About us

We are a small family run business from Taunton, Somerset, in the South West of England. Our team consists of multi skilled carpenters along with groundworkers and sub contracting trades. Established in 2010, we specialise in the construction of Timber Frame Outbuildings.

We design, build and manufacture multi-purpose bespoke outbuildings for the agricultural, rural and small holding industry. From traditional pole barns to steel frame buildings, we will help design and construct the right outbuilding for your needs.

Meet the team


Started the business initially as ‘South West Pole Barns’ in 2012. The business idea started after constructing his own bespoke outbuilding. As the business grew and the projects became more bespoke and varied, Al changed name to ‘Outbuild’ in 2016. Prior to starting the business, Al qualified as a carpenter and spent  6 years building timber frame houses for a large national housebuilder. Al enjoys getting to work outside in some beautiful rural locations. He married his better half Georgia in 2015 and has 2 young children Khione and Stanley. Outside of work he enjoys country pursuits and wakeboarding in summer months.


Harry started as an apprentice with the business back in 2014, took a few years out in 2016 and​ re-joined the business in 2018 when he realised he couldn’t live without us! As the longest-standing employee, Harry has gained a lot of knowledge being part of well over 100 varied outbuilding projects. Harry’s personality and dress sense keep us all amused! In his spare time he loves to make music and plays in a band.


Joe joined us in 2020 and picked up the swing of things really well. Being 6ft 2′, he’s the perfect addition to the team! Eating 3 lunches a day, he’s passionate about food and also enjoys playing rugby for Wellington RFC.