Combining in-depth traditional timber framing knowledge and expertise in Computer Aided Design (CAD) modelling we can produce accurate 3D frame designs.

Your bespoke frame would be designed and refined using powerful CAD software enabling you to visualise your frame in 3D, making any key decisions at the initial stages.

We can then create scale drawings sufficient for both planning permission and building control requirements. We can also help manage your planning application and/or listed building consent with appropriate drawings.

We also supply frame drawings for timber framing companies outside of our working radius (East Anglia).

At what point should you get Chaplin Oak involved? Oak frame design has to adhere to certain design rules, primarily to ensure a robust structure. It is also important that the frame is considered at the initial stages, as the design is affected by technical factors, such as building envelope detail. Should you choose to use and architect or similar (not compulsory!), we would advise that you enlist our framing expertise either before or alongside them. Please have a look at our FAQ page for further details