Timber Design and Construction was founded by Gaetan Goubet. Trained in France by the Compagnons Du Devoir, a guild of tradesmen, Gaetan Goubet spent 12 years honing his skills across Europe before settling in Scotland. He gained experience working on oak frames and timber projects and undertaking a range of historical conservation schemes before, in 2004, this company was born.

We have under 5 staffs, which helps keep things manageable, we run one project at the time to give our clients our all undivided attention. Our small company is dedicated to a personal service and delivers a high-quality service to clients across mainland Scotland and the Western Isles. Examples of our work can be seen in our Gallery, and testimonials from former clients can also be read on this website. To this day, the company adheres to the same work ethic and passion that was instilled by its founder, working with clients, architect and contractors to get the best possible results.

We also pride ourselves on being one of the most sustainable oak building companies in Scotland. Oak used in all of our projects comes from within 70 miles of our yard and is milled within 10 miles. We shape the beams ourselves on site. We aim for sustainable practice and are delighted to work with those who are seeking eco-friendly building solutions.

Timber Design and Construction always aim not only to meet but to exceed clients’ expectations. We can undertake a wide range of projects, from new homes and entire oak buildings to oak extensions large or small. Whether you are looking for a company to undertake the design and construction of an oak garden building – an oak orangery, oak garage or oak garden studio or office or an oak porch, an oak conservatory, or another oak extension for your home, contact us today to find out what we can do for you.



" 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.