Launching Our Self Build Video Series

By | Are we the right fit?, Build process, Contract, Costs, Design, FAQs, News, Planning, Risks, Uncategorised, Value, Videos

Creating the Self-Build Video Series

 

We have created a how to build a house course for our clients. Many clients come to us completely in the dark about the whole process of building a house. They often find that a lot of resources out there are unreliable, outdated, and not realistic. We are completely committed to providing our clients with plenty of help and thoughts this would be the perfect time to create a video series giving them all the information they need through their home-building journey.

Our main objective that we wanted to achieve through this project was to provide solid and easy to understand information and to be a company which our clients would come to for self-build resources.

We set out to plan out the content we wanted to include for our viewers. Using our road map as a guidance, download here for FREE (link Road Map freebie), we listed the process which a typical client goes through to get their dream home. We then broke it down into 9 separate topics as follows:

  • Design and Build Process
  • Project Appraisal
  • Up To Planning
  • The Planning Process
  • The Construction Package
  • Value Engineering
  • Tender Vs Negotiated Process
  • Build Contract
  • The Role of a Contract Administration

Everything you need to kick-start your turnkey bespoke home project.

Why we created it

The aim of creating this video was to give people information they may not already have. We want our viewers to be confident they know what is involved in the process of building a house, including the risks and pitfalls. There’s a huge misconception from builders about what goes on behind the scenes who often make the process sound very straight forward, quick, and often refer to unrealistic costs. Sadly, that’s not always the case. We go above and beyond to make sure you’re leaving your screen with confidence of how to build a house. We give you an accurate portrayal of all the different steps involved, and guidance and advice to make sure you’re working towards a realistic time and budget.

 

How we created it

Although we have used our own resources before this for creating videos for our Youtube channel, we concluded that this was to be more successful with a professional videographer who could provide the equipment as well as the editing skills. We felt this would be more suitable for what we were envisioning for the videos. Green Kiwi Productions was recommended to us and, after looking at their work and discussing their offerings, we felt confident they could deliver what we were looking for. They offered a very casual approach to presenting the videos which was exactly what we were after.

Working alongside Green Kiwi Productions, we discussed various ideas and ways to present this. The key priority was to make it personal and in a casual setting. We wanted to give it a quite informal approach and keep them short and to the point so that our audience would remain captivated and understand the information.

If you haven’t yet discovered our self-build video series but would like to sign up to receive them for free then please click below!

IF YOU HAVE A PLOT, AND WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO ONE OF OUR PROJECT ADVISORS ABOUT GETTING PLANNING PERMISSION, BUDGETING, BUILDING COSTS OR ANYTHING ELSE RELATING TO BUILDING A BESPOKE HOME, SCHEDULE A CALL HERE TO PICK OUR BRAINS!

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Would you like to receive valuable advice & tips from us, giving you crucial information to help you with your self-build project? If so, sign-up to receive our weekly email, or join our community over on Facebook where we run live expert sessions and more!

Whether you want an oak frame home or a conventionally constructed house, a full turnkey solution or some architectural input, we’ll help you to reduce risk, to have confidence and to enjoy what, for many of you, will be the most important project you’ll ever undertake.

Contemporary Four Bed Family Home in a Residential Area

Three Dwelling Development in Green Belt

Taking Advantage of Far Reaching Southerly Views

A Remodel or Replace Conundrum

Complete Oak Home creates bespoke turnkey oak frame homes. We are with you throughout your project, to guide and advise you every step of the way. All our houses are one-offs designed to match the exact requirements of each client.

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The Complete Architect - oak frame specialists

Complete Architect offers a full range of architectural services, with a unique client led approach to design. We specialise in bespoke architecture, designing one-off houses to meet our client's exact needs.

FIND OUT MOREFIND OUT MORE

Complete Home creates bespoke turnkey houses for clients who don’t want an oak frame home. We work in the same way as Complete Oak Home, making sure we are with you throughout your project, guiding and advising you at every step.

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HERE'S WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY:

The team worked with us throughout the duration of our project, from the early design stages through to completion. We now have a wonderful oak framed home which we’ve been delighted to show to many other clients.

K HANSON

Because we used an architect first who was absolutely useless. He didn’t listen to us at all or give us a design that we wanted. In fact his design was so poor that I could have drawn it myself or just copied it straight from the internet. When we spoke to The Complete Oak Home you actually listened to us and provided us with a design that met all of our requirements.

