Project Summary:

  • 160sqm, 3bed, 2bath, detached property in the heart of Clifton.
  • Superstructure installation 5 days, with minimal disruption to residents.
  • Project completion, 36 weeks
  • D&B Contract with BM Developments

    Financial Summary:

  • Acquisition Cost £252k
  • Build Cost £625k
  • GDV£650k
  • Project Profit 133k
  • Profit on GDV 20%


The client requirements were to design and construct a timber frame system to satisfy previous planning approval for a bespoke, high quality dwelling in a prominent location behind Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol. Being in a logistically challenging location brief was to utilize an off-site manufactured solution to install a timber frame superstructure quickly to minimize the construction program and the impact on the surrounding community. The timber frame superstructure was manufactured in 4 weeks with site installation being completed in only 1 week by BM developments. Internal fit out was then completed in 10weeks.


The building had previously been designed as an in situ poured concrete frame, however, this was redesigned to a complete timber structure using entirely FSC supplied products. The main components were primarily constructed as a ‘flat pack’ kit of parts and erected in a five day period on site. Modular components were delivered on a short bed rigid delivery vehicle and installed by a 20t mobile crane during which time health & safety and traffic management were carried out to high standard. Within 10 working days the superstructure was water tight and internal fit-out could commence.