Knight Designs was founded in 2019 by Toby Knight after 17 years in the Timber Frame industry as a Designer, Technical Manager and Technical Director for respected companies.
Knight Designs was set up to offer a professional, responsive and friendly consultancy service to the Timber Frame industry.
Our background let's us understand all scales of projects from self builds to multi unit sites, care homes to apartment blocks and all the nuances in design associated with each. Having managed design works for £12m per annum of frames we have a robust planning and quality procedure that let's us manage your projects effectively. We understand projects from a cost point of view but always keeping the factory and erect teams in mind.
Knight Designs exists to help your technical department,
or to be your technical department.
Timber Frame Design
Using the latest AutoCAD and Consultec Design software we are able to offer detailed design with the appropriate CADCAM outputs where required. We believe the devil is in the detail and look to provide information to enable site operatives to work autonomously.
Although we do not currently offer in house engineering we work closely with industry leading timber frame engineers and will source and manage this aspect for you.
When we are contracted to a client we consider ourselves a part of your team. We offer technical advice to all of our clients. We can advise on structural solutions at the estimating stage, attend pre contract meetings to aid sales, design team meetings or provide secondary checking service to your timber frame designs.
Design Checking & Site Inspections
For that extra protection or peace of mind.
Timber frames structures can be complex and although they fit geometrically they may have design, manufacturing or erect errors that could cause issues later on if left unaddressed. We offer a comprehensive inspection service that involves a desktop analysis of all design drawings prior to a site visit to undertake the inspection. This is then all summarised in an easy to follow detailed report.
Our Valued Partners
Structural Timber Association
As the UK's leading organisation representing the structural timber sector and associated supply chain companies, the STA has an objective to drive quality and product innovation through expert technical guidance and research - underpinned by education, training and event programmes
As the largest UK trade association within the structural timber sector, there are a host of reasons why construction professionals and self builders should choose one of our members. The STA's mission is to enhance quality and drive product innovation through technical guidance and research, underpinned by a members' quality standard assessment – the STA Assure Membership and Quality Standards Scheme.
STA Assure is designed to benefit both clients and members by promoting the differing accreditations and quality standards held by individual STA member companies. This scheme offers reassurances to the construction community that our members meet or even exceed current legislation and regulatory requirements.
Framing, the design tool for timber frame and floor construction is a modular solution to fit the needs and requirements of today’s offsite construction market. Operated extensively by manufacturers, structural engineers and design practices, the software is used for the detailing of timber frame buildings in 3D, producing comprehensive material schedules, manufacturing drawings for manual production along with direct links to industry automated machinery and saws. Designed to work on many Autodesk® applications, Framing is the preferred industry design platform within this industry.
TRADA (The Timber Research and Development Association) is an international membership organisation dedicated to inspiring and informing best practice design, specification and use of wood in the built environment and related fields.