B MERRON

We have both had a good look at the designs and we absolutely love them. It hugely exceeds our expectations and for this we are truly thankful of your superbly impressive work! We are so excited to think that this could be ours - you are very talented indeed.

D SMITH

How T|o Build Your Oak Frame Home

How To Build An Oak Frame Home

By | Are we the right fit?, Build process, Contract, Costs, Design, Planning, Risks, Value, Videos

How To Build An Oak Frame Home

Creating a traditionally styled bespoke oak frame home with our turnkey solution

Our clients came to us looking for a company to build a unique oak frame house using a full turnkey solution. “This house is set with a beautiful secluded glade surrounded by ancient woodlands. The aim here was to shape the architecture in such a way that it could command the site whilst not effective the openness of the green belt,” says Josh Wood, Architectural Designer on the project. “A three winged form has been proposed to achieve this. This geometry enables 3 separated courtyards to suit the client’s aspirations: A welcome entrance, raised morning garden and sunny patio.” This grand oak frame home is looking to be finished in 2018.

Bespoke Turnkey Home within woodland area
The exterior of a bespoke turnkey home showing the oak frame

IF YOU HAVE A PLOT, AND WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO ONE OF OUR PROJECT ADVISORS ABOUT GETTING PLANNING PERMISSION, BUDGETING, BUILDING COSTS OR ANYTHING ELSE RELATING TO BUILDING A BESPOKE HOME, SCHEDULE A CALL HERE TO PICK OUR BRAINS!

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Would you like to receive valuable advice & tips from us, giving you crucial information to help you with your self-build project? If so, sign-up to receive our weekly email, or join our community over on Facebook where we run live expert sessions and more!

Whether you want an oak frame home or a conventionally constructed house, a full turnkey solution or some architectural input, we’ll help you to reduce risk, to have confidence and to enjoy what, for many of you, will be the most important project you’ll ever undertake.

Contemporary Four Bed Family Home in a Residential Area

Three Dwelling Development in Green Belt

Taking Advantage of Far Reaching Southerly Views

A Remodel or Replace Conundrum

Complete Oak Home creates bespoke turnkey oak frame homes. We are with you throughout your project, to guide and advise you every step of the way. All our houses are one-offs designed to match the exact requirements of each client.

FIND OUT MOREFIND OUT MORE
The Complete Architect - oak frame specialists

Complete Architect offers a full range of architectural services, with a unique client led approach to design. We specialise in bespoke architecture, designing one-off houses to meet our client's exact needs.

FIND OUT MOREFIND OUT MORE

Complete Home creates bespoke turnkey houses for clients who don’t want an oak frame home. We work in the same way as Complete Oak Home, making sure we are with you throughout your project, guiding and advising you at every step.

FIND OUT MOREFIND OUT MORE

HERE'S WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY:

The team worked with us throughout the duration of our project, from the early design stages through to completion. We now have a wonderful oak framed home which we’ve been delighted to show to many other clients.

K HANSON

Because we used an architect first who was absolutely useless. He didn’t listen to us at all or give us a design that we wanted. In fact his design was so poor that I could have drawn it myself or just copied it straight from the internet. When we spoke to The Complete Oak Home you actually listened to us and provided us with a design that met all of our requirements.

B MERRON

We have both had a good look at the designs and we absolutely love them. It hugely exceeds our expectations and for this we are truly thankful of your superbly impressive work! We are so excited to think that this could be ours - you are very talented indeed.

D SMITH

Video – Setting a realistic budget for your oak frame house

By | Costs, Risks, Value, Videos

Setting A Realistic Budget For Your Oak Frame Home

 

Andy Parker, Project Consultant at Complete Oak Home, advises clients to ask for straight answers about how much their project will cost, so that they can be certain they will remain on budget.

IF YOU HAVE A PLOT, AND WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO ONE OF OUR PROJECT ADVISORS ABOUT GETTING PLANNING PERMISSION, BUDGETING, BUILDING COSTS OR ANYTHING ELSE RELATING TO BUILDING A BESPOKE HOME, SCHEDULE A CALL HERE TO PICK OUR BRAINS!

