Blue Forest is a specialist luxury tree house company fulfilling clients’ dreams for a wide range of unique structures from fantasy play areas to romantic tree house hideaways.
The company is run by brothers Andy and Simon Payne. Andy and Simon were born in Kenya where they spent their childhood surrounded by the beauty and adventure of the great outdoors. Blue Forest was born of these experiences and from a desire to bring people closer to the natural world.
Despite the traditional stereotype, tree houses are not just for children! The company have designed and built everything from kid’s dens to fabulous entertaining areas, exclusive tree house holiday accommodation and inspiring eco-classrooms.
Blue Forest is now regarded as the world’s leading tree house consultants and is renowned for designing buildings that reflect the environment in which they are built. Commercial clients include The Eden Project, Chewton Glen, Center Parcs, Mind Candy & Cranleigh School, Benenden School and even the NHS. Private clients include successful business men and women and even well-known celebrities and royalty.
Blue Forest’s uniquely tailored service provides a turnkey solution, where everything from design and planning to construction and commissioning comes in an easy, reliable and professional package.
“The Blue Forest scheme was innovative from the outset and was particularly desirable because it was so unique and appealing to a number of markets… The new treehouse suites have already captured the imagination of the travel industry both in the UK and internationally… As well as giving Chewton Glen a new story they are also making the bottom line even healthier with an anticipated payback of only five years.” Andrew Stembridge, Managing Director – Chewton Glen
We are the UK’s leading specialist tree house architects. The company is renowned for creating buildings which reflect the environment in which they are built and has won a number of awards for our tree house designs.
Despite the traditional stereotype of a few planks of wood high up in the branches, tree house construction has come a long way. The UK tree house industry is leading the way in this new luxury trend and Blue Forest is at the forefront of the movement.
Tree houses have always been a symbol of imagination and creativity. We design & build exclusive tree houses every day. From rustic tree house den’s for children to the most amazing tree houses (or tree homes!) for adults. If you are interested in building a tree house it is wise to think ahead as the design and planning process can take several months.
Do Blue Forest only design and build treehouses? No. Although we primarily build treehouses we also offer a full design and construction service for clients interested in building adventure play areas, ground based eco-lodges and hideaways of all kinds.
Do I need a mature tree to support my treehouse? Not necessarily. The structure can be supported on stilts if the tree is not suitable or if the trees are protected.
Is planning permission required? If you are planning to build a tree house it will require planning permission. If you would like a ground based building, planning will depend on its location, its size, the height of the structure and what you intend to use it for. We are very happy to offer advice and guidance and if necessary act as agents on your behalf during the planning process.
How much will it cost? That’s entirely up to you. Prices start around £20,000 and the sky is the limit! We are happy to work around your budget to ensure we create the perfect tree house for you.
How long does it all take? The process can take some time so it’s always worth thinking ahead. Firstly, a member of the team will visit you to discuss your ideas and to undertake a survey of the location. Following this, we aim to provide you with a full set of plans and an itemised quotation within 2 weeks. If you choose to proceed there can be a wait of up to 3 months (depending on the time of year) until we are able to commence construction. On average, construction takes between 6-8 weeks depending on the size of your project.
Where to go from here…
An initial consultation: We would be delighted to arrange an initial consultation at a convenient time in order to:
Listen to your ideas and ambitions.
Present a selection of previous Blue Forest projects for your interest.
Discuss financial budgets.
Discuss planning issues.
Discuss and explain timescales and logistics.
Discuss the surrounding environment and assess suitable locations.
Survey and Designs: Should you wish to proceed from there, we would undertake a comprehensive site survey and complete a full set of scaled designs. Besides scaled floor plans and elevations, our designs include fully rendered 3-dimensional computer models of each structure, providing a photo-realistic image of the treehouse or eco-lodge before it is built. Typically, the fee for our design service is calculated at between 4-6% of the estimated construction cost of the project.
A Comprehensive Quotation: Along with our designs we will submit an itemised quotation to supply and fit your exclusive treehouse or eco-lodge. This quotation will include an estimated construction time. If you wish to proceed, the installation date would be confirmed to you, in writing, upon receipt of your deposit.
With regard to cost, we do not have a set price list as each tree house and eco-lodge is unique. For more information please contact the office:
Phone: +44 (0) 1892 750090