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Incorporating crittle style windows and doors with French oak giving a very contemporary take on the standard garden room. We are allways trying to push forward with styles with our in-house designs works , please call to discuss any ideas you may have.
Class Q With Minimal materials and a simple approach to design we have managed to create this stunning Class Q conversion in the village of Tur Langton. Please see “case studies” for more information about our latest completed home.
This roll top steel barn was once the cattle dairy on the Guiness estate , set with-in the orchard and the family arboretum the position is near perfect , creating containment but allowing maximum natural light helping to create this perfect end of day sanctuary. Class Q was used to enable this conversion to take place , as with all class Q developments the parameters you have to work with in are very strict and it takes a delicate and experienced hand to not only obtain class Q approval but then to design and build to the sites maximum potential. The often large minimal spaces that come hand in hand with these conversions offer huge amounts of creativity, we here at natural structures relish all the options open to us when designing these projects, often keeping existing materials and using them to create continuity through out the project. Less is more…….. In this particular project the main material was steel and concrete , we added oak and used these three main material choices throughout the build. With a polished concrete floor covering the entire ground floor area of 300m2 , the steel columns creating the structural element and then […]
Drive Around Rutland & Leicestershire and it won’t be long before you come across unloved old farm buildings which have seen better days. Even in their formative years these were utilitarian structures, intended to be practical, not pretty. But where the rest of us see function, Simon Lewington sees form… and potential. That’s because he heads up Natural Structures, the Leicestershire-based design-led building firm which specialises in the creation of unique buildings the latest building methods combined with materials like French oak ,glass , steel and stone to create beautiful buildings from concept to completion. Traditionally when we’ve shown off Simon’s talent, it’s been to demonstrate his team’s ability to create oak-framed extensions, usually on period properties, to add modern usable spaces to older buildings, typically in conservation areas and adjacent to listed properties – in other words, achieving modern structures whilst ensuring these remain in keeping with their surroundings. This project, though, along with two other similar projects now complete is designed to show how Simon and his team can create an entire structure and a stunning contemporary home in even the most utilitarian setting. “The owner and I both loved the building and saw its potential right from […]