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Shepherds Joinery and General Building Limited is made up of a team of 50 qualified & experienced joiners that have built over 500 Timber Frame Buildings, including Travelodges, Sports Centres, Holiday Homes, Dream Homes & Extensions.

  • Free Estimates
  • Full Structural Engineering Drawings
  • Work with local authorities

The method of Timber Frame Construction that we have adopted is common practise in the US, Australia & Norway, who are all 10-15 years advanced than we are in the U.K.

Services included in build

We are professional timber frame experts that offer a wide variety of other services.

Timber Framed Extensions

Whether its due to relocation costs or loving your home, many people nowadays prefer to extend their existing property rather than move. A Timber Frame Extension is a fast way to increase your living space.

A Timber Frame Extension can be erected on site in just one day depending on the size and accessibility on site. The build can be carried out in all weather conditions which reduces the labour costs and site organisation, and with a Stick Build you have no storage problems on site as it is built in-situ.

Our - Latest Projects

Below is a selection of some of the recent timber frame homes and extensions we have created. Every timber frame home and extension is expertly project managed from start to finish, and to the client’s exact specifications.

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Why Choose
Timber Frame Extensions?

The many benefits of choosing timber framed extensions are well documented but they are worth repeating. The 'stick build on site' model means less for construction and assembly costs at a factory and there are less storage and haulage costs involved with the project. The fast construction of timber frame extensions has made them a popular choice as has the flexibility of the model which can be adapted or modified if problems arise on the site. The cost effective nature of timber frame extensions has led to an increase in this type of construction in recent years.

Environmental concerns are often an issue when a householder wants a home extension but the nature of timber frame extensions makes them eco-friendly. This is due to the modern insulation materials and techniques that are incorporated into the development of these modern buildings. New laws have come into force that demand better insulation for walls to prevent heat loss and better acoustic insulation to prevent extraneous outside noise from becoming a problem. New timber frame extensions are built to be as soundproof as possible and are also watertight and treated against insect infestation.

Timber Frame ExtensionsCosts For Timber Frame Extensions

The costs involved in building timber frame extensions depend upon a number of factors. These include the shape of the building and any structural anomalies that may demand some steel reinforcement.

Modern timber frame extensions are built using traditional and modern methods with high quality materials that are long lasting. A comparison between a traditional extension and timber frame extensions shows that they are simpler to build and blend in well in country areas. In addition, the heating costs are relatively low due to the superior insulation used in the build.

If you are considering a timber frame extension for your home look at the UK Timber Framed Buildings website which shows an array of photographs and has a wealth of useful information. You can contact the company by ringing 01229 836 212 or by email at shepjgbltd@sky.com.

Work out the ESTIMATED cost of your building

Cost Per m²
Size m²
Total Cost
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Cost Calculator

Work out the ESTIMATED cost of your building

Cost Per m²
Size m²
Total Cost
£95.00/m²
Enter the dimension of your space
then Click Here To Calculate

This calculator performs calculations inline the input form, to show intermediate results hiding the calculate button. It also shows pdf export option.
Cost Calculator

Work out the ESTIMATED cost of your building

Cost Per m²
Size m²
Total Cost
£95.00/m²
Enter the dimension of your space
then Click Here To Calculate

This calculator performs calculations inline the input form, to show intermediate results hiding the calculate button. It also shows pdf export option.

Clients Testimonials

  • Damon Bryant

    Leigh Shepherd and his team are as good as it gets. Our first project with shepherds joinery was to construct a one bedroom timber frame guest house with double garage below. It took them less than two weeks to get it ready for roof tiles and final fittings.
    It was a sight for saw eyes to watch it go up so quickly and so beautifully. We then got Leigh back to transform our existing brick built 1950's chalet style house into a modern new England timber clad mansion. The results are stunning and we could not recommend Leigh higher enough.
    He cared about every detail, and he would have sleepless nights worrying about aspects of the build, which allowed us not to worry ever. He's charming quick and quite simply brilliant. Oh and he cannot beaten on price. He will also be a friend for life now, and I'm not sure many people can say that about their builder.

    -Creative Director, Lotus F1 Team Limited

  • Tony

    Having decided to retire to France my wife and I spent 2Yrs searching for a suitable property with no success, so we decided to purchase a plot of land with magnificent views over the Pyrenees and design and construct our future home.
    After a number of problems with different as the french call them artisans we were very lucky to have a team of English Timber Frame erectors arrive and the rest is history we have finished up with a magnificent building and I cannot give praise enough for Leigh Shepherd and his team who worked through all weathers to make the building weatherproof and at the same time allowing us to spend our first Christmas in the comfort of this beautiful house..

    -South France Project

  • David Charlton

    Over the past 15 years Shepherds Joinery & General Building Ltd have constructed for us 6 large blocks of flats and over 20 individual houses in the Newcastle area.
    Prior to working with Shepherds Joinery we had worked with a few other Timber Frame Companies who supplied and fitted Panel Kit Buildings, but after experiencing Leigh and his teams constructing Stick Built on site we wouldn't choose any other way in the future, for quality, cost, speed and efficiency.The team at Shepherds Joinery are a dying breed..conscientious, hard working, tidy and extremely good at what they do. We look forward to working with Leigh and his men again later in the year.

    Director, New Forest Developments

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All our work is certified and accredited. We are members of several governing bodies allowing you to know you are dealing with professionals. Call us today and one of our experts will provide you with expert advice on the job you're looking for.

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