Castleoak donates its services to BBC’s “DIYSOS Big Build” in Monmouth


Castleoak, the specialist development and construction team, has donated its specialist timber frame design and manufacturing expertise to a “DIY SOS Big Build” project in Monmouth, which was broadcast on BBC1 this week.

The project helped local family Charlotte and Rob Fairlie.  Charlotte had suffered a stroke during child birth. After months of recuperation at a specialist hospital, Charlotte returned home where her husband now cares for her and their twins Teddy and Fox full-time. But the family home proved unsuitable to support Charlotte, and this is where the “DIY SOS Big Build” team stepped in.

As part of the project Castleoak designed, manufactured and installed a new extension to the family home. Its supply chain partners H Morgan Haulage, Silvatec Design, Sequoia Joinery, Knauf, King Lifting and Wemico also donated their products and services.

The behind the scenes story about Castleoak’s role in the project can be found at

“Within just 48 hours, the team built and installed pre-fabricated timber frame floor panels, walls and roof creating a two-storey extension to the family home in Monmouth” said Neil Robins, Operations Director Timber Frame at Castleoak.

“It was a hugely challenging and rewarding to be involved. The whole team across Castleoak collaborated, and our supply chain immediately agreed to donate their services too.  It was humbling to see the positive impact our work had on the family” he added.

Castleoak was founded in 1984 in Abergavenny, just down the road from Monmouth, before moving its headquarters to Cardiff. It now works across the UK developing and constructing specialist care homes and retirement living schemes for leading operators.

Castleoak operates an award winning ISO9001 timber frame manufacturing operation in Ebbw Vale which designs and manufactures timber frame exclusively for its projects.



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