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Get More Valuable Information About Building Your Dream Home

Would you like to receive valuable advice & tips from us, giving you crucial information to help you with your self-build project? If so, sign-up to receive our weekly email, or join our community over on Facebook where we run live expert sessions and more!

Whether you want an oak frame home or a conventionally constructed house, a full turnkey solution or some architectural input, we’ll help you to reduce risk, to have confidence and to enjoy what, for many of you, will be the most important project you’ll ever undertake.

Contemporary Four Bed Family Home in a Residential Area

Three Dwelling Development in Green Belt

Taking Advantage of Far Reaching Southerly Views

A Remodel or Replace Conundrum

Complete Oak Home creates bespoke turnkey oak frame homes. We are with you throughout your project, to guide and advise you every step of the way. All our houses are one-offs designed to match the exact requirements of each client.

FIND OUT MOREFIND OUT MORE
The Complete Architect - oak frame specialists

Complete Architect offers a full range of architectural services, with a unique client led approach to design. We specialise in bespoke architecture, designing one-off houses to meet our client's exact needs.

FIND OUT MOREFIND OUT MORE

Complete Home creates bespoke turnkey houses for clients who don’t want an oak frame home. We work in the same way as Complete Oak Home, making sure we are with you throughout your project, guiding and advising you at every step.

FIND OUT MOREFIND OUT MORE

HERE'S WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY:

The Complete Oak Home offer something rather different, not oak frame manufacturers but oak frame experts who design & build oak frame homes. 

HOMEBUILDING & RENOVATING MAGAZINE

The one thing that has enabled us to progress is I believe finding a company that is prepared to partner with us from the very beginning and take us through planning, design/costing, tendering and build through to completion (or to any stage along the way). The Complete Oak Home offers us a way of achieving our dream by undertaking those tasks for us. 

M SMITH - KEARY

We have both had a good look at the designs and we absolutely love them. It hugely exceeds our expectations and for this we are truly thankful of your superbly impressive work! We are so excited to think that this could be ours - you are very talented indeed.

D SMITH

Video – How do you know if you’ve got a good oak frame house design?

By | Design, Videos

How Do You Know If You’ve Got A Good Oak Frame House Design?

 

Andy Parker, Project Consultant at Complete Oak Home, discusses what good oak frame house design looks like, and how to make sure you get a house that works for you.

If you would like to view a PDF of the video transcript please click here.

IF YOU HAVE A PLOT, AND WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO ONE OF OUR PROJECT ADVISORS ABOUT GETTING PLANNING PERMISSION, BUDGETING, BUILDING COSTS OR ANYTHING ELSE RELATING TO BUILDING A BESPOKE HOME, SCHEDULE A CALL HERE TO PICK OUR BRAINS!

We understand having a home designed and built for you is a big decision and choosing the right company to give you exactly what you want is very important too. With us, architectural design starts by listening to your vision, ideas and aspirations.

Our skilled architects will develop simple concept sketches and these will evolve with your input. Next we will prepare detailed drawings of exterior elevations, floor plans and perspectives to show how the design works in its setting. The design process will continue until you are fully confident we’ve achieved exactly what you’re looking for and are ready for us to move to the planning stage.

Our team of specialist architects and designers create spectacular oak frame homes, each one individually designed to your exact requirements, to fit perfectly with your lifestyle.

We are oak frame home specialists, not manufacturers. Oak frame buildings are more efficient and perform at their best when combined with other construction methods. Our architects and designers are free to give our clients exactly what they want, bringing together budget, value and design aspirations.

We create unique and stunning homes without any pressure to maximise the extent of the oak frame.

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Get More Valuable Information About Building Your Dream Home

Would you like to receive valuable advice & tips from us, giving you crucial information to help you with your self-build project? If so, sign-up to receive our weekly email, or join our community over on Facebook where we run live expert sessions and more!

Whether you want an oak frame home or a conventionally constructed house, a full turnkey solution or some architectural input, we’ll help you to reduce risk, to have confidence and to enjoy what, for many of you, will be the most important project you’ll ever undertake.

Contemporary Four Bed Family Home in a Residential Area

Three Dwelling Development in Green Belt

Taking Advantage of Far Reaching Southerly Views

A Remodel or Replace Conundrum

Complete Oak Home creates bespoke turnkey oak frame homes. We are with you throughout your project, to guide and advise you every step of the way. All our houses are one-offs designed to match the exact requirements of each client.

