Many of us dream of building our own home, from designing the perfect living space, to hunting for those all-important finishing touches, but most us think this will always be a dream, rather than becoming a reality.
Recent statistics show that over seven million UK adults would like to build their own home but despite this only 12-14,000 will succeed, due to the limited supply of individual building plots available, compared with 56 per cent in Germany and over 40 per cent in France and the US.
However, this is beginning to change as new laws are now encouraging self-build and custom housebuilding. From the 1St April, local authorities are required to keep a register of everyone seeking land to build their own home or who want to have a house custom built for them, as well as making sure they have enough “shovel ready” plots to meet local demand.
Welsh Oak Frame, based in Caersws, mid Wales, manufactures and erects high quality oak frames for custom build housing developers and self builders across the UK. The company works very closely with planning departments and local authorities across the country to make sure good communication is maintained and best working practices are achieved for all its clients.
Each oak frame is created by hand and with care by highly-skilled time-served craftsmen. The company combines traditional joinery skills with state-of-the-art technology to build beautiful bespoke designs to suit you and your style.