Testimonials

Somerset Extension

We are absolutely delighted with our Westwind Timber Frame kitchen extension. When we had the idea of an extension on our house, we fancied an oak frame and someone recommended Westwind as they have a dining room extension built by them. We went to view it and were swept away with the quality and aesthetics of their new works.

We had seen other designers projects at shows and viewings, but nothing quite matched the Westwind model.

We met up with the Westwind team and had a great initial meeting with them at their workshops which included brainstorming ideas about the design and possibilities. This was very  informative, constructive, calm and creative. A design, matching our ideas was drawn up on CAD form along with a quotation, which was better than we thought.

The quote and design was discussed over the phone and we placed the order. The building of the frame, delivery and installation had to fit in with our builders time frame, who was building our garage underneath and interfacing the new extension to the old house. Westwind were seamless with this time scale, their delivery and very professional erection of the frame.

We have no hesitation in recommending Westwind; from the initial meeting with the design team, right through to the friendly team who delivered and built it.

It looks fantastic as a kitchen now and is a beautiful piece of modern day/traditional craftsmanship. We just don’t tire of admiring the beautiful timber. Mike & Sally Chilman

Green Oak Cottage

Green Oak Cottage

When we embarked on our ‘oak frame dream home’ venture we were complete novices, but with a fairly clear idea of what we wanted.

We chose Westwind because of Rupert’s willingness to give us time, guidance and confidence in relaxed and friendly discussions. In addition to the oak frame it was beneficial for us that Westwind also supplied and fitted the SIPs. Rupert also recommended an experienced architect, who was able to suggest a builder and this combination, together with the friendly and professional Westwind staff, enabled the project to run smoothly. When the time came for erection on site, the crew were friendly, amusing and knowledgeable so that the frame and SIPs went up as planned.

The end result is the house we wanted that has attracted many compliments from the villagers and further afield. Thank you Westwind for the huge contribution made in fulfilling our dream!  Bill & Bridget Ewen

The Old Pond House

“Dear Rupert et al, thank you for doing such a fantastic job. The frame is wonderful and you are all brilliant.” Rosie and Paul Baldieri

Warwickshire

“My design for a green oak frame extension was quite complex, and most framers we visited told us it would not be possible to achieve, trying to persuade us to adopt something simpler. When we met Rupert and his team we were impressed with their attitude, skill and good humour and it was clear that they could successfully undertake our design. So it was Westwind’s willingness and ability to take on complex designs and constructions which differentiated them from other companies.” Mick Groves

Peacehaven

“What is it about an oak frame that gives such an immediate atmosphere? I haven’t a clue, but we can’t keep away from the place since it was raised. It has a kind of magnetic pull which draws us in and enveloped us in its charm. I wanted to let you know just how much we appreciated the skill, hard work and dedication you put in to our build. You were a pleasure to deal with and everyone was so enthusiastic and charming.” Jon and Jill Dudley

Isle of Man

“A pleasure to deal with from start to finish, relaxed but extremely professional, personable, knowledgeable… would definitely use Rupert and the boys again.” Henry Whipp

Riverwood

Riverwood

“We were very happy with Rupert’s designs, along with the flexibility he displayed whilst in conversations with our architects. I have also to comment on your site team; the boys were great fun and very professional. All those components added together and made erecting the frame one of the easiest parts of our whole build. We would definitely use you guys again.” Carla and Russell Attwood

Shaw and Pattie's Oak Framed House in Northern Ireland

Shaw and Pattie's Oak Framed House in Northern Ireland

“We never get tired of looking at the frame Rupert… every day there’s something new to enjoy, it’s so organic, and seems to have a life of its own. Also, we have had so many compliments and admirers from people out walking, that we are thinking of charging! We would always be more than happy to give Westwind a recommendation for a job well done.”
Shaw & Patti Harper, Northern Ireland.