FIND OUT MOREFIND OUT MORE
The Complete Architect - oak frame specialists

Complete Architect offers a full range of architectural services, with a unique client led approach to design. We specialise in bespoke architecture, designing one-off houses to meet our client's exact needs.

FIND OUT MOREFIND OUT MORE

Complete Home creates bespoke turnkey houses for clients who don’t want an oak frame home. We work in the same way as Complete Oak Home, making sure we are with you throughout your project, guiding and advising you at every step.

FIND OUT MOREFIND OUT MORE

HERE'S WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY:

The team worked with us throughout the duration of our project, from the early design stages through to completion. We now have a wonderful oak framed home which we’ve been delighted to show to many other clients.

K HANSON

Because we used an architect first who was absolutely useless. He didn’t listen to us at all or give us a design that we wanted. In fact his design was so poor that I could have drawn it myself or just copied it straight from the internet. When we spoke to The Complete Oak Home you actually listened to us and provided us with a design that met all of our requirements.

B MERRON

We have both had a good look at the designs and we absolutely love them. It hugely exceeds our expectations and for this we are truly thankful of your superbly impressive work! We are so excited to think that this could be ours - you are very talented indeed.

D SMITH

New video – How much will my oak frame house cost?

By | Costs, FAQs, Videos

Andy Parker, Project Consultant at Complete Oak Home, advises clients to ask for straight answers when asking “How much will my oak frame house cost?”

If you would like a PDF of the video transcript please click here.

IF YOU HAVE A PLOT, AND WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO ONE OF OUR PROJECT ADVISORS ABOUT GETTING PLANNING PERMISSION, BUDGETING, BUILDING COSTS OR ANYTHING ELSE RELATING TO BUILDING A BESPOKE HOME, SCHEDULE A CALL HERE TO PICK OUR BRAINS!

Having confidence from an early stage that your dream home can be achieved within your overall budget is crucial to getting started. With 20 to 25 bespoke homes underway at any time, our cost experts have extensive knowledge of pricing to advise you on all the costs before the project begins. They’ll detail everything involved in the planning, design and build of your home and make sure nothing is overlooked.

Safe in the knowledge your dream home can be achieved within your budget, our ongoing cost review systems are designed to ensure we achieve best value for money for your build.

Good cost control has to start with good design. Not only working to the agreed budget, but ensuring the building is optimised for oak frame construction. As we’re not oak frame manufacturers we aren’t constrained by the need to maximise the extent of the oak frame.

By working with us, and taking advantage of our industry knowledge and expertise, you can expect to save 10-15% on your total project costs, compared with going down the self-build route.

During construction our specialist contract administrators continue to look for cost savings. Best value is at the heart of every project.

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Would you like to receive valuable advice & tips from us, giving you crucial information to help you with your self-build project? If so, sign-up to receive our weekly email, or join our community over on Facebook where we run live expert sessions and more!

Whether you want an oak frame home or a conventionally constructed house, a full turnkey solution or some architectural input, we’ll help you to reduce risk, to have confidence and to enjoy what, for many of you, will be the most important project you’ll ever undertake.

Contemporary Four Bed Family Home in a Residential Area

Three Dwelling Development in Green Belt

Taking Advantage of Far Reaching Southerly Views

A Remodel or Replace Conundrum

Complete Oak Home creates bespoke turnkey oak frame homes. We are with you throughout your project, to guide and advise you every step of the way. All our houses are one-offs designed to match the exact requirements of each client.

FIND OUT MOREFIND OUT MORE
The Complete Architect - oak frame specialists

Complete Architect offers a full range of architectural services, with a unique client led approach to design. We specialise in bespoke architecture, designing one-off houses to meet our client's exact needs.

FIND OUT MOREFIND OUT MORE

Complete Home creates bespoke turnkey houses for clients who don’t want an oak frame home. We work in the same way as Complete Oak Home, making sure we are with you throughout your project, guiding and advising you at every step.

FIND OUT MOREFIND OUT MORE

HERE'S WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY:

The Complete Oak Home offer something rather different, not oak frame manufacturers but oak frame experts who design & build oak frame homes. 

