New Build Timber Frame Home in Henley on Thames

Vision Development were approached by our client in January 2018 and by May 2018 we were instructed to commence the timber frame design for the new build home in Northfield End, Henley on Thames.

We were advised very early on that the access to the plot where the house was to be erected was through a covered entrance of 3.5m wide and a little over 3m high with a narrow road leading to the sites driveway, so plans were immediately put in place to overcome these restrictions.

The lorry transporting the pre-fabricated panels was unloaded at the road and the panels were then transported through the covered archway via a trailer hooked onto the back of our erectors truck and carefully delivered to the site where they were then lifted with the use of a telehandler.

The front elevation drawing for the house.

The panels were delivered via a narrow road.

The new house was starting to take shape.

The timber frame assembly commenced on site on the 14th August 2018 and was complete by 7th September, a total of 19 working days. With large steel beams required in the roof and also through the ground floor, precision and care was taken to ensure the fixing of these beams were completed safely using the telehandler and a crane jib with slings for lifting the heavier materials into place.

With the timber frame structure now in place, the builder can commence the brickwork to the external of the ground floor and roofers can commence the felt and battening of the roof ready for tiling.

The Client had some kind words to say about the service which we offered for his project…

Having a tricky narrow access to my site it was important I chose the right timber frame provider who could negotiate any difficulties that may have arisen from the site’s tight location.After speaking with Tim and the staff at Vision I was quickly reassured that my project would go smoothly and to my satisfaction which it has. The project ran to the speedy schedule provided at theoutset and therefore my project programme stayed on track.‘Vision’ manufactured my timber frame to my design and specification in their own workshops in Reading,I was welcome to go and visit anytime to see the progress. I am delighted that the timber frame is now complete and thank ‘Vision’ for making the process effortless.

As the build progresses we will update our website with more photos of the finished home.

If you have a plot that you are looking to self-build your own unique home onto, but are unsure if you have the access to do so, please get in touch with us with photos of the site and access and we can assist with the logistics and planning required for installing a timber frame structure.

Email through your enquiry directly to us at or call us on 0118 971 2181 to see how we can help with your project.

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