Our cost control process gives clients their lifetime home


Project Background

Our clients held a long-term vision to build an oak framed home and had finally found a property in the ideal location. They had carried out significant research into options for building their new bespoke house. As busy, professional people, with a young family, they wanted to find a company that would work alongside them throughout the whole of the project.

They decided to work with an oak framing company offering a turnkey service.  However, after the initial planning phase, they became concerned when the costs of the build itself seemed high. They also found the breakdown of costs wasn’t giving them a sufficient understanding of where their money would be spent or that everything they needed for completion of the project was included.

They came to Complete Oak Home as they understood that we would provide them with the clarity of detail and independence they needed.  Together, we evaluated the design and made design changes they felt were necessary. This resulted in a re-submission for planning approval. The previous company had offered an ‘off the shelf’ design with some customisation to suit the client. However, on reflection, they felt this didn’t give them quite what they were looking for and if they were going to build their lifetime home they really wanted to get it right.

The House

The house is generously proportioned over 365m2 of internal floor area.

The ground floor comprises a large entrance hall, study, gym and reception room. The open plan kitchen, living and dining space opens on to well connected outside spaces and a large garden.

On the first floor, the master bedroom has an en suite and dressing room while two further bedrooms share a Jack and Jill en suite. There is also a large family bathroom.

A second floor accommodates a dual-use spare bedroom/cinema room and another en suite.


This beautiful home was completed at the end of 2019.

Images by Victoria Middle Photography

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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.

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