HOMEBUILDING & RENOVATING MAGAZINE

The one thing that has enabled us to progress is I believe finding a company that is prepared to partner with us from the very beginning and take us through planning, design/costing, tendering and build through to completion (or to any stage along the way). The Complete Oak Home offers us a way of achieving our dream by undertaking those tasks for us. 

M SMITH - KEARY

We have both had a good look at the designs and we absolutely love them. It hugely exceeds our expectations and for this we are truly thankful of your superbly impressive work! We are so excited to think that this could be ours - you are very talented indeed.

D SMITH

Getting Planning Permission for Your Oak Frame Home

Video – Getting planning permission for your oak frame house

By | Design, Planning, Videos

Getting Planning Permission For Your Oak Frame House

 

Andy Parker, Project Consultant at Complete Oak Home, talks through all of the different routes to planning, and explains which route to take when.

If you would like a pdf transcript of the video please click here.

Armed with information about your plot, the size of oak timber frame house you want to build and where you want to build it we’ll then look at the local planning policies and the planning history of the site.

The planning policies of your local planning authority will have been developed within the guidelines of the National Planning Policy Framework. This means that we can quickly look at the local planning policies and identify those that need to be considered when we design your oak timber frame house. There may be some that will need special consideration and will have to be specifically addressed with the planners when the planning application is made.

Among other things, the planning history tells us if previous planning conditions have been applied to the site or whether an existing property on the site has been extended (this may limit any increase in size for your new house). We’ll also look at where the site is located in relation to conservation areas, green belt, areas of outstanding natural beauty and other designated zones that may have a bearing on the design of your oak timber frame home.

Once we’ve all agreed your project is feasible and you’ve decided we’re the right partner to design and build your oak frame home, we’ll develop the designs ready for the planning application.

This begins with the original concept sketches and developing them further with you. There’ll be lots of decisions to make but we’ll guide you all the way.

Planners are concerned with the size, height and overall volume of the building. They’ll also look at the location of the site, any impact on neighbours and how it looks from the outside. There’s a limit to what planners have control over, for example they have no control on how the inside of the house looks – so at this stage there are lots of decisions which can be left until later. Normally it will take a few iterations of the design before we and you are happy for us to submit the planning application for your new oak timber framed house.

IF YOU HAVE A PLOT, AND WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO ONE OF OUR PROJECT ADVISORS ABOUT GETTING PLANNING PERMISSION, BUDGETING, BUILDING COSTS OR ANYTHING ELSE RELATING TO BUILDING A BESPOKE HOME, SCHEDULE A CALL HERE TO PICK OUR BRAINS!

Pre-Application

For difficult to obtain planning permission, in which we have considerable experience, we may use planning consultants, and often go through a pre-application planning process. The ‘pre-app’ allows us to gain initial feedback from the relevant planning authority to test out our designs and arguments prior to incurring the cost of the design process, avoiding costly delays in time.

Planning Submission

As with all aspects of our turnkey service, we’ll deal with everything; design and access statements, topographical surveys, arboriculturists, and even bat and newt surveys where necessary.

Once submitted, we’ll actively monitor its progress and by doing so can sometimes address concerns from planners and keep things on track for a decision within the statutory period.

For most people getting planning permission is a point for celebration in the design and build process. It’s perhaps the first time they allow themselves to believe they really will be building their very own, bespoke oak frame house.

Costs & Budget

Once we’re close to being able to submit a planning application our quantity surveyor will review the project to make sure it’s within your budget. We will never submit a planning application until you are comfortable you can afford to build your home.

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Would you like to receive valuable advice & tips from us, giving you crucial information to help you with your self-build project? If so, sign-up to receive our weekly email, or join our community over on Facebook where we run live expert sessions and more!

Whether you want an oak frame home or a conventionally constructed house, a full turnkey solution or some architectural input, we’ll help you to reduce risk, to have confidence and to enjoy what, for many of you, will be the most important project you’ll ever undertake.

Contemporary Four Bed Family Home in a Residential Area

Three Dwelling Development in Green Belt

Taking Advantage of Far Reaching Southerly Views

A Remodel or Replace Conundrum

Complete Oak Home creates bespoke turnkey oak frame homes. We are with you throughout your project, to guide and advise you every step of the way. All our houses are one-offs designed to match the exact requirements of each client.

