What our clients say:

We understand that setting out on a self-build journey requires a lot of research. As part of this you may wish to look to past projects from Frame Technologies and hear our reviews.

Over the past six years, Frame Technologies has established a proud reputation in the self-build industry throughout the UK.

Not only do we provide excellent energy-efficient timber frame homes, we provide the highest standards of customer service too.

To give you confidence in our systems and services, here are a few self-build testimonials from our former clients:

  1. Frame Technologies have helped us to build our dream home during the COVID-19 pandemic

“Frame Technologies have helped us to build our dream home in the most testing times during the COVID-19 pandemic. We cannot praise them enough for their professional work ethic and quality product. Simon & Jenny have made our journey into self-build a pleasurable experience and with their help and support we are creating our forever home. What a brilliant team!”

A self-build testimonial from Roger and Rosanna Bromley, self-builders

  1. The after sales service was second to none

“We found Simon from Frame Technologies very knowledgeable, helpful and full of ideas to make our dream a reality. Definitely a glass half full and a can do attitude. The after sales service was second to none and I’m sure he felt as enthusiastic about our dream home as we were. Thoroughly recommend.”

A self-build testimonial from Frank M, self-builder

  1. Simon and Jennifer have always been at the end of the phone whenever we have wanted help

“We embarked on our first self-build of a passive standard house in Suffolk in October 2019. Having used an architect to design the house for us we then searched for a frame company to build the frame offsite. Out of five companies that quoted we knew from the very first email from Simon Orrells at Frame Technologies that we wanted to work with them. Their Tech Vantage range of frames can provide whatever you are looking for and the one we needed had a very competitive price tag considering the strict insulation and airtight qualities we wanted for our build. Simon and Jennifer are extremely knowledgeable about timber frame building with many years of experience and were incredibly helpful and patient with us. We decided to opt for supply only and erect the frame ourselves but Simon and Jennifer have always been at the end of the phone whenever we have wanted help and advice, no matter how trivial.  I can’t recommend them highly enough as their devotion to helping the self-builder achieve their dreams is second to none. They have given us the courage, knowledge and continued support from the beginning and no doubt until the end of our self-build journey.  Thank you!”

A self-build testimonial from Suzanne Richardson, self-builder

  1. Enthusiastic & ready to help from the moment we met

“From the moment that we met Frame Technologies, they were enthusiastic and ready to help us. Having got in touch, we realised that we’re located near to Simon and Jennifer, who came round with a bottle of wine to discuss our plans! As we progressed with the self-build extension, Frame Technologies dealt with questions as soon as they arose and were happy to adapt plans to meet our new design ideas as the build process evolved. Simon and Jennifer consistently checked that we were happy with all developments throughout the process, and our self-build extension was completed in the time span that we had agreed. We would highly recommend them to anyone starting their self-build journey.”

A self-build testimonial from Alex Fordham, The Granary

  1. A friendly, personal service from start to finish

“Working with Simon, Jennifer and the whole team at Frame Technologies was a great experience. From the very beginning, Simon understood that we were self-build beginners. The friendly, personal service was there from start to finish. It was very appealing that we could speak directly with Frame Technologies about any queries at any time. Simon was fantastic when liaising with other trades during the build too, which took pressure off us. Building your own home is such a privilege – both a joy and terrifying – and knowing that we were working with experts in structural timber frame took away a lot of the fear.”

A self-build testimonial from Sarah Whiting, Cedar Barn

  1. Great understanding of the complexity of the build

“The frame looks marvellous, they did a great job and worked so quick! Nobody could believe that a whole house was up within the week.  Many thanks for all your help. It is all much appreciated; it makes life so much easier dealing with you as you understand the complexities of a build especially as we are novices! Look forward to working with you again – when we decide to do another one and have recommended other self-builders.”

A self-build testimonial from Debbie & Phil King – Self-builders, Horsham

  1. Innovation and technical knowledge

“Frame Technologies carries forward the innovation and technical knowledge of its founder Simon Orrells that will be welcomed by architects designing at the forefront of ecological design. I have worked with Simon for many years and his depth of knowledge and enthusiasm for the possibilities of structural timber have been a great asset to my clients and their projects.”

A self-build testimonial from Ruth Reed – RIBA

  1. The whole process was efficient, supportive and friendly

“As a self-builder, working with the team at Frame Technologies was great, from the technical design stage to the delivery and erection of the frame. The whole process was efficient, supportive and friendly, with the delivery and budget being met.  With such a complex design, the inevitable minor snags during erection were promptly and efficiently resolved.  Their innovative twin wall design has provided a remarkable home which exceeds the design efficiency performance.”

A self-build testimonial from Richard Hurd – Self-builder, Tring

  1. Experience speaks volumes

“Through a flexible approach and a wealth of experience gained over two decades in the industry – the team at Frame Technologies can help at every stage of the design and construction journey.”

A self-build testimonial from Mr & Mrs Middleton – Self-builders from Nelson

  1. We did not expect you be this quick

“I would just like to say how very grateful we are that you were patient for the two months our project was put on hold, then as soon as the problem was resolved you immediately started to erect the timber frame! We did not expect you be this quick. Simon did a good job with his team and always found a solution to the problem! Thank you very much for the well wishes, we would be happy to recommend you.”

A self-build testimonial from Leanne & Nick Layton Self-builder

  1. Knowledge base of the construction industry is vast

“I have worked with Simon Orrells in the timber frame industry for 15 years. I find his knowledge base of the construction industry is vast. I have always found him to be organised, professional and most helpful. He has always made time to listen to my clients and help them with their queries and questions on their own level.”

A self-build testimonial from Andrew Last – Building Consultant, Architectural Technologist


  1. The team were great from start to finish

“The team at Frame Technologies were great from start to finish. They understood that I was completely new to the self-build process and were always happy to answer my questions and offer advice. We met with the team regularly throughout the design phase and were even invited on a factory tour to see our flat-packed house while it was being constructed. A number of people have stopped at the house to ask about who we used and I always point them in Frame Technologies’ direction.”

A self-build testimonial from James Pearson, Ashfield Cottage

  1. To live in a Frame Technologies House – is THE dream

“Frame Technologies were one of the first companies we approached for the timber frame and their prompt response, quick turnaround time and helpful staff made the decision to work with them very easy. Days before the timber frame was due to arrive onsite, we hit a glitch and had to postpone the build for two months! Fortunately, Frame Technologies understood the delay and put our frame on standby with no hassle at all. To live in a house designed and built by Frame Technologies, enjoying the rewards of the hard graft and hard decision-making, is THE dream.”

A self-build testimonial from Leanne Player, Birchfield

  1. Helpful and responsive

“Frame Technologies were incredibly helpful and responsive to all of our requirements and delivered the project on time and within the budget.  We are very happy with Simon and Jen’s commitment and professionalism. ”

A self-build testimonial from Jeremy Bruce, Hill Cottage Retreat Centre

  1. Frame Technologies welcomed the challenge

“When we were obtaining quotations for the timber frame, the majority of companies we approached were put off by the requirement for the steel-framed building to remain in situ.  In contrast, Frame Technologies welcomed the challenge. They were easy to talk to and communicated regularly with project updates. Not only did they assist with sourcing suppliers and keep to all deadlines, they also sourced additional installation and returned to the site following timber frame erection to install the external cladding system.”

A self-build testimonial from Nigel Box, Leadon Dale

Organised, professional and most helpful