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All works are carried out by our dedicated team and are fully project managed with a single point of contact. We will take on any aspect of the building process from supply only, through to major contractor role, from initial design to final decoration, providing a complete turn key solution.



Let us help you develop a design for your new home, extension or renovation.

We can provide concept drawings embracing your ideas using our in-house expertise and knowledge, utilising our own extensive archive.

With considerable experience in dealing with local planners, English Heritage and relevant planning authorities for listed buildings and conservation areas, we will do the submitting and negotiating for you.

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As experienced Craftsmen

we have an intimate, "hands-on" understanding of the unique virtues of a newbuild designed around your lifestyle.

THE PERFECT BUILD: Using traditional methods and “green” solutions to create your perfect build. Just as much as a Historic building and its preservation, period properties house unique subtleties that one gradually appreciates over time. Timber structures, stone lintels, hand-planed woodwork … these are the nuances that give life and soul to the historic home.


We offer the ability to recreate or restore these textures while fully accommodating the demands of modern living.





We all share in one passion to achieve the best,

whilst being respectful of heritage and mindful of the materials we work with.



Based in the heart of Rural North Yorkshire.


For more than a decade Ben has specialised in Traditional Building and Green Oak Frames. We recognise one person cannot specialise in everything, therefore we have built a team of talented craftsmen who each have their own area of expertise, imparting and sharing knowledge, experience and skills.

Dedicated to the preservation of our historic architecture.

Our knowledge and experience can reproduce and/or repair the elements that constitute this architectural legacy.


Merging traditional design elements seamlessly with the conveniences of modern living.

Whether it is a total reconstruction, preservation, renovation or harmonious additions to an existing building.


We strive to use the best materials that match the properties requirements, using locally sourced materials wherever possible.

Sourcing tried and tested products/suppliers whilst embracing modern green innovative products and technologies to help with any problem.

Our team positively thrives on non-standard projects. Offering a bespoke solution - meeting our Client’s requirements by providing high quality craftsmanship and service in every project we undertake. Upholding the emphasis on customer communication, professionalism, punctuality, finish and most importantly pride in what we do.


Newbuilds with a unique approach or quirky elements. We never see a problem only a challenge….And take delight in helping you build your dream.


Specialising in the Conservation and Restoration of period and listed properties, we take great satisfaction in using traditional building techniques and materials with passion and pride.


We excel in Traditional Oak Frame construction, repair and renewal work by combining our traditional skills with a full range of modern building services.

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