The client gave us a specific brief for this oak workshop, mainly that the structure was to house his collection of 1940’s tractors that he restored and that the structure needed to blend into the surrounding garden. The use of oak feather edge boarding on the vertical surfaces helped mask the structure while the cedar shingles on the roof gave a softer finished look to the roofline. This restoration of his collection of World War II tractors often meant the removal of the engines and other very heavy parts so a main eaves beam running through the centre of the structure was included in the frame to enable him to hoist these in and out of place.
We also included, along the length of the garage, a work bench with overhead lighting which enabled him to carry out his many hours of work in comfort. Several roof lights were incorporated into the design as well as a hand made oak flush casement window and a gable casement to flood the workshop with as much natural light as possible. The doors were again hand made to the frame specification all hung using stainless steel hinges and antique black door furniture.
Natural hand made limestone straddle stones were placed underneath the exterior vertical oak posts giving a fully authentic look and feel to the finished structure.