A match made on the shooting range
The Oakwrights adventure with the Honesberie Shooting School started as many of the best conversations do, by word of mouth.
The popular Club House at the Honesberie Shooting School, Warwickshire, epitomises the quality and unique appeal of Oakwrights oak frames
OAK FRAME AESTHETICS
The power of word of mouth really is extraordinary. All it takes is a few good words from a friend, a business connection or a fellow reader of Country Life—one of those people who are lucky enough to have acquired one of Oakwrights’ oak frames, either as the structural base for their home or business or as a specially designed addition to enhance the landscape and aesthetics of their surroundings.
Honesberie Shooting School Oak Building
COMMERCIAL OAK FRAME OUTBUILDING
Nick Hollick, owner and founder of Honesberie Shooting School, got in touch with Oakwrights Country Buildings in the spring of 2013 after a previous client made the recommendation. Nick was looking to create a club house for his new school, but he wanted something a little different from the norm. He also wanted the lodge to be ready to accept visitors by the start of the shooting season in November of the same year. Having decided on an oak-frame structure, Nick proceeded to have another two companies give him quotes on the work needed to achieve his dream lodge, but Oakwrights won hands down.
‘It was the solid impression of teamwork that I gleaned from my initial conversations with Tim Crump [Oakwrights’ Managing Director] that hooked me,’ explains Nick. ‘Then, ultimately, it was through that teamwork that Oakwrights delivered exactly what we were looking for. As a shooting man, Tim helped seal the deal and, since then, we have become great friends.
The Oakwrights sponsored shooting stand.
AN OAK STRUCTURE FOR CORPORATE EVENTS
Oakwrights has sponsored one of our shooting stands and we are currently awaiting the arrival of our newest addition from the Oakwrights Country Buildings Team— a wonderful Leisure Pavilion to extend our hospitality services out onto the ranges!’ Oakwrights got the club house frame up during the early summer of 2013, with everything in place for the follow-on trade. It was almost unimaginably perfect, with the company that fixed the face-glazing suitably impressed that this stupendous oak frame was delivered within 0.5mm of their requirements. Honesberie Shooting School was trading from the clubhouse in good time for the start of the season that year and visitors found the oak frame surrounds so unique and appealing that the team are now fielding enquiries for weddings and corporate events.
The Oakwrights Country Buildings Leisure Pavilion Design for Honesberie Shooting School.
A cosy seating area with a wood burner and glazed gable.
The welcoming view of the oak framed shooting school.