Our primary work is in the construction, restoration and preservation of timber framed buildings for home, commercial, office or agricultural use. This includes Oak Sussex Barns, granaries for home offices, domestic conversions, agricultural buildings, balconies, kitchen extensions and garages. We also offer consultancy services for your own build projects.


Timber framed construction is an exciting way of making beautiful buildings perfectly in keeping with the landscapes of Sussex and Hampshire. Downland Workshops specialises in traditional techniques and a sustainable and affordable approach. An effective alternative to brick, low maintenance costs, pleasing aesthetics and a small environmental footprint.


Downland Workshops were honoured to have been part of a specialist team that built a woodman’s cottage in the heart of Sussex that feature in one of the most popular Grand Designs episodes. We work alongside architect, client and engineer to find economic and practical solutions. We live and work in in West Sussex and the surrounding counties.

We are a team of specialist timber framers.  As a team, we can offer specialist advise regarding planning permission to meet councils requirements and provide detailed full photographic surveys of historic buildings.