Shepherds Joinery and General Building Limited is made up of a team of 50 qualified & experienced joiners that have built over 500 Timber Frame Buildings, including Travelodges, Sports Centres, Holiday Homes, Dream Homes & Extensions.
The method of Timber Frame Construction that we have adopted is common practise in the US, Australia & Norway, who are all 10-15 years advanced than we are in the U.K.
Whether its due to relocation costs or loving your home, many people nowadays prefer to extend their existing property rather than move. A Timber Frame Extension is a fast way to increase your living space.
A Timber Frame Extension can be erected on site in just one day depending on the size and accessibility on site. The build can be carried out in all weather conditions which reduces the labour costs and site organisation, and with a Stick Build you have no storage problems on site as it is built in-situ.
Below is a selection of some of the recent timber frame homes and extensions we have created. Every timber frame home and extension is expertly project managed from start to finish, and to the client’s exact specifications.
Shepherds Joinery and General Building Limited produces traditional Joinery using traditional methods yet embraces modern materials & techniques where appropriate. Working anywhere in the UK. Our Structural Timber Framed Building Engineers, Silvertec are considered one of the best Timber Framed Building Designers & Engineers in the UK.
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Shepherd's create timber framed buildings that blend traditional and modern construction techniques, with a unique design customised to your tastes. Bespoke homes need a flexible and cost-effective approach which is why all new builds are ZERO VAT rated. We are dedicated to work with you to personalising your new dream home to your exact requirements.
Timber frame buildings offer a host of benefits that empower commercial construction in durability, design flexibility, and environmental friendliness. In addition to these practical benefits, a timber frame is an eye-catching conversation piece that will play a memorable part of your business in the years to come.
Conversion allows decaying and redundant buildings, some with significant historic interest, to be preserved for future generations. Making these buildings habitable provides an opportunity to add a new layer to this history as well as reusing and reinventing these spaces.
The environmental aspects of timber framed extensions are just one of the reasons why this method of construction has become so popular. Not only are the extensions very beautiful to look at but the cost is very competitive when compared with the costs of moving to a larger home.
Through the use of large timbers, the design of a timber frame building ensures that the building's frame is efficient, allowing little to no temperature transfer between the exterior and interior of the building. In addition, modern timber framed buildings use SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) that span the large spaces between each timber and are known for their superior insulation capabilities.
As a result, a timber framed building is a protected envelope, both framed and insulated with high performance materials. In addition, many timber framers are eco-friendly, supporting sustainable forestry and the use of reclaimed lumber.
Timber frame homes are remarkably customizable in design, with the ability to adapt the interior floor plan, illuminate the house with natural light, and make use of drywall. Homes built with a frame of timber have a strong exterior shell which makes customization of interior walls easier than ever. No interior wall is needed to hold the shape of the structure, enabling walls to be placed where desired or for no interior walls to be used at all, creating large open spaces.
The strong frame also enables architects to make more use of windows. In addition, drywall can be used on the interior of a SIP which allows for consistent, straight walls, unlike a log built home. This ensures that the structure can be decorated while still presenting a beautiful wood interior.
Timber frame buildings receive a double dose of durability through the use of timbers and the strong mortise and tenon joint design. These structures have withstood earthquakes, hurricanes, and tsunamis. Timber framed buildings also have good fire resistance due to the inherent fire resistance of heavy timber. As a credit to their strength, timbers that have experienced fire can be planed down and reused as structural beams in new designs.
These strong and durable timbers are connected by joints known to withstand massive amounts of pressure. The combined strength of the timber and woodworking joints serves to create a structure of extreme strength and long-lasting durability
Obtaining the services of a professional timber frame expert for a totally new building or an attractive further extension to your home is very simple. Through our website you will find everything you need to know about the service we offer. Shepherds is one of only a handful of companies in England that specialises in creating superb timber frame buildings. The company strives to keep its services personal as well as professional. You will also get a guarantee that the building you choose will be original and cheaper than any other kind of structure designed and built by a different type of manufacture. Years of experience in the art of constructing timber frame buildings has made Shepherds Joinery and General Building Limited one of the most successful and efficient enterprises in the United Kingdom.
Shepherds Joinery and General Building Limited has a very wide choice of services for both commercial clients and home owners. As well as timber frame extensions that will enhance and add value to your property, we can provide added services from roofs, fascias & soffits and window fitting to insualtion, plasterboards and external cladding, with the minimum of disruption and at very low prices. Just take a look at the website our services for a full list of additional services available such as window fitting, plaster boarding and insulation. Every joiner, engineer and contractor who works on your project is dedicated to delivering the best workmanship at the most reasonable costs. Additionally, the work will be completed to schedule and on time. Shepherds joinery and General Building Limited is situated at Barrow In Furness in Cumbria. So, if you are searching for the best company to construct a timber frame extension, a timber frame building or provide the most attractive extension for your business premises, check out how this can be achieved by ringing 01229 836 212 or 07788 814 136 (mobile). You can also email the company and speak to a professional timber frame expert by using the contact form on the website or send an enquiry to email@example.com.
Leigh Shepherd and his team are as good as it gets. Our first project with shepherds joinery was to construct a one bedroom timber frame guest house with double garage below. It took them less than two weeks to get it ready for roof tiles and final fittings.
It was a sight for saw eyes to watch it go up so quickly and so beautifully. We then got Leigh back to transform our existing brick built 1950's chalet style house into a modern new England timber clad mansion. The results are stunning and we could not recommend Leigh higher enough.
He cared about every detail, and he would have sleepless nights worrying about aspects of the build, which allowed us not to worry ever. He's charming quick and quite simply brilliant. Oh and he cannot beaten on price. He will also be a friend for life now, and I'm not sure many people can say that about their builder.
-Creative Director, Lotus F1 Team Limited
Having decided to retire to France my wife and I spent 2Yrs searching for a suitable property with no success, so we decided to purchase a plot of land with magnificent views over the Pyrenees and design and construct our future home.
After a number of problems with different as the french call them artisans we were very lucky to have a team of English Timber Frame erectors arrive and the rest is history we have finished up with a magnificent building and I cannot give praise enough for Leigh Shepherd and his team who worked through all weathers to make the building weatherproof and at the same time allowing us to spend our first Christmas in the comfort of this beautiful house..
-South France Project
Over the past 15 years Shepherds Joinery & General Building Ltd have constructed for us 6 large blocks of flats and over 20 individual houses in the Newcastle area.
Prior to working with Shepherds Joinery we had worked with a few other Timber Frame Companies who supplied and fitted Panel Kit Buildings, but after experiencing Leigh and his teams constructing Stick Built on site we wouldn't choose any other way in the future, for quality, cost, speed and efficiency.The team at Shepherds Joinery are a dying breed..conscientious, hard working, tidy and extremely good at what they do. We look forward to working with Leigh and his men again later in the year.
Director, New Forest Developments
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