About Us

Huff and Puff Construction Limited

About Us

Our Ethos

Sherborne Art Cabin
It’s easy to get down-hearted about the current housing situation in the UK.

Not enough new homes are being built and those that are, are built small, to a very standard box-like design that many people still can’t afford.

We set out to help change this. With Huff Puff House, we bring an affordable, good quality home to the self-build market that is within the means of people who really need it.

Building a home doesn’t just have to be a dream. We aim to help make it a reality for you.

We believe in giving our customers the product, materials and skills to build their own home.

Our approach is to give potential builders as little or as much assistance as they need.

We can, for example, deliver you a basic ‘kit’, allowing you to work your own way through the rest of the designing, planning and building – or we can give you as much  help as you like with these aspects too –  from helpful advice on the end of a phone, right through to being on site with you for training or to help out with the construction itself.

Why Choose Us?

We can provide you with the level of help you need to achieve your self build project. We have the skills and experience necessary to make your dream home a reality.

  • We manufacture our Huff Puff House kits to the highest quality and industry standards using the highest-grade materials available.
  • We have extensive building knowledge and experience.
  • We are passionate about and dedicated to sustainable forms of construction.
  • We are experts in straw-bale building skills and techniques.
  • We care passionately about supplying our customers with the best self-build experience they can find today in the UK.

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Meet the team

Phil Christopher

Phil Christopher

Phil Christopher, our MD and founder, is an environmentalist, builder and trainer.

He believes passionately in making a low-impact lifestyle an attractive possibility for everyone.

Phil has been an environmentalist since the late 1980s and worked for organisations as diverse as Greenpeace and United Business Media, before several years at Bournemouth University working on IT systems and IT project management.

With a family background in building work, in 2011 he decided it was high time to follow his dreams, leaving his IT career to retrain in sustainable building techniques.

Phil started Huff and Puff Construction in 2013, bringing with him his IT development and project management skills. He works tirelessly to ensure that Huff and Puff Construction is a company that manufactures, supplies and creates quality, environmentally friendly buildings.

Brian Waite

Brian Waite
Brian is the wonderful designer and engineer responsible for the Huff Puff House design.

Initially an apprentice for Aston Martin cars until 1964, Brian went on to work as a freelance design engineer, designing all forms of vehicles from formula one race cars, rally cars, fun cars to electric vehicles.

In 1979 he designed and patented the “Car Chair” system which enables the wheelchair-bound to drive (or be a passenger in) an unmodified mass produced car without having to leave their wheelchairs. It was a finalist in the Prince of Wales Industrial  innovation award (1981) & The Duke of Edinburgh  Industrial Award (1982) and was produced until 2008.     

Brian retired in 1986 and became interested and involved with medieval buildings – the inspiration for the design you see here.

Glyn Clark

Glyn Clark in a glider
Glyn is a hugely practical, electrical engineering, guitar playing, choir singing, pilot gig rowing, scout mastering ball of energy.

A committed volunteer on our first big project, Glyn instantly earned massive respect for his tarpaulin wrangling and rope skills as we learned how to keep everything dry.

Glyn can turn his hand to pretty much anything building related and his skills and patience with young people are invaluable to us in keeping all ages involved and engaged in what we do.

Jonathan Davies

Jonathan Davies, designer
Jonathan is our Architectural Designer. He excels in triathlon and tough-mudder events, plus he is a thespian and all-round talent.

Jonathan, has brought his design skills to many projects.

His architectural studies have taken him to locations as diverse as Sweden, Australia and Bournemouth. He, like the rest of our team, is passionate about sustainable building design.