“Replacement dwelling nestled into the landscape. Two simple barn-like forms linked by a more contemporary mono-pitch structure. ”

We are currently working with clients overseas to create a contemporary oak frame home.

Project Background

Living in Kuala Lumpur, our clients came to us for three things, listed below:

The first was a full turnkey solution (as they wanted to have a house designed and built in England for them to move back home to). They needed a complete planning, design and build company to fully manage their project who they could completely trust to take care of everything whilst they were living abroad.

The second was a company who used tried and trusted cost processes who could help them to keep their project within budget.

The third was a company with extensive planning knowledge and capabilities. Although planning permission had already been granted despite a lot of local resistance, that scheme was not precisely the design of contemporary oak frame home that our clients were looking for. We therefore resubmitted to give our clients the spatial improvements they were looking for, as well as taking the opportunity to visually enhance the overall scheme. Satisfying the disparate demands of all parties in this conservation area, and the sensitivity of the site was key to achieving a positive outcome.


We have worked very closely with them to ensure that we have their project fully under control, but involving them as and when they choose. We have regular Skype meetings with them, and meet face to face when they are back in the UK.

The house was completed in August 2019.

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


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. 


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.


To find out more about our client-led approach to design, have a read of our blog posts on bespoke architecture, designing from a blank canvas and our client lifestyle briefing process.

If you would like to speak to our Project Consultant, Ged Brockett, and have a FREE phone consultation about your project, please call 01249 479890.