Whether you are looking to expand your home for more space or a keen DIYer looking for a new project to sink your teeth into, self-building couldn’t be a better option. You can stay in your neighbourhood if you like it and not have the upheaval that comes with moving house.

We have described some of the benefits of self-building your Timber Frame extension, along with some photos of self-build projects we have undertaken.  This is the first of a two part article.

The key benefits of self build timber frame extensions are…

  • Speed and flexibility without the mess
  • Anyone can self-build
  • Self-building with Timber Frame lends itself to all home expansions
  • You are wholly in control of costs

Speed and flexibility – with less mess!

Building your extension in Timber Frame will generally be finished much quicker than when using brick and block with the added benefit of much less mess and less intrusion on your lifestyle due to the speed of construction with weather conditions unlikely to put a halt on progress. Choosing Timber Frame is also a very cost effective option as depending on design, some of our extensions are weatherproof in a matter of days.

In these two articles we have shown a couple of recent projects we have completed where the home owners have really thought ‘outside the box’ when designing their extensions.  Below is a quote from some delighted clients.

Before ExtensionSelf Build Timber Frame Extension


We wanted to extend our 2 bed bungalow so that we can start a family and after much research found Vision Development. We are first time self-builders and from first contact, Vision made it very easy for us to get our head around elements within our build. The structure was assembled within 3 days from delivery date and the site was left tidy.

The service was excellent throughout and it has been great to deal with a local family run business who really cared about our project.

I would highly recommend Vision Development for anyone looking to self-build be it first time or seasoned builders.

Thank you Tim and team for your efforts.


Self Build Timber Frame Extension
Self Build Timber Frame Extension

If you would like to find out how you can benefit from a self build timber frame extension then please contact Vision Development by calling 0118 971 2181, by emailing us, or by using our Contact Form.  Part two of this article will follow shortly.

Solar Panel Interlocking MountsFront View of Additional Storey Extension