What Is CTC?

"CTC" is Chris Tipple Company and Chris Tipple Company is simply a company run by me, Chris Tipple.

I am a Chartered Architect, designer, builder and craftsman. The company does what I do, and that is design and construct buildings and make bespoke furniture and other woodcrafts.

"My CV"

I am a self-motivated, innovative and conscientious person who possesses energy, drive and enthusiasm, and who thrives on responsibility and challenge. I have a passion for construction excellence with extensive experience and a proven track record in the management of site processes to produce quality construction. An excellent communicator, who is able to organise and motivate others, to prioritize and plan to achieve results. I aim to get it ‘right first time’, but recognize that the unforeseen does happen and there is always a way to put it right. I have practical experience of most building trades and therefore understand how things should be done. I enjoy the challenges of site organisation and management, and gain huge satisfaction from seeing a job from "Concept To Completion".
I am also a craftsman with a love of wood and a passion for designing and making beautiful things.

Career History

January 2009 to date
Formed Chris Tipple Company Limited
Chris Tipple Company is a company in two parts, with CTC-Construction offering construction consultancy services and guidance on construction techniques, particularly involving environmentally sustainable solutions, site quality management and project and site management, as well as general building and contracting. CTC-Crafts offers services to make bespoke furniture and other woodcrafts.

August 2002 to December 2008
Quality & Environmental Manager - Churngold Construction
Ground works contractors turning over in the region of £28 million pa.

    Quality planning & Management of the Company’s operational processes
    Implementation of Quality and Environmental procedures for all site processes aimed at minimizing the frequency of site errors
    Preparation and updating of Quality Plans, together with Test & Inspection Plans and Environmental Plans for each site commencement.
    Quality auditing of site processes and management
    Management of remedial works when things need correction.
    Environmental management
    Preparation of O & M information for CDM Building File on completion of each construction project.

October 2001 to August 2002
Contracts Manager  Abacus Construction

    Contract management, site supervision.
    New build, extensions, renovation and refurbishment

April 2000 ‑ September 2001
Contracts Manager Cowlin Construction

    Contract management together with site supervision £1.7m renovation, conversion and new build of 8 prestige houses at Bromley Farm, Bristol.
    Contract management of 2 industrial/commercial design and build units at Coldharbor, Sherbourne. £550K Contract management of new design and build classroom block at Ladymead, Taunton. £350K

1992 ‑ 2000 - Contracts & Community Services Manager - West Somerset District Council

    Overall management of the Council's Capital Works, including building procurement, construction, renovation and maintenance programmes.
    Management of the Councils Construction Design and Architectural services.
    Project Management and procurement of construction and building contracts.
    Management and maintenance of the Council's car parks, harbors, amenity buildings, swimming pool, leisure facilities and offices .
    Drafting, management and procurement of the Council's service contracts.
    Management of the Council's emergency response services.
    Purchase, management and maintenance of the Council's vehicles
    Licensing of Hackney Carriages and Private Hire vehicles.
    Discharging the Council's responsibilities under the Home Energy Conservation Act.

1981-1992 Deputy Technical Officer - West Somerset District Council

Chief Architect with overall responsibility for the Council's Capital Works Programme, including new build, housing improvement, renovation and building maintenance programmes. Responsibilities include site selection, design, contract procurement and construction and site management.

1978 ‑1981   Architect - London Borough of Lambeth
Conceptual and detailed design of housing, leisure and amenity buildings.
1976 ‑1978   Architectural Assistant - Sir William Halcrow and Partners
Detailed design of a range of public service buildings, working mainly on Middle East projects.
1975 ‑1976   Architectural Assistant - M Jackson B Arch RIBA
Planning and detailed design on a range of projects, including housing and retail development.
1972 ‑1973   Architectural Assistant - Lucas Roberts and Brown
Year out experience, assisting on housing estate and school building design, detailing and site supervision.


1969 - 1975       Plymouth School of Architecture - RIBA Part 1 & 2.  Diploma in Architecture
1976 ‑ 1977       Central London Polytechnic        - RIBA Part 3. Professional Practice

                                         Chartered Architect. Dip Arch. RIBA


And NOW This is what I can offer


I specialise in "green construction" or "eco-building" and in guiding self builders through the pitfalls of the construction process, from an initial "Concept To Completion".

I aim to help self builders turn their dreams into reality.

With a passion for construction excellence and extensive experience in Design, Contract Management, Site Quality Management, and Building I can offer professional services to:

• Help you turn your dream into reality – From "Concept To Completion"
• Give advice and guidance to self builders with the ideas to help realise your dream
• Design, or help and offer guidance with a design
• Guide self builders on methods of Green construction – Helping to minimise the carbon footprint in both building construction and use.
Project manage and supervise building work
• Give advice and guidance on Site Quality Management
• Design and build a special feature that makes your garden unique
• Or offer a complete service to Design and Build.

I have 40 years of experience covering all aspects of the building trade and can offer help with the challenges of construction, site organisation and management.

I can offer you as much or as little help as you need. No job is too small!

If you want any advice or help with your building project give me a call, or send me an email.

You will find my details on the contact page.



Bring the natural warmth and beauty of nature's purest material into your home

I design and make a wide range of both practical and ornamental woodcrafts from a complete dining room suite to an individual ring box. My range includes both furniture for inside your home or in your garden.

All of the designs are original and each piece is unique. The designs are crafted using either traditionally seasoned wood or " green wood", and where possible the wood is sourced from locally grown timber.

Have a look at the Gallery and what you will see are samples of the type of woodcrafts available. All of the work is bespoke. There is no stock. Everything is made to order.

If you see something you like or want something unique and special made just for you, give me a call or send me an email.

You will find my details on the contact page.