Classics is the name
of the range of Timberframe Homes of Distinction, designed
for the discerning and marketed by The Border Design Centre.
are unique, with their hint of Scots Baronial and echo of the
Victorian era, but first and foremost, they are designed to be lived
in - not just looked at! We didn't set out to design an imitation of
any style but the more we thought about houses the more we realised
that our forebears knew a lot more about house design than that for
which they are given credit. Link this design approach with modern
building techniques and you end up with a house of real character,
but as convenient and comfortable, well insulated and draughtproof,
low in maintenance and running costs as any modern home should be -
and all updated to the current Building Regulations.
CLASSICS encompass widely varying styles
and layouts to suit sites of every shape and size and to cater for
the most demanding of purchasers' needs. Bungalows, 1½ storey, 2
storey, 3 storey, split-level, detached, semi-detached, terraced,
town houses, flats, maisonettes, first homes or holiday cottages -
they have all been penned by The Border Design Centre studio.
home designers and timberframe manufacturers, we at The Border
Design Centre have resisted the temptation to use CAD (Computer
Aided Drawing) in preparing our designs. We feel that good house
design needs personal attention and flair, things which no CAD
system can emulate. Every design is prepared by the company's
principal, as has been the case since our foundation in 1961. All
the timberframe components incorporated in Classics designs
are manufactured by a Quality Assured member of the
(the UK Timber Frame Association).
in which we differ from other designers and manufacturers is that we
do not have a range of "standard" house plans. Our brochure, and the
photographs featured on this website, show particular examples of
what we have achieved over the years and it may be that one of these
previous designs will prove to be just what you want but, in most
cases, we would design especially to suit your own particular
requirements and site.
information, and to enable us to familiarise your plans,
contact us, preferably by email at
The Border Design Centre,
Harelaw Moor, Greenlaw, Duns, Scotland, TD10 6XT.
Tel. 01578 740218 Fax. 01578 740340