Meet The Team







For more than a decade Ben has specialised in Traditional Building and Green Oak Frames. Building a team of talented craftsmen imparting and sharing knowledge, experience and skills.


We recognise one person cannot specialise in everything, therefore our team encompasses like minded individuals who each have their own area of expertise. Additional training is always encouraged, some members are currently working towards Gold Heritage cards.


We all share in one passion to achieve the best, whilst being respectful of heritage and mindful of the materials we work with.



What others say:


"A fantastic team! Despite the hurdles that these wonderful old properties present, they have taken everything in their stride and have always provided fantastic solutions. We were impressed by Ben's initial enthusiasm and optimism for our project, able to offer thoughtful design solutions to planning hurdles. If you're looking for superb craftsmen with flair and a considered approach you won't be disappointed."

Esther Inglis, Wilberfoss


"It's fabulous to have a team take on every element of a project - I have complete trust in their ability"


"The result is way beyond our expectations"

"The attention to detail ensures you achieve a superb finish and of course you have Ben's very special talent in the use of wood - the oak beams are works of art."

Mr & Mrs P THorne, Sessay



"Ben is a total perfectionist, shortcuts are not an option"

Miss Benson, Thirsk


"Ben and his team are not your "normal" builders, talented craftsmen, polite and courteous at all times"



"Ben Chester — not only turns up on time, do a real quality job, knows their subject, but are real nice guys as well, what a breath of fresh air"

Lord Wood (of Boltby)


James Wood - Senior Craftsman
Hans & Sam - Craftsmen
Ben Chester - Senior Craftsman
Eric Bell - Structural Engineer
Al Prentice - Decorator
Kate Chester - Admin & Accounts
Matthew Treadgold - sub contract Craftsman
John Howse - Electrician

Ben Chester Traditional Crafts Ltd




North Yorkshire


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