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Becoming a timber frame house Designer
After studying 3D Furniture Design & Making at Uni', the meandering path of my career took me through several roles; from working as a credit controller for a University dealing with NHS & Blue-chip accounts (chasing invoices for hundreds of thousands of pounds) through to working for the ticketing company that organised the FIFA World Cup (extracting seating data from stadium drawings, importing it into ticket allocation software and allocating peoples tickets to seats in South Africa). I then worked designing furniture for a shop fitters, programming and operating a CNC machine to cut it.
As an oak frame designer I get to utilise all the skills I have gained through my previous roles. I use my communication and organisational skills to help me steward my projects through the design process and into production whilst keeping them on track with their project timelines. I use my 2D & 3D CAD skills in the modelling of the houses and their oak frames, through to the production of the drawings exported out of the Dietrich’s software. I use my skills in 3D design to give client's frames that structurally sound and aesthetically pleasing look - and all within budget.
Designing the dream Oak Home
The best part of my job is that I meet clients who have been dreaming of their new timber frame home, sometimes for years, and I make their dream a reality. Going out on site and helping erect the frame is so rewarding, seeing the joy in their faces as the frame goes up and their house appears before their eyes. Every client is different and every house is too, so although the process remains the same, no project ever is - so it keeps the job fresh and interesting.