This elegant pool and pool house was designed by our team here at natural structures. Understated and beautifully elegant the pool house sits along side the newly built Georgian home perfectly. With the natural materials of the Oak and pale Lime stone tiling , the small emerald inset tiles and the mosaic of the pool is a vivid contrast which creates a central emerald pool surrounded by subdued creams and browns. We are at present designing the exterior pool terrace, this is to have a hot tub sank into Oak decking with boat cushions surrounding it to create a seating area while the semi covered Oak gazebo is to be functional at the covered end with a sink, food preparation area and BBQ while at the far end creating dappled shade and another seating area for the rattan furniture. The double doors from the pool will lead straight into this contained terraced area giving you the ability to easily flow from the swimming area to the sun loungers whether in part shade or full sun and then also to be able to prepare food and drinks in the exterior “kitchen” of the Oak gazebo. The design and function of all the […]
This fantastic design was the end result of weeks of collaboration between our designers, the client and the planners. The ancient stone house and its surroundings were grade 11 listed and also in a conservation area so there were a few more hoops to negotiate to ensure a smooth and successful planning application. As the village is very important to England heritage an archaeological survey was needed in the beginning to ensure that we were not disturbing any of the many ancient ruins in and around the area. This was handled by our planning team in conjunction with our ground crew and the local archaeological society all of which were happy with the outcome. The functions incorporated into the design were firstly to house this wonderful super car when it isn’t being raced around the Italian country side, as this was to be the main focal point of the internals the design then was how to form a section of the garage/home to enable occasional use i.e. a day room and small kitchen bar area. This was decided to form the rear part of the large garage/garden room, this gave us 3 functions to the ground floor. The first function being […]
This beautiful mid terrace stone cottage belies its spacious bright interior. As with most original stone cottages the ceilings are low and often with little natural light, this tends to have a negative over contained feel. With added new space, clever removal of walls and addition of bright painted surfaces the transformation of large clean spaces can be inspiring. Most cottages have a cosy feel, with their low ceilings and often smaller rooms, which when in the depths of winter satisfy our need for these contained, warm places, but come spring we start to feel the need for larger bright spaces with less containment. Its great to be able to create a home that has both of these qualities , that allows us to choose what kind of space we want to spend our time in. This cottage has all of these qualities built in a way that can be used by all members of the familly at any time of the day . The dynamic use of the floor space was a critical part of the brief as was the use of very simple building materials. We were able to create flow through these spaces with not only the ease […]
Oak Truss Kitchen We were initially contacted after the clients saw one of our adverts in a county magazine in mid 2013. After we met with the clients in their home they told us that the reason for the initial contact was that they loved the clean contemporary look of our work and they had not found this any where else. We discussed their home and what they would like from the new additions and then set to work. The original Elizabethan main house was the starting point with the footprint increasing by over 200% . Within this increase of size the clients gave us their brief which included 4 more bedrooms with en-suits,an office, a large utility, a rear porched entrance, a rear loggia, with the main emphasis being on the hub of the home , the kitchen. Within this large space they wanted 2/3 functions, the kitchen and a day room with the third being a formal eating area in view but partly obscured. Our chief designer was handed the task of creating this bespoke home and several weeks later was able to offer the clients the proposed design. This beautiful space was designed primarily around two oak truck […]
This beautiful car deserves a beautiful home. The owner contacted us here at natural structures to design this Oak framed garage and showroom to house his passion. We are in the finishing throws of the assembly process with just the mezzanine floor to install. This is to be hung centrally with the ability to view through both glazed balustraded Oak trusses. To see more detail please see the case studies as we expect to be complete in the next two weeks we intend doing an in depth review.
This traditionally designed air dried oak porch has made its new home in the ancient Roman village of Medbourne, Leicestershire. With the swept eaves beam, jowl posts & vertical breather balustrade the design reflects the prominent position in the middle of this beautiful rural village. Using age old methods and materials we can recreate what would of been here hundreds of years ago giving this new build the authenticity it truly deserves.
Its comforting to know that even with the high amount of glazing that are all ways present in our garden rooms that we are able to easily reach the parameters set by building control for there stringent insulation levels. This new garden room in the village of Medbourne has a very efficient underfloor heating system that is very rarely used as the wood burner easily heats not only the garden room itself but also the adjacent dinning room & kitchen. The glazed units that we standardly use are of the highest spec,Argon filled cavities and heat reflective coatings are to name just few of the many specifications within the glass unit.Insulation levels in the roof are maximised as they are in the floor giving you a highly insulated efficient structure, blend that with the direct glazed method of manufacture equates to a beautiful Oak structure that will stand the test of time in not only design but also function.
Oak Timber Framed Homes (New Builds) This very simple design is an efficient way of creating new space to the ground floor of your home.You simply “Bolt on” the new structure. Disruption is kept to an absolute minimum if you are adding to an existing building or as here to a new build as all of the work is done at the manufacturing stage in work shops in Tur Langton. The base is simply prepared , all landscaping completed and the aperture made watertight until the assembly date. When we arrive on site the structure that has all ready been assembled in our workshops is very quietly and efficiently placed into position , plumbed and then Pegged. The roof, fascia and barge board etc is then fitted which again has all been assembled in our work shop.The glazing and all joinery items are the last to be fitted. This whole assembly process from start to finish on a project like this would take approximately 5-7 days which is why disruption to the home owner and builder is of an absolute minimum.
We are just completing the last touches to this oak framed build in the small village of Great Glen, Leicestershire. With the use of coloured render,oak , glass and simple lines the intention was to create a contemporary villa style dwelling with a relaxed chalet style ambience. Simplicity ,natural light and as many exterior opening doors as possible help create that European feel , letting the inside flow out onto the many terraced areas. The coloured render is a maintenance free material with several years guarantee from stains,degradation and damp impregnation. As soon as the project is complete we intend to feature this project into our case studies.
The project brief was to re-design the stone buildings that were linked to the main Grade II listed house in the heart of the Welland Valley with an oak frame which would create a larger mid centered dynamic space. The planning authority had some important historical sections to the house that were essential to keep the heritage of the building intact, therefore the design had to be around and including these details. The natural qualities of the sympathetic nature of the oak lent itself to be the material of choice for this project. The new space that the oak framed structure created, allowed us to remove most of the inner walls which, when flooded with the natural light of the direct glazed south elevation, seemed cavernous. This was what was needed as there were many rooms and differing functions that we needed to get into this new space. With a new floor space of 150m2 created, this left enough room for all of the functions and rooms. These consisted of a WC and cloakroom, hallway from the main house including an enlarged opening from the main house into the new area, a formal eating area, a new kitchen including a large breakfast […]