Our Story

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The Beginning


From a young age the Merry Oak director, Joss Webster, was interested in building things. Motivated by a desire to excel in a craft, a love for carpentry, and the satisfaction he felt when building things properly, he began working on construction sites as a labourer and building furniture for neighbours and family friends. In school he naturally focused on design technology, which later led to a degree in Fine Furniture Making & Design at Leeds College of Art & Design.

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Mastering the Trade


After gaining the necessary industry training, Joss found himself managing large and small scale projects for various respected timber framing companies. Working alongside the best journeymen in the business, he gained invaluable experience and working friendships that continue today. With that under his (tool)belt, Joss travelled to America, where he was exposed to many new styles and techniques of working while also acting as a mentor to less experienced craftsman from all over the world.

MOTW is born


Officially founded in 2014, MOTW is based in Norfolk and most commonly working across East Anglia. The Merry Oak team will happily travel to undertake projects across the whole of the UK and further. The team shares an understanding of the time-tested methods to design and build custom-crafted timber frames. Whether it’s a hybrid or full timber frame, garage, extension, or something else entirely, the Merry Oak team takes pride in creating a timber frame that exceeds your expectations while working within your budget and style.