Scope of work
Hartwood is operating as one of the UK’s leading oak-framing manufactures based solely on reputation, referrals, and word of mouth.
Online, however, a completely different story was being told. Their hard-earned reputation was being miss-represented by an outdated, unresponsive and characterless website.
Through facilitated discovery sessions we established what distinguishes Hartwood from its competitors and other relatable industries. Working with traditional materials like Oak requires a certain love and passion for the craft. With many modern and ‘quick-to-use’ building materials dominating today’s buildings, we decided to target those passionate about traditional methods with an appreciation for the craftsmanship that goes into each structure.
In a world with so many cheap alternatives readily available, we needed to project what makes using Hartwood unique and desirable. This is where we dig to discover why Hartwood exists and what will drive user behavior.
We boiled down the core beliefs of the business to determine the following key pillars
Passionate about oak
A sense of charm, warmth and character other building elements struggle to emulate.
One of the UK’s leading Oak frame makers
Each structure marks its stamp on a landscape
Oak is the right choice for us, our clients, and the environment.
This is where we bring the personality of the brand to life to drive business and offer improvements to the lives of the audience.
“Passion for oak. Joy in our craft. Pride in our legacy.”
“Trust in our knowledge — The people best equipped to plan and design oak framed-buildings are the people that make oak framed-buildings.”
This is where everything comes together — the collection of brand strategy to showcase the business credentials, purpose, and beliefs. Being craftsmen, it was important to let the work do the talking using impactful high-end imagery.
Do you feel you’ve outgrown your existing brand and logo? Or perhaps your website is beginning to feel more like a glorified business card… If so, then you’ve gone through the stages of validating your company as most people do. Here’s the thing, a website or any form of design without a compelling brand strategy can give the wrong impression, and could negatively affect your business every day that it serves as the gateway for new customers.
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