FIND OUT MOREFIND OUT MORE
The Complete Architect - oak frame specialists

Complete Architect offers a full range of architectural services, with a unique client led approach to design. We specialise in bespoke architecture, designing one-off houses to meet our client's exact needs.

FIND OUT MOREFIND OUT MORE

Complete Home creates bespoke turnkey houses for clients who don’t want an oak frame home. We work in the same way as Complete Oak Home, making sure we are with you throughout your project, guiding and advising you at every step.

FIND OUT MOREFIND OUT MORE

HERE'S WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY:

Initially our feeling was one of relief and disbelief! A unanimous committee decision was far more than we had expected. It has still not properly sunk in nearly a week on. We feel as though our first assessment of what could be achieved on the site has been vindicated with the expertise of The Complete Oak Home and their planning team.

G & S HUNT

Having steered our project through challenging planning issues, Andy and his team worked tirelessly to ensure our new home is both what we wanted and within our means.

N RISDALE

I just want to say a huge thank you for today. You were really professional and it was a pleasure to watch. We have taken it as a positive result, albeit a delay, but I guess that’s a function of this business as well as mine! You are a real asset and we are so happy with everything you do for us, worth every penny.

D & K SMITH

Video – Want to build your own oak frame house but don’t want to self-build?

By | Are we the right fit?, Build process, Videos

Want To Build Your Own Oak Frame House But Don’t Want To Self-build?

 

Andy Parker, Project Consultant at Complete Oak Home, describes how he works with clients who would like to build their own home, but require a planning, design and build partner to ensure their project is completed on time and on budget.

If you would like to view a PDF of the video transcript please click here.

IF YOU HAVE A PLOT, AND WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO ONE OF OUR PROJECT ADVISORS ABOUT GETTING PLANNING PERMISSION, BUDGETING, BUILDING COSTS OR ANYTHING ELSE RELATING TO BUILDING A BESPOKE HOME, SCHEDULE A CALL HERE TO PICK OUR BRAINS!

We specialise in working with clients who want to build their own home, but don’t want to self build. You choose your involvement at every step and leave the rest to us.

For many of our clients, the journey to design and build their perfect home begins with a lifelong ambition or dream. When the dream becomes possible, actually getting started brings a host of sometimes daunting questions. Having decided you don’t want to be self-builders, choosing which company to work with and what makes them different can be confusing.

Our expert multi-disciplinary team of architects, engineers, construction specialists, cost experts and project managers have been creating award winning oak frame homes for over a decade and always with outstanding, dedicated and personal service.

Working with us you’ll have all the expertise and answers you need in one place. Our unique, complete service covers everything from initial discussions to moving in day.

We want you to enjoy this exciting and rewarding time, being involved where you want to and leaving the rest to us – your expert, professional project team.

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Get More Valuable Information About Building Your Dream Home

Would you like to receive valuable advice & tips from us, giving you crucial information to help you with your self-build project? If so, sign-up to receive our weekly email, or join our community over on Facebook where we run live expert sessions and more!

Whether you want an oak frame home or a conventionally constructed house, a full turnkey solution or some architectural input, we’ll help you to reduce risk, to have confidence and to enjoy what, for many of you, will be the most important project you’ll ever undertake.

Contemporary Four Bed Family Home in a Residential Area

Three Dwelling Development in Green Belt

Taking Advantage of Far Reaching Southerly Views

A Remodel or Replace Conundrum

Complete Oak Home creates bespoke turnkey oak frame homes. We are with you throughout your project, to guide and advise you every step of the way. All our houses are one-offs designed to match the exact requirements of each client.

FIND OUT MOREFIND OUT MORE
The Complete Architect - oak frame specialists

Complete Architect offers a full range of architectural services, with a unique client led approach to design. We specialise in bespoke architecture, designing one-off houses to meet our client's exact needs.

FIND OUT MOREFIND OUT MORE

Complete Home creates bespoke turnkey houses for clients who don’t want an oak frame home. We work in the same way as Complete Oak Home, making sure we are with you throughout your project, guiding and advising you at every step.

FIND OUT MOREFIND OUT MORE

HERE'S WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY:

The Complete Oak Home offer something rather different, not oak frame manufacturers but oak frame experts who design & build oak frame homes. 

