I have now installed wordpress as my front page and plan for it to be the foundations of the website.
The current theme is based on the original that comes with the default install of wordpress, but then I changed the coding to create my own style and layout.
The top navigation menu was achieved by adding a simple HTML list to the header.php below the header section and then adding the required CSS into style.css file.
(details on how to do the above will appear soon)
At present the style/layout will change with addition of old pages being revamped and using wordpress as the engine behide it. So come back soon for more updates