WHAT WE DO / We harvest, mill and process timber from our family woods in the Forest of Dean in order to build bespoke timber structures of all kinds. These include pergolas, treehouses, arbours, porches, garden rooms, bandstands, yoga studios & showpieces like The Apse. To find out more, check out our gallery page or get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.


We make a wide range of timber products from arbours and pergolas, to more substantial structures such as The Apse, which has recently been installed at Leaf Creative, Huntley, Gloucestershire. Deepdean Design also make and supply timber frames for house extensions and refurbishments. The team recently completed the refurbishment of a once-dilapidated Grade II listed barn to create a stylish holiday cottage. All work was carried out by ourselves. We offer a bespoke, personalised service and our founders are always on hand to discuss your needs with you.

Please get in touch to find out more.


Contact Us to discuss how we can make your timber build project come to life.

07710 500213



The Apse is built from larch, sweet chestnut and hazel, all of which were grown in Warmhill Woods, Deepdean, Ross-on-Wye on the edge of the Forest of Dean, close to the Herefordshire border. The timber was milled on site and then processed and prepared by traditional methods of mortise and tenon joints using hardwood pegs, by local craftsman. The Apse is an original in-house design featuring collared arches and based on the ecclesiastical name for an arched or domed recess in a church.

The roof is reed thatch with a straw ridge and was thatched by a second-generation master thatcher, Tom Walden who thatched two of the Welsh cottages in the museum in Cardiff and is based in Holme Lacy, Hereford. The Apse is on show and available to view at Leaf Creative in a shared venture with Deepdean Design to produce innovative and original products produced from local materials by local craftsmen.


“We are exceptionally proud of The Apse here at Leaf Creative. A beautiful, hand crafted timber house built from local wood that is a star show piece here In Gloucestershire. It was a pleasure to work with Lucian & John from Deepdean Design, they are both incredibly professional and also very knowledgeable on all things wood built. Highly recommended to anyone wanting a timber structure!”

Peter Dowle
Gold Award Winner at Chelsea, Malvern & Hampton Court
Owner of Leaf Creative Garden Centre, Huntley, Gloucestershire