The purpose of my writing is just to put on record my appreciation for a fine looking building – from the moment I saw the lower stages of the frame being erected I knew that it was a worthwhile project.

P Griffith-Jones, Marlborough, Wiltshire

Clients’ testimonials

A selection of just some of the feedback which we’ve received from our many delighted clients.


Clients’ testimonials

A selection of just some of the feedback which we’ve received from our many delighted clients.

Tim Gledstone

Firstly thank you to you and all the team for a stunning top floor and stair addition, it has indeed been a total pleasure working together. www.squireandpartners.com

Tim Gledstone, Partner, Squire and Partners

David Irwin

Carpenter Oak & Woodland’s attention to detail and supreme oak expertise is second to none. You only have to look at their portfolio of beautiful oak framed dwellings to understand their quality. www.fleminghomes.co.uk

David Irwin, Fleming homes

Paul Wass

Without your involvement, we would not have been able to achieve the fantastic end result that we have – and that which has been remarked upon by all who have visited the site.

Paul Wass, building surveyor, Dogs Trust

K Walker

I would like to thank you for being so helpful and welcoming when we visited you last month, and we are very much looking forward to dealing with you in the future.

K Walker, Cornwall

Vanessa Harrison

A quick note to thank the kind man who provided me with welcome advice regarding my partly built oak frame house. For your information your competitors were polite but unhelpful and therefore I was even more grateful and impressed. Many many thanks for your help.

Vanessa Harrison, East Sussex

Peter Burman

A hands-on day of practical techniques led by four members of the outstanding team of carpenters and joiners from Carpenter, Oak & Woodland.

Peter Burman, University of York

Aileen Cockshut

The doors and glass were fitted later that year (in time for Autumn!) and the conservatory gives me enormous pleasure and satisfaction – it has been admired and envied by all who have visited.

Aileen Cockshut, Richmond

Shelagh & Martin Herbert

Still thrilled! We finally moved in, having taken a couple of years to complete our essentially DIY project. The sense of satisfaction is therefore even greater. We are envied by all who come here! Isn’t it strange how visitors sit staring up into the rafters much of the time. We are speechless with delight and so is everyone who has seen it! We are so full of admiration for the skill of all the team and we would be very grateful if you would please thank them for making it all possible.

Shelagh & Martin Herbert, Sevenoaks

Dr A I Jolly

Many thanks for the excellent job your company did in erecting the frame – the building is now weatherproof and looking good.

Dr A I Jolly, Reading

I & K Walker

Thank you for sending a team who were a pleasure to have around – they were courteous, informative and efficient. Nothing was too much trouble and they worked together quietly and methodically. We were in awe of their skills and still are. Thank them for us – and above all, thank you, for our beautiful oak building.

I & K Walker, Par, Cornwall

P Griffith-Jones

The purpose of my writing is just to put on record my appreciation for a fine looking building – from the moment I saw the lower stages of the frame being erected I knew that it was a worthwhile project.

P Griffith-Jones, Marlborough, Wiltshire

D & M Sweet, Bristol

The frame has now been erected and we are absolutely delighted with it! Everyone has been very impressed with the calm, professional and pleasant way that Justin and his team went about the construction. It has been a very exciting and rewarding experience for us. We are really impressed with the quality of the workmanship and the final appearance of the frame.

D & M Sweet, Bristol

Paul M Cooling, Kent

Please pass on my thanks to your construction team who worked hard in all weathers to get the job done. If Sevenoaks Council ever change their ways, we shall be in touch again for an extension!

Paul M Cooling, Kent

Peter Clegg

Working with you guys is much more of a pleasure than with most contractors or subcontractors, largely because you are so appreciative of doing a really good job.

Peter Clegg, Feilden Clegg Bradley, Architects, Bath

V Thomas

I don’t know whether it is good luck or good management that you have such a likeable, enthusiastic and dedicated team working with and for you, but it was a pleasure to watch them at work.

V Thomas, Herefordshire

B Mayall

I can’t believe that all your work is over so soon, it doesn’t seem that long ago we were looking at the piles of oak in the yard. Thank you all so much for your hard work and for what I’m sure is going to be a very stunning home.

B Mayall, London

E Goodchild

My grateful thanks for the very good work put into the frame and its erection on the foundations of my bungalow.

E Goodchild, Essex

A Cockshut

Just a note to put on record how delighted I am with the green oak structure. I am enjoying it without glass or doors at the right time of year – the sunlight on the dry timber, then the rain bringing out the wonderful smell of the oak too.

