put together an outline quote (completely free, with no strings attached). And we need very little information from you to do so.
Equally, we're always here, at the end of the phone, to talk through your ideas.

[email protected] 01547 560 231
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