The country home

Do you live in a rural village or town where the exteriors of certain houses feature exposed timber frames? Perhaps you have admired similar properties while visiting or driving by? This style is familiarly known as ‘the country home.’

If you dream of building your own oak frame country-style home, our Architectural Design team can translate your vision into drawings that combine typical features detailed below, with specific local architecture, while incorporating your design wish list.

Typical country-style features

There are various characteristics which are traditionally associated with this style, such as the external and internal frames, magnificent trusses and fully vaulted rooms.

In addition, country-style homes are also shaped by the local vernacular. For example, country homes in the West Midlands feature large, square panelling; in the South and East you can appreciate close vertical studding; and in Cheshire and the North of the country, you may be familiar with ‘rococo’ design.

Case study: An oak frame family home in Surrey

Our clients, David and Deirdre, held onto their home building vision to design and construct this country-style, oak frame home and complementary room above garage. Discover the story behind their unique home building journey…

Case study

Step inside: Our Ranges

If you are searching for oak frame inspiration, explore and compare the various home design templates within our ‘Ranges,’ all of which can be tailored to suit your needs and lifestyle.

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21 Mar 2020

A country-style oak frame family home on a Hertfordshire plot

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22 Mar 2019

A traditional new build oak frame home in a Buckinghamshire village

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A dream oak frame family home on a Derbyshire plot

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