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Allies Farm

Allies Farm - seen from the north | Photo by Simon Maxwell

Allies Farm

Allies Farmhouse 3
Photo by James Gray

Allies Farm in Essex incorporates a former WW2 airfield with many of the original buildings remaining on the site.  The farmer and his family wanted a new home among these buildings and with the Architect, Cameron Scott, used them as inspiration.

Allies frame air
Photo by James Gray


Architect: Cameron Scott   01626 85 44 05  www.timberdesign.com

Builders: Andy Nott, David Jones & Russell Lane

Timber Frame: Don Rigby & Rob Williams - Carpenter Oak Ltd. www.carpenteroak.com

Photos by Simon Maxwell www.simoncmaxwell.com & Cameron Scott

Allies ext S1

Photo by Simon Maxwell

The house is constructed with a home grown softwood frame that is based on the oak framing tradition.  This has produced a building that is modern in feel while borrowing from the older methods and fitting in with its surroundings.  It is not surprising that it won an award for the Best Timber Frame Home 2012 and Best Interiors 2012 categories in the Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards.  

frame model

Cameron Scott's frame drawing

This Practice checked, sized and designed the members and joints of the frames with the wind bracing, foundations etc in close collaboration with Cameron Scott.