HOMEBUILDING & RENOVATING MAGAZINE

The one thing that has enabled us to progress is I believe finding a company that is prepared to partner with us from the very beginning and take us through planning, design/costing, tendering and build through to completion (or to any stage along the way). The Complete Oak Home offers us a way of achieving our dream by undertaking those tasks for us. 

M SMITH - KEARY

We have both had a good look at the designs and we absolutely love them. It hugely exceeds our expectations and for this we are truly thankful of your superbly impressive work! We are so excited to think that this could be ours - you are very talented indeed.

D SMITH

Video – What is a complete oak frame house turnkey solution?

By | Are we the right fit?, Build process, Contract, Costs, Design, Planning, Risks, Value, Videos

What Is A Complete Oak Framed House Turnkey Solution?

 

Andy Parker, Project Consultant at Complete Oak Home, explains what the term ‘turnkey’ means, and identifies what a complete planning, design and build turnkey service should include.

If you would like to view a PDF of the video transcript please click here.

IF YOU HAVE A PLOT, AND WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO ONE OF OUR PROJECT ADVISORS ABOUT GETTING PLANNING PERMISSION, BUDGETING, BUILDING COSTS OR ANYTHING ELSE RELATING TO BUILDING A BESPOKE HOME, SCHEDULE A CALL HERE TO PICK OUR BRAINS!

As the only multi-disciplinary company specialising in the planning, design and build of oak frame homes, our turnkey house service is unique. Right from the start, our team of specialist planning consultants, architects, engineers, surveyors, cost experts and project managers will look after everything you need – and you’ll be the most important person on the team!

To find out what makes us different, click here to download a copy of our ‘How Do We Compare?’ checklist.

We’ll take expert, professional care of every aspect of the design, the management of your budget and of course the construction of your turnkey house, providing support and guidance at each step. As our client, your dreams and aspirations are at the heart of everything we do.

From turning your initial ideas into concept sketches, creating a stunning bespoke design, obtaining planning permission and project managing every meticulous detail, until we hand you the keys to your dream home. You simply relax and enjoy the process.

We specialise in working with clients who want to build their own home, but don’t want to be self-builders. You choose your involvement at every step and leave the rest up to us.

“Your turnkey house service means I’m really enjoying the journey of building our dream home. I get to be involved in the nice parts knowing you take care of the stress, there’s a safe pair of hands managing the process and I still get involved in all the decisions.” C Nash, Oxfordshire.

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Would you like to receive valuable advice & tips from us, giving you crucial information to help you with your self-build project? If so, sign-up to receive our weekly email, or join our community over on Facebook where we run live expert sessions and more!

Whether you want an oak frame home or a conventionally constructed house, a full turnkey solution or some architectural input, we’ll help you to reduce risk, to have confidence and to enjoy what, for many of you, will be the most important project you’ll ever undertake.

Contemporary Four Bed Family Home in a Residential Area

Three Dwelling Development in Green Belt

Taking Advantage of Far Reaching Southerly Views

A Remodel or Replace Conundrum

Complete Oak Home creates bespoke turnkey oak frame homes. We are with you throughout your project, to guide and advise you every step of the way. All our houses are one-offs designed to match the exact requirements of each client.

FIND OUT MOREFIND OUT MORE
The Complete Architect - oak frame specialists

Complete Architect offers a full range of architectural services, with a unique client led approach to design. We specialise in bespoke architecture, designing one-off houses to meet our client's exact needs.

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Complete Home creates bespoke turnkey houses for clients who don’t want an oak frame home. We work in the same way as Complete Oak Home, making sure we are with you throughout your project, guiding and advising you at every step.

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HERE'S WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY:

It's been something we've been looking at for some time but to be honest we didn't really want the hassle of having to do everything ourselves. The Complete Oak Home offers us a way of achieving our dream by undertaking those tasks for us.

M SMITH-KEARY

To me turnkey means that you have a safe pair of hands to look after you through the whole process. But I was also quite nervous of it because I really wanted to be involved in all of the decision making, and needed to know that I wasn’t going to left out of the process. Your turnkey service means that I am really enjoying the journey of building our dream holiday home. I get to be involved in all of the nice bits knowing that you take care of all of the stressful bits!

C NASH

“The team worked with us throughout the duration of our project, from the early design stages through to completion. We now have a wonderful oak framed home which we’ve been delighted to show to many other clients.”

K HANSON