Meet the management
Dick Thorne, Design & Operations Director
Dick designed and built his first professional custom treehouse in 1997 and has subsequently gone on to lead design and installation teams for over 100 bespoke, professional builds. He designed and built and won the winning bespoke treehouse for celebrity garden designer, Claudia De Yong at the prestigious RHS Flower Show, winning the show’s coveted Tudor Rose award. Dick has a passion for designing and building bespoke treehouses that delight both big and little customers, time and time again. If our clients are happy, Dick is happy!
Our team have been safely putting people in the tree houses of their dreams since 1997. Our first project is still standing and in terrific condition. Fast forward to today, and the team has built over 100 tree houses and various bespoke garden play and rest structures. In 2006 our best-in-show design expertise earned us the prestigious Gold medal & Tudor Rose awards at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show (Royal Horticulture Society) in 2006. We built this winning house with celebrity garden designer, Claudia De Yong (eight times RHS winner) and are proud to have been singled out for this coveted award. We’ve also won various ‘best stand in show’ at various exhibitions, including the Ideal Home Show, Earls Court, London in 2003. Nowadays, our design knowledge is more creative than ever, our construction methods are even safer, better and longer lasting.
Years of building has unleashed our creativity – now you can look forward to a fantastic tree house built of diverse materials and designed with your location in mind.
Your custom design will compliment your landscape and blend in with the natural environment. Our expertise makes our projects the most practical, beautiful, unique, and most importantly, the safest tree houses possible.
Treehouse construction is known to be many centuries old, but only in the last couple decades have companies started building custom tree houses as their primary business activity. Building a tree house is easy, but building a safe, long-lasting, and garden friendly tree house requires expertise and professional competence. We have grown adept at working around natural, treehouse specific, building challenges such as leaning trees, uneven terrain, great heights, or branches passing through the floor, walls, railings, and/or roof of the tree house.
We care about building in a tree friendly, safe, and high quality manner – it is our passion and life’s work. It sounds simple, but you should not assume all treehouse builders offer the same professional approach. We believe that honesty, integrity, patience, and technical competence are essential. Without these, either safety or tree health will suffer.
On a more personal note, safety for all those using the treehouse is always on our minds at each phase of construction. We take building and construction very seriously. We build each and every kids treehouse like it was being built for our own children to play on and grow into, and that’s why you can trust that even our most basic childrens’ structures have our safety seal of approval.