For over a decade we have been involved as sole traders in almost every aspect of the timber industry, from forest management right through to product design and manufacture. We have now combined this experience into one business with the aim of producing high quality, ecologically sound buildings that are both functional and beautiful. We have a passion for timber and its use in construction. We believe in good design, craftsmanship and quality materials and strive for all three in all our projects.
We take seriously our social and environmental responsibility. We are an enthusiastic supporter of the apprentice scheme, playing our part in training up young people. Environmentally, all our timber is grown and cut locally or if this is not possible it is bought with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification.
We work as a small team, generally working on one project at a time. This allows us to properly focus on each individual client and provide the highest quality buildings for the fairest possible price.
Tom’s interest in the natural world started in 1997 with a BSc (Hons) in Ecology at Edinburgh. Upon completion he started working on farms and forests and after a winter in the Sussex Weald he accidentally discovered the joy of wood. He then set off on a self imposed travelling apprenticeship, spending the next eight years working on timber frames from Scotland to the south of France. He currently lives in Somerset with his Girlfriend and two children.
After a few years as a ground worker, Justyn left the trenches and became a Joiner. He completed his City & Guilds in 2003 and has been working from his workshop on the Blackdown Hills ever since. Justyn loves a challenge and there is no problem that is too big for him to solve. He is in charge of running joinery jobs which he does with characteristic enthusiasm. He currently lives in Devon with his wife and four children.
The youngest member of our team, Harry is in the final year of a City & Guilds Joinery Apprenticeship. He shows an encouraging flair for the job and a healthy love of wood. He lives with his mum and has no children.