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For nearly 20 years I have worked on a diverse range of domestic projects, helping clients bring their ideas to life.

I have a long established relationship with T.J. Crump Oakwrights, who represent one of the leading and most forward thinking companies in the oak-framing industry. The thread through all of my designs has been the use of traditional materials and design details combined with environmentally responsible construction methods to create beautiful, long-lasting buildings.  I feel lucky to have developed this approach, working alongside  T J Crump Oakwrights and their passionate team who continually strive for quality throughout the design and construction process.

I studied architecture at Cambridge University, and afterwards worked on a varied portfolio of projects, while employed in an architectural practice in the same city.  Projects included designs for Cambridge University Colleges, Churches and Cathedrals, and National Trust properties.

Taking some time out from the world of architecture, I spent two years employed by an Herefordshire company that specialises in the repair and conservation of historic buildings, where I was involved in projects for English Heritage and the National Trust.  

Having enjoyed combining my design skills with a hands on knowledge of the construction processes, I completed a two year course in cabinet making.  During this time I designed and started building a traditionally jointed oak framed building (see pictures here) in woodland that I jointly own with a friend, using timber and other materials sourced from the site and as locally as possible.  This self-built oak-framed barn is now available to rent as a beautiful, peaceful holiday home (photograph below), a unique place from which to explore Herefordshire and Shropshire. Visit our website at www.cruckbarn.co.uk for more details.  

Completing such a personal self-build project has given me a great insight into the reality of the construction process.  As a result of this unbeatable personal experience, I am able to bring an empathy and enthusiasm to the projects I work on.  It is always my aim to share my love for timeless materials and a construction method I love, with the clients I have the pleasure to work with.

I look forward to meeting and helping passionate clients achieve great buildings that fulfil their dreams and aspirations.