A Cockshut, Richmond

Ernest Ireland Construction (Mowlem), Dorset

On behalf of the site team at the manor house in Dorset I would like to thank you and your employees for the outstanding quality and team effort shown. Many aspects of this contract were challenging and of a complex nature; therefore your co-operation and commitment has been a big factor in achieving a successful outcome on this project.

Ernest Ireland Construction (Mowlem), Dorset

H. Faulls

Here is a photograph of the spider’s web in situ. The Bolams are delighted with it and it is much admired by all who have seen it. Thank you very much for your help. I know it was not easy for you at long distance but I think you did brilliantly to interpret my idea and I am delighted with the result. I hope we get the opportunity to work together again.

H. Faulls, Garden Designer, London

Ron & Maggie Wilson

We’ve dreamed and schemed for over two years and the frame you built and erected surpassed those dreams. It has been a pleasure to deal with you and we have been unhesitatingly recommending you to the people who have stopped to ask about this impressive oak frame.

Ron & Maggie Wilson, Suffolk

B Castelein, Stroud

Thank you for completing the repair to our A-frame at such short notice. We really appreciated your company’s holistic approach to our predicament. John, Justin, Odie and all were a credit to your company, not just in terms of their building abilities, but also they were just so nice to have around.

B Castelein, Stroud

M Mitchell, Box, Wiltshire

I was very pleased with the high standard of carpentry, it all went together very nicely. As I am sure you are aware, it makes a lot of difference on site when things like that are accurately marked and cut.

M Mitchell , Box, Wiltshire

SM Strutt, Strutt & Co, Bath

It has been one of the pleasures of this scheme to have Carpenter Oak & Woodland on the project. They have responded to all requests made of them, both during the design and build on the original building in a professional, positive and cheerful manner, meeting and in many instances, bettering, programme dates. After the loss of the building by fire, their response was immediate, positive and, under the circumstances, remarkable, achieving substantial elements of redesign, and delivering the new frame to site ahead of programme, in spite of major commitments elsewhere. I can unreservedly recommend this company, and will have no hesitation in placing further business with them in the future.

SM Strutt, Strutt & Co, Bath

Andy Turner, Director, Princton Homes

Could you please pass on my thanks to those involved in the project at Pound Cottage. From our first meeting to completion of the frame we have received extremely professional service from everyone at Carpenter Oak & Woodland. The frame was delivered ahead of time to a high standard of workmanship. The team of craftsman were excellent, nothing was too much trouble and they happily took time to explain anything we queried. From a project management perspective I was delighted to see the site was left clean and tidy and their standard of health and safety was high.

Andy Turner, Director, Princton Homes

Richard and Louise Parsons, Derbyshire

Many thanks for sending Phil Jones up to Derbyshire to remove the black mildew from our oak frame. He has done an excellent job under very difficult physical circumstances. We now have a fantastic frame that will become part of our lives for many years to come. I would just like to say again that the whole team who came to erect the frame made it a week that Louise and I will never forget.

Richard and Louise Parsons, Derbyshire

Robert and Esther Shipp, Chippenham, Wiltshire

Esther and I would like to pass on our thanks for all the hard work, commitment and effort that you put into our project. Out of all the builders and various trades that we have had to deal with your company has been the best on every front.

Robert and Esther Shipp, Chippenham, Wiltshire

Douglas Murray (Retired Architect), Loch Fyne, Scotland

The truss and gable end purlins and ridge beam are now up. Everything fitted perfectly. I was particularly pleased with the design and crafting of the joints such that any subsequent movement would not result in an unsightly crack appearing. Please convey my thanks to your team.

Douglas Murray (Retired Architect), Loch Fyne, Scotland

Peter and Val, Buckinghamshire

Please pass on our thanks to everyone who contributed to the work, especially Paul for negotiating us on board, Piers for his design work, Bo for managing the frame erection and Rachel for managing the project. We are aware that behind the people we speak to there are others who cut timber, drill joints and raise rafters, among other essential things, so our thanks to everyone involved. The oak frame is everything we expected.

Peter and Val, Buckinghamshire

Nigel Henham, Director of DPDS Architecture

I visited Chalkhill Cottage at the end of June 2010 to inspect the progress of works. I am extremely pleased to advise that my clients, together with myself, are delighted with the Green Oak Frame and wish to extend our thanks to Carpenter Oak and Woodland. I understand that the frame erection caused much interest in the village and indeed whilst I was there people were stopping and viewing the works from the road and also a neighbour’s driveway! The extra mile that Carpenter Oak and Woodland went, particularly with the client’s children, taking time to explain about oak, giving them hands-on opportunities, allowing their involvement in the construction, then finally issuing them with “apprentice certificates” was very much appreciated. Please pass on this note of thanks to all involved on the project and I personally look forward to working with Carpenter Oak and Woodland on many projects in the future.

