Amazon Tree Houses Ltd completes new treehouse in Berwickshire

From: Fame Publicity Services
Published: Sun Sep 21 2008

AYRSHIRE-BASED treehouse building company Amazon Tree Houses Ltd has completed its first major project.

It is a beautiful treehouse on the five-acre property in Duns, Berwickshire looking out over the Cheviot Hills that is home to Gordon and Alyson Farmer and their son Billy.

Not bad going, as the company was only launched in July this year.

But Amazon Tree Houses Ltd managing director and treehouse builder Derek Saunderson and world-renowned treehouse designer Gordon Brown have many years experience of constructing treehouses all over the UK.

Derek (36) based in Cronberry in Ayrshire, Scotland, brings an entirely fresh approach to treehouse building.

He says: "At Amazon Tree Houses Ltd our aim is to bring the craft of treehouse building back from the accountants and salesmen, and put it back firmly in the hands of the craftsmen whose passion for treehouse building shows in their skill and commitment for creating beautiful and natural structures."

Derek and Gordon have been working closely together to come up with a series of increasingly innovative and intricate designs.

The treehouse that they have just completed for the Farmer family in Berwickshire is sited in a Sitka spruce tree. It has four windows, a red pine interior, and cedar shingles on the roof. Inside is a cosy space with L-shaped benches, piles of cushions to sit on and a collection of native masks from Borneo.

The family treetop retreat is powered by its own electricity supply, and sports a wicker basket on a rope which can be used to hoist up snacks and drinks. People access is by wooden stairs or alternatively, for the more adventurous, by rope ladder.

The new treehouse perfectly complements the rest of the Farmer family property, and has gone down well with their domestic menagerie of two dogs, 15 ducks, five peacocks, nine turkeys, 20 hens and two geese.

Treehouse builder Derek Saunderson says: "Treehouses are as unique as the host tree in which they are constructed, giving us the opportunity to create your very own unique getaway.

"A place to indulge your children’s creativity and adventurous play, or a place in which you can entertain and relax. The possibilities are endless.

"At Amazon Tree Houses Ltd, we believe that our creations are for both the young and the old to enjoy. Treehouses come in every shape, form and style, and will be completely unique to you. Be it an inspirational secluded haven, a commercial treehouse venture for your hotel, or a central focal point for your garden, an Amazon treehouse will bring pleasure to young and old for many years to come.

"With combined experience of 20 years working solely in the craft of treehouse construction, no project is too small or too large.

"So why not let your imagination run wild, and we’ll find a way to create the perfect treehouse for you."

So great has been the interest in the different creations offered by Derek Saunderson and Gordon Brown that a new company, Amazon Lodges Ltd will shortly be launched specialising in ground-based timber structures.

And for treehouses or lodges commissioned between now and Christmas, Derek and Gordon have several exciting special offers.

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For more details contact:

Derek Saunderson
Managing Director
Amazon Tree Houses Ltd
21 Riverside Gardens
Cronberry, Cumnock
KA18 3LU


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