Key facts

Developer: Briercliffe Developments

Engineer: David Smith

Oak frame: £199,682

Location: Hampshire


Medieval style oak framed house

One of the most loved features from our architectural past is the  medieval style of house which is sometimes also referred as ‘half-timbering’ or externally expressed’. These medieval style houses are beautiful to look at and much in demand as new build styles today, unfortunately the historic medieval method of construction is a far cry from modern building methods and compliance with today’s regulations.

Project profile

New barn farm is a complete oak framed new build construction, however the oak frame you see on the external faces is a replica of the internal frame built in 54mm dry oak cover boards. This method of construction allows the internal frame to be completely wrapped in a continuous envelope to ensure the highest levels of weather tightness and thermal efficiency, while still enjoying the appearance of an authentic medieval oak frame externally.

This is a stunning example of an medieval externally expressed oak framed house and it certainly has bags of character and charm with traditional lime plastering and details galore – making this oak framed house a wonderful family home.

Have a look through the rest of our gallery to see more pictures oak framed houses or check out our pinterest page for inspiration.