Nigel Henham, Director of DPDS Architecture

P Jobbins, Colerne, Wiltshire

I would like to thank you for the excellent frame which now sits firmly in the landscape. It is not only a testament to the craftmanship and skills of your firm but also to the industry and attention to detail of your team. May I also compliment Rachel on her unfailing courtesy and charm throughout our dealings which made for a smooth conclusion. Above this I cannot praise too highly the good humour and teamwork of Peter, Jason, Craig and Josh who put the frame together. Their work ethic was exemplary and their tolerance of an amateur on-site heart warming. They deserve the greatest plaudits.

P Jobbins, Colerne, Wiltshire

Adrian Gainer (Senior Director) Nightingale Associates, Oxon

A big thank you to your team for a great effort in putting the frame up. It looks fantastic. If you need any references or quotes in the future I’d be more than happy to oblige.

Adrian Gainer (Senior Director) Nightingale Associates, Oxon

Bryan and Denise, North Wiltshire

We would like to say a big thank you to every member of your team involved with our frame; from our initial contact with Paul and designer George in the office, to the framers working hard “behind the scenes” in the yard and to Nick and his team who were responsible for erecting the frame. The Carpenter Oak & Woodland team (and crane driver, Mark) have been most pleasant to have on site and it is a delight to see such an enthusiastic workforce so dedicated to their craft. Please thank everyone on our behalf.

Bryan and Denise, North Wiltshire

Stuart Moulder FRICS, SC Moulder

I would like to express my thanks to Carpenter Oak & Woodland and in particular to your Team Leader Nick and his team for a thoroughly professional and good quality job at my clients Barn reconstruction in Essex. It was always going to be very difficult to re-build the barn and stables to its original condition after the fire. I think that the team worked very well with the tenant in the house, minimising any possible disturbance. The oak frame is a real piece of quality workmanship and on behalf of myself and the client I would like to say how good the job looks upon completion.

Stuart Moulder FRICS, SC Moulder

Brian and Margaret, Aberdeenshire

To the eye the quality of the finished product is excellent. Only time will prove how it works with the timber frame kit, but we love it! The carpenters were phenomenal! They are your best advert both in terms of their ability and approach. Led by Alex, with Geoff, Graham and Fergus from your yard at Loch of Lintrathen, Kirriemuir, Angus the frame was put up in the worst possible weather conditions. It was driving rain for the whole day, with the north east suffering flooding, but the team were as helpful and cheery at the end of the day as when they first arrived …real heroes

Brian and Margaret, Aberdeenshire

Clare Duncan, BBC

I really cannot find the words to thank your team for this weekend. They were truly phenomenal!! It was a bizarre, surreal weekend, but incredibly exciting. We all really enjoyed ourselves and got more than we could have ever wanted for the programme. Carpenter Oak & Woodland’s teamwork was incredibly impressive under Justin’s calm leadership. We also really enjoyed their company – they’re a superb bunch! We’re just sad it’s all over! They all worked ridiculously hard and deserve a bit of time off!

Clare Duncan, BBC

G Kirkpatrick

It was so good to see the frame going up at last and the weather was kind while we were there but we heard all about the gales and rain of the day before and as we left the sky darkened yet again! Your guys did an excellent job in the conditions and thank goodness it was last week as we and the site are now under a blanket of snow. I think the oak frame was the talk of the village and quite a few cars stopped to see what all the fuss was about! It has been a pleasure working with you, especially when we had initial problems on sorting a builder etc. and I would recommend you to anyone wishing to build with a green oak frame.

G Kirkpatrick

Lee & Sue, Hampshire

This is long overdue, but we would like to thank every one at Carpenter Oak and Woodland for providing us with a superb frame. Much the talk of the village. Could you also please pass on our thanks to Team Leader Nick and his team Tom, Phil, Tim and Josh. They did a great job and are a credit to the company. I also have photo’s that I will send over to you in due course. Once again, many thanks.

Lee & Sue, Hampshire

Kate Mayne

The construction of the crossbow would not have been possible without the dedication and hard work shown by you and your team; we very much appreciate the commitment you have all shown over the past six months.

Kate Mayne, ITN