Green Dream Homes Scandinavian self build timber frame housing . Canadian self-build timber frame homes . North American energy saving homes . Scandia style custom designed houses . Scandinia timberframe self build 'kit' houses . Ozzie style timber homes Australian timberframe systems German timber-frame wood houses . Green Oak and post and beam selfbuild houses Modern Methods of Manufacturing . European package build eco homes . FSC environmentally friendly building systems .round log homes & lodges - schools, hospitals, holiday parks, hotels, clinics, and more - 'Better Build Benfield' ATT !

      "... the sustainable way to build ..."

For free advice in UK call
01291 437 050

e-mail us


Visit NEW website


Please Enquire About

Self-Build Seminars 
& Training

Design Your Dream Home

Build it in Timber Frame



     "I" Beam Joists
Trussed Rafters
        Cassette Floors
        Cassette Roofs



         Village Halls

         Sports Buildings


Leisure Lodges
     Home Extensions
         Loft Conversions

         Home Offices

         Granny Flats 




          Colleges / Uni's
     Health Sector

         Nursing Homes

Green Dreams

     Builder Developer


     Frame Erection
     Full Build

     Self Builder

     Weather-tight Shell



      Development layouts





      Farming & Planning

Project Management

       Materials Lists

       Setting Out

       Site Surveys
Structural Design


       Frame Erection

       Self Builder Courses

Job & Business Opps
Property Services






Supply Chain

Quality Standards

Materials & Services Req'd

       Tenders / Bids



Useful Information
Useful Links

About BATT

Company Profile 


   e-mail us
     Enquiry Form

Sorry! - pages not linked are still under construction

Visit NEW website

Green Dream Homes
House Plans   Planning & Design   Site Survey & Contract Services   Foundations & Drainage   Scaffold &Frame Erection   Roofing    Windows & Doors   Training   Project Management   
What's the Cost?

The Freedom to Build Your Home, Your Way

Classic North American       Classic Australian       Classic Scandinavian

Thirty years ago a few discerning home owners, architects, builder, developers and other construction professionals began to recognise the value of using timber to construct high comfort, energy saving, draft free, affordable homes.  

Emulating Scandinavian, Swiss, North American and other countries where extreme weather conditions have made this an essential choice when specifying both new and rebuild projects, firms were established to import fully manufactureAn early timber frame home adapted to mimic brick and block 'wet build' constructiond wooden houses.  Many were adapted to mimic the appearance of brick and block 'wet build' properties, perceived at that time by agents and lending institutions as necessary to secure future marketability.  But today the excessive caution of these institutions is shown to have been completely unfounded.  

Timber frame is now the fastest growing sector of the building industry.  With wood and wood composite materials produced by an environmentally conscious sustainable forests industry, the UK Timber Frame Association reported a 25% increase in output for 2002.  This is not surprising, since with over 70% of the rest of the world opting for timber frame, the UK has a lot to catch up from its present base of 12%.   

Freed from the constraints of former years Green Dream Homes now brings all forward thinking home owners, developers, architects, self builders, specifiers and their financiers the ability to choose from the best of all possible worlds.  By combining  the most advanced methods and materials with our advanced timber technologies and designs we offer a choice of specifications, styles, and timber frame 'kit' home packages on a self Medieval style 'green oak' timber frame styleselect menu package basis for selfbuilders, contractors, select site developers and others.  You choose the type and size of wood to be used, what timber treatments you want applied (if any), how and when your house should be insulated, what type and finish you want for your windows and doors, whether you want solar, geothermal or multi fuel heating, heat recovery, windmill or photo-voltaic electricity, high energy saving glass, and so on.  Soaring cielings in glulam timbers preserve all the natural beauty, warmth and harmony of wood.

With freedom to design your own home exactly as you want it, subject to any local planning constraints you can have medieval green oak timbering, soaring ceilings, or straw bale insulation.  And all the time you can select just what finish, standard and costs you wish to use, knowing that they will all be manufactured, delivered and erected to the highest possible timberframe standards.  

Locate your own building site, or use our extensive connections and facilities to find plots of land for you.  Use a Start with your own sketch designs for your timberframe kit houselocal surveyor to check the size, soil and site conditions, as well as access restrictions, or use our specialist site surveying services.  Check things out with the local planning officers yourself, or work with our national team of professional planners to do this for you.  Appoint your own architect, or work up your design direct with our highly experienced technical timber frame design specialists.  Engage a main  building contractor and/or sub contractors direct, or use our nationwide network of approved builders for the general building and finishing works.  Handle excavations, foundations and drainage designs and works on a local basis, or use our design and build services to get you 'out of the ground' in the cheapest and quickest way possible.  Use your builders or a local carpenters to erect the scaffolding and timber frame,Sketch your floor plans and let us render a series of alternative timber frame finishes specially designed for self-builders. or let our experienced, specialist teams take the worries of co-ordination and completion off your hands.  Wait for your own roofing contractors to felt, batten and tile your house, or let our erection teams cover the roof before fitting the windows and doors to leave you with a wind and watertight structure that you can use for secure storage.  Look after all of the above - and more - yourself, or appoint us to 'project manage' your development.  

Get the freedom to build your home, your way now.  Start by reviewing the sample plans and styles in this section, then choose what specifications you might like, move on to linking this to the site or choice of general location you have in mind, and consider what you think might be the best way to design and build your Green Dream Home.

Classic North American       Classic Australian       Classic Scandinavian

House Plans   Planning & Design   Site Survey & Contract Services   Foundations & Drainage   Scaffold &Frame Erection   Roofing    Windows & Doors   Training   Project Management   What's the Cost?


Wherever you are ... Whatever you need ....

'Better Build Benfield'

"... the sustainable way to build ..."

United Kingdom Accreditation Service, certifying your timber frame project is manufactured and erected to reliable and quality ISO 9001:2000 procedures SGS - Society General de Surveillance ensures that quality systems and procedures are used in the design, manufacture and erection of your engineered timberframe structure is of the highest standard FSC - Forest Stewardship Council - FSC Timber Frame certification. Benfield ATT hold Chain of Custody certification for the Design, Sales, Manufacture & Distribution of Engineered Timber Structures – FSC endorsed by Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and WWF and EcoHomes Investors in People, Benfield ATT are one of a few timber frame companies to hold an award for the training and ongoing development of their people and service

Chartered Building Consultancy - timber frame, OSM (off-site manufacture) and engineered timber structure advisors. Timber Research and Development Association – our work with TRADA ensures high quality, eco-friendly engineered Timber Frame build projects. The Green Register of Construction Professionals - Benfield ATT's membership demonstrates our passion for environmentally sustainable timber frame self-builds, new homes, schools and social housing for local housing authorities AECB - Association of Environment Conscious Building – our FSC certified timber frame is endorsed by The Ecology Building Society Impact Upon Society Big Tick Award from Business in the Community – BITC – award-winning timber frame company within the Timber-frame industry TRA - Trussed Rafter Association – our membership assures Timberframe Trusses, Trussed Rafters, roofs and complex and innovative roofscapes are quality HBF - the only developer partnering timber frame company to be members of the House Builders Federation. Wales Quality Centre – members and committee members, we ensure the highest quality, especially when coupled with ISO 9001, FSC certification and Q-Mark Plus standards RICS - Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, assures our customers of our professionalism in wood and timber frame building and developing and surveying

Book mark / add this page to your favourites now


New Books
"Building Your Own Home" by Tony Booth & Mike Dyson,  a 'Daily Telegraph' publication. 
Available at W H Smith, Waterstones, Amazon