Just to say a big thank you to both of you for all the hard work you put in and to say that we are delighted with the final result. Everything has been signed off by the Building Inspector who was very complementary about your workmanship.
My, Grade 2 listed, garage outbuilding was a crumbling eyesore desperately needing renovation. After getting nowhere fast with some specialist timber frame companies, from heritage building publications, I came across Nick via his eBay listing. I sent him a simple design brief and he got back to me very promptly with his ideas and costings. He then put me in touch with a previous customer fairly nearby to view his workmanship. I felt completely reassured that his company was right for my needs. We agreed a timescale and the construction of the frame inside the remaining confines of my 'listed' stone garage walls took just two days of hard work from Nick and his team. What appeared was a thing of such beauty that passers by were transfixed and comments such as "It'll be a shame to cover it up," were common-place. I just wish the other so-called professionals I've engaged as part of my project had been half as committed to doing their jobs properly. If you are considering a traditional timber frame don't hesitate to contact Nick at Deanoak for straightforward advice, top quality design and workmanship at a very competitive price.
During early spring 2016 I started looking for someone to design , build and fit an oak framed porch to complete my self build. I started to realise very quickly that this is a specialist trade which didn't seem to exist anywhere near my home town of South Wales. I contacted quite a few companies with not much luck but then came across Nick at Forest of Dean Oak Framing. He was more than happy to help and drew up various options quickly with a very competitive price. The finished product is absolutely outstanding and I couldn't be happier. I would highly recommend Nick and needless to say any further work I require will be completed by them.
I came across Dean Oak by chance and I am glad I did, I knew the look I wanted for a large oak truss and side frames for a balcony extension but the help I got from Nick in getting the joints and sizing right was superb, it was delivered on time, and a good price, the finished article was beyond my expectations, since then I have gone back twice more for further frames and each time I have been pleased with the quality and service, I will also be using them again when we get to the porch.
We were extremely impressed with the service from Forest of Dean Oak Framing. From our first contacting Nick he came out and visited the site within a week, and then supplied initial drawings within a few days.
He took on board all of our requests and responded very quickly whenever we contacted him. He was happy to liaise directly with building control to ensure all parties were happy with the proposed design
The job was completed on time and within budget and we are extremely pleased with the end result. We would highly recommend Forest of Dean Oak Framing.