Some examples of our recent work.

Viewing deck in mature ash tree.

Tree deck with hand rail built around trunk and branches.

A secluded viewing platform with a bird's eye view.

Our client enjoyed sitting in this tree so much, with it's view of Scattery Island in the Shannon Estuary, that he asked us to build a viewing deck where he could place chairs to relax with a cuppa or glass of wine.

The design incorporates the tree branches into the deck, with a hinged trapdoor entrance accessible from the trunk. We used rope access and climbing techniques and equipment to site the structure which is supported by the branches below.

The images below show the different stages of the project.

Viewing deck in mature ash tree.

The finished deck in its garden setting. Sited quite high in the tree and supported by the branches below, a project like this requires a good working knowledge of trees and the principles of tree surgery.

Tree deck, siting cross beams.

Beginning the build by siting the cross beams. Tools and materials are carried up or raised using ropes.

View of the house from the tree deck.

Looking down towards the house. 

Tree deck in progress, siting the platform. Shows tree structure with first ledger and crossbeams.

Ropes and a long ladder were needed in order to site the platform.

Trapdoor entrance to tree deck.

Trapdoor entrance to main trunk.

Tree deck in progress showing ropes and climbing gear.

Incorporating the branches. The photo shows some of the climbing ropes used throughout the build.

The climbing club house.

Bespoke garden building - timber clubhouse with veranda and slide.

A space to climb without a tree.

A garden room for growing children with an indoor climbing wall and a veranda for elevated outdoor play. This fun playhouse project included full insulation, exterior larch cladding, opening windows and a skylight. Our entirely bespoke design incorporated the features on our clients' wish list in a style to suit their home and taste.
Steps and a slide provide access up to and down from veranda, the insulation keeps the inside cosy after dark. The build was completed with lights and plug sockets to create a bright space for fun, study and sleepovers.

Playhouse front exterior showing door and windows and the Siberian larch cladding.

The modern design was given a smart and durable exterior finish with Siberian larch cladding, which is long lasting as well as being weather and insect resistant. 

Playhouse interior showing door and windows.

The door and left hand window are tempered glass, all opening windows near the climbing wall are made of perspex for safety. To the right and opposite are the two walls that make up the climbing area.

Trapdoor entrance to tree deck.

Looking in from the veranda window. Taken from the door in the previous picture, the photo shows part of the climbing area, which also covers the adjoining wall the left of the picture and a third of the ceiling.

Interior perspex skylight illuminating the interior window to the veranda and the upper climbing area.

The sklight ensures a clear view of the sky and plenty of daylight.This photo also shows the depth of the walls and ceiling. These were both waterproofed with breathable membrane and filled with 150mm rockwool insulation before finishing with interior cladding.

Corner of the climbing area where the two climbing wall panels meet, showing coloured climbing holds and a crash mat.

Over 200 holes were drilled in the climbing wall panels in different patterns so the holds can be moved to provide a constant variety of climbing options.

Girl using climbing holds to climb the interior wall up to the skylight.

The two internal lights illuminate the climbing area so it can be used even on dark winter evenings. 

Bespoke garden "she cave".

A custom built garden cabin in a lawned garden with a rural landscape in the background.

A custom timber cabin with built in cat shelter.

Our customer asked us to build this cosy cabin as a garden retreat for herself and her cat. The porch area above the door is an outdoor cat shelter, steps lead up to the porch from the outside and a ladder and elevated catflap provide access from the cabin interior.

Installed in the beautiful Glen of Aherlow, the building is 2.4m square, fully insulated and cladded inside and out. Tempered glass windows bring in the light and the wonderful view.

A closer view of the garden "she-cave" showing the triangular porch and a cat flap in the door.

The photo shows the lower cat flap and the the cat shelter porch. steps to help the cat access the porch are visible through the left hand door window.

Cabin exterior showing a close up of the shiplap cladding landscape beyond.

The cabin exterior is clad in pressure treated shiplap timber.

Interior cladding on walls and ceiling, and a simple built in bench adjacent to a window.

The interior walls and ceiling are fully cladded. A simple shelf style bench makes a functional seat for a view from the window.

The cat shelter porch from the cabin interior.

The cat elevated cat shelter from inside the cabin.

Douglas fir pergola.

Heavy duty Douglas fir pergola built by

Hand notched and scrolled in heavy duty timber.

Our client had looked at pergolas available online and asked us for something more sturdy and built to last. We designed this pergola to fit the existing space and to integrate with their new patio, incorporating steel base and wall plates for solid fixing.

For the construction they chose Douglas fir, which is naturally resistant to rot and very durable. The timber was planed and sanded, the beams were all notched and the ends shaped by hand in our workshop before the final installation on site. 

Planing the timber in our workshop.

The Douglas fir timber was planed in our workshop.

Hand notching the timber beams for the pergola.

Hand notching the pergola cross beams. The end scrolls were also created by hand.

Pergola installed in garden.

Pergola installed in garden.

Pergola side view.

Pergola side view. The boxed "feet" conceal the welded steel base plates.

Smaller bespoke timber and steel garden products.

Image of gates showing the wall and house behind.

Timber & steel gate

We made this wide gate from pressure treated timber with a strong welded steel frame to be an exact fit between the existing gate posts. Our client chose a traditional style to complement their period home.

Lateral larch fence with rich grain. Slim upright green bamboo plants grow in front of the fence.

Siberian larch fence

This 9m long by 3m high horizontal fence in richly grained and weather resistant Siberian larch was designed for aesthetic appeal as well as to define the boundary in an urban garden. 

Wooden garden bench pictured under the windows at the front of a traditional house.

Garden bench

A clean minimal design in pressure treated timber, this simple yet functional bench will withstand the elements. We build garden furniture in a range of timbers and custom sizes.

Rectangular and square planters in unpainted timber. They are decorated with wood cut motifs of a sun, moon and star.

Wooden planters

Our customer chose their own decorative motifs for this matching set of pressure treated timber planters. The large size holds 60 litres of compost, the small 40 litres.  We can make these to order with your choice of design on the front.

Your imagination is our work.

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