CrossFrames - for hand-built timber buildings, extensions and more

There are a number of good reasons for timber framed buildings;

You may choose timber as it’s quick, or you may be environmentally aware and find it can be a highly sustainable way of building (what about a Douglas Fir frame insulated with straw bales, all grown within a few miles of site?)

But whatever your viewpoint, one of the reasons will almost certainly be that you love the way a traditionally jointed frame looks. The thrill may be having the ingeniously linked timbers all on show (as well as keeping the roof up over your head), or you may just like to reach out & touch the wood for its own sake. A traditional timber frame definitely has ‘Wow Factor’.

At Crossframes we take a pride in building very high quality frames, in oak but also in other timbers.

We love building them & our customers love living in them

Houses & Extensions

Frames for buildings full of character, built using traditional carpentry, mortices & tenons and pegged joints.

Barn Restoration or Conversion

Employ some craftsmanship on your barn conversion. If you are after a simple A-frame roof truss or a full 'cruck-framed' structure, Crossframes would love to help.

Garden Rooms

A cross between a conservatory and an extension. A year-round space full of light & warmth.

Garages & Car Ports

kit or bespoke garage on an oak frame

Handmade workshop, outbuilding or place for the car that shows off peg-jointed post & beam construction and curved braces, so adding beauty to your home.

Porches, Balconies etc

Porches and Balconies that employ the durability of oak heartwood and withstand weathering, looking better & better with time.

More about Timber Framing


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