Timber framers, traditional builders & joiners in Dorset

Pretty damn good ones too!

We are traditional builders with a modern attitude. Green oak frames, traditional masonry, intricate brickwork, slate roofing, lead work, plastering, finishing, architectural ironmongery, door hanging, groundwork services are all skills we're used to delivering on a daily basis be it using modern or traditional materials. We work as a team of two and for larger or time restricted projects, we have a small army of trades people who are used to working alongside us. Everything we do comes with a level of thought, planning and attention to detail unusual in today's building trade. By appointing us we can assure you of a service second to none.

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Recent Work

15 Century Manor House Roof Restoration

We fully removed and restored the roof of a 15 century manor house. Really rewarding work when you peel off sections to find, and then work with, pieces of wood that have been there for hundreds of years. There is a real sense of pride working with genuine English heritage.
Specially made for a discerning client

Bespoke Seasoned Oak Garden Gates

One pair of specially commissioned garden gates designed for a beautiful property near Newbury. These were made completely from scratch, full mortise and tenon construction. Incredibly satisfying to see them in place.

Holwell Stables part 2

Back in Holwell, new stables for a new client. Oak framed with western red cedar on blocks. A little more intricate than the last, including stores, a tack room, roof storage and a covered walkway. Client is making his own doors and we are back in next month to make and fit the windows.

What our clients have to say about us...

"We first got involved with Neil when a local electrician recommended him. On meeting we immediately trusted him and decided to go with Sellick and Saxton without proper competing bids. Things could not really have been smoother, they started on time, finished on time, pre approved all change requests (mostly us changing our minds / extra work) and billed as agreed. They were also tidy and as quiet as practical. The oak was far prettier than we ever imagined. Once the job was done they were very happy to come back to change some minor snags where the galvanised metal work was defective. If only everything in life was so easy. "

- Peter H

"Whatever the work - from a bookcase to stables, Neil and Luke are passionate about their work. Excellent craftsmen."

- Barbara

"I have known Neil and Luke for many years and they always take pride in their work - whether of a small or large nature. They are reliable, polite and very pleasant people with whom to do business. They have undertaken work for myself and my neighbour and I can throughly recommend their work."

- Baroness J De Wykerslooth