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.