Timber Design and Construction was founded in 2004 by Gaetan Goubet who was trained in France by the Compagnons Du Devoir. Our small company is dedicated to a personal service and delivers high-quality oak framed buildings to clients across mainland Scotland and the Western Isles. We can undertake a wide range of oak building projects, from oak porches and entire oak buildings, oak garages, oak conservatories to oak extensions large or small. We also pride ourselves on being one of the most sustainable oak building companies in Scotland.



Our completed projects stand as testament to our hard work and attention to detail and our many happy clients, many of whom become friends through working with us, will affirm our commitment to beautiful, enduring oak design and construction.

Craftsmanship, Charm & Tradition

Integrity, honesty and reliability

An Easy and Straight forward Process

Sustainable Practice

Charm & Tradition

Integrity, honesty and reliability

An Easy and
Straight forward Process

Sustainable Practice


Timber Design and Construction aim to make the process of building your dream oak building or oak extension as easy and straightforward as possible. Throughout the entire process you will have just one single point of contact as we design, manufacture and erect your oak frame – making it easy for us to make sure that you get exactly what you require and desire.

Initial Contact




The Build


The Build



"Great company to work with! Gaetan took time to get a feel for the staircase I wanted, made the initial design, incorporated my comments then, before expected, it was in the building looking great! One of the other trades had taken a shortcut which badly affected the staircase- Gaetan proposed a solution and made it happen without missing a beat! A bespoke oak frame staircase and cupboard worth every penny and becoming more valued by the day. Couldn’t ask for anything more!"

Colin H.

"TDC were helpful from the outset when we started to design our new conservatory. Gaetan was happy to accommodate our design ideas and last minute design changes. From the moment Gaetan and his team arrived on site we knew we were in good hands. They truly are masters of their craft. Their attention to detail and the final finish of the oak frame was outstanding. They grafted hard from the minute they arrived and worked long hours in order to get the project finished. They were always in good humour despite everything the Hebridean weather could throw at them. We hoped our conservatory would be something special but the finished product has more than exceeded our expectations. The conservatory is now our families favourite space to spend time in and the oak frame adds real character to the house. We would not hesitate in employing Gaetan and his team again in the future."

John J.

" TDC completed full design, construction & installation of oak frames & trusses for my new-build house. I found them very professional and helpful to deal with. Very good craftsmen. "

Gordon F.

" Whole service was excellent and seamless from start to finish. Owner spent plenty of time discussing our plans and making useful suggestions. Their work was scheduled to work in and around the other trades involved in our new build and they were very flexible about this. Most of their work was carried out in their workshop, then rapidly assembled on site. The finished job, which is a green oak sunroom, is absolutely stunning and is frequently commented on and praised by people walking past our house or visiting. Although work of this high quality is never going to be cheap, it was significantly less expensive than we expected and represents excellent value for money. Without doubt, this is our favourite part of the house and we would highly recommend the company to anyone considering a similar project "

Colin B.

" Highly skilled, flexible and pleasant to work with. Practical decision making leading to economy off site and whilst on site. Worked exactly to timetable. This is the second time I have worked with this firm on tricky site logistics and they handled it admirably. I would not hesitate to work with them again. "

Andrew M.

" Fully satisfied, what a fantastic job done. The extension is looking so grand. Level of service is excellent - punctual, hardworking contractors, work to a high standard with professionalism. Project done on time within schedule. "

Dahlia M.

"Your work ethic was exemplary and you provided us with a personalised service, delivered on time and to a high standard. We are delighted with our new room, which has not only increased capacity but has also become an integral part of our home and a welcoming space in which to relax and entertain."

Jean S.

"Gaetan and his team have done an oak frame project and stairs for me. Consisted of four large frames, balcony and stairs, a separate main hallway stairs and a large 10 seat oak table. A large project involving an awkward access to the build site. Gaetan delivered exactly on time and remained onsite untill the oak project was finished. Very high standard workmanship and finish on all aspects of this project. Highly recommend Gaetan for any size of oak project and build."

Pieter V.W

"We had our beautiful green oak frame extension built in this year by Timber Design & Construction. Gaetan was excellent to get along with right from the design phase to the finish and was very professional in his approach , which resulted in a fantastic job with the extension. We would highly recommend Timber Design & Construction and would definitely use them again without hesitation."

Rudi & Jenny

"Timber Design & Construction provided a fantastic service from planning right through to construction of the oak frame of our new lounge. The result for us is a garden room that we absolutely love. The craftsmanship is second to none which has resulted in a really special space."

Nicola M.

"Made a beautiful oak porch for us and we are delighted with it. Price was very good and guys who fitted it were excellent. I would highly recommend them."

Alan C.

"Gaetan and his team are simply superb, from providing initial design advice / budgeting / installation and post install cleanup. Would recommend this firm to anyone for both internal bespoke and external carpentry."

Philip M.

"Gaetan built an oak framed yacht shelter for us to a unique design that we provided. All aspects of the project through to completion were excellent including friendly communication and sophisticated installation. Since completion, numerous folk have passed more than favourable comment on what they see. Not cheap certainly, but it is giving us enormous pleasure to have such an attractive structure close to our house. "

Peter P.