Billingshurst

Carpenters are often the unsung heroes of engineering and construction. With a piece of wood and the right skills any problem can be solved – at least that is what Olaf, a master carpenter, is hoping. Now he’s up against the biggest challenge of his career. He wants to create an oasis for himself and partner Fritha on a small slice of land in West Sussex, which happens to be squeezed by a mainline railway and a busy A road. Not only that, half of the plot can’t even be built on due an underground mains sewer. All they’re left with is a very small triangle on which to build their future life together.

 

With just one hundred and ninety thousand pounds in the bank, Olaf and Fritha have to use all the ingenuity they can muster to make their triangular 3 bedroom house come to life. Sturdy retaining walls and foundations to combat traffic vibrations cost more than they’d hoped. The bewildering angles needed to create the sharp pointed hand built timber frame stretch Olaf to his limits. As super thick sound proofing walls are installed together, the budget reaches breaking point. And along with all this, Fritha and Olaf are going through IVF at the same time. It’s clear that this is turning into one of the most stressful and pivotal moments of their lives.

 

Suppliers List

The following list of suppliers is for information purposes only and no representation or endorsement is made by us in respect of these suppliers.

Service
Company Name
Carpentry, joinery, kitchen and staircase
Baltic Birch plywood for internal joinery and kitchen
Bee bricks, blocks, bat box and swift box
Breathable membranes
Bricklayer
Cedar cladding
Chimney
Corten steel
Decorative slate
Double decker bus
Driveway
Driveway supplier
Foundations concrete supplier and pump
General building materials
Glover lawn
Home furnishings – Secret Pillows
Internal Doors
Internal toughened and exterior safety glass and mirrors 
IPE decking
Jarrah sleepers
Liquid screed supplied
MHVR system
Oak fence
Oak for staircases, finishing and second fix
Oak floors
First and second floors
Ground floor
Painter and decorator
PIR insulation
Plastering 
Pocket door kits
Quartz worktop
Render
Rockwool insulation
Roof windows
Solar panels
Solar invertor
LEWIS metal decking
Stone Bath
Tesla powerwall
Timber frame components
Underfloor heating system
Upholstery of blue chair
Utility room tiles, hearth tiles and petrified wood basin
V M Zinc roof supplier and installer
Wenge worktop
White goods
Wood burner
Wood burner installer
Wooden furniture
With Thanks to Bates and Lambourne Workshop