With the Welland river running through the gardens of this beautiful residence, the new stone and oak extensions make the most of the river view. The existing house is several hundred years old and now with these cleverly designed extensions has doubled its size. The choice to use local stone and original collyweston roof slates makes the new space feel as if it was built along with the original house. After a few months of exposure and de-colouring it will look as one dwelling all built decades ago. With new kitchens, utility, drawing room and dining/snug area, the traditional dwelling has been brought into the 21st century. The atrium roof light was designed for maximum natural light into the dining/snug area and also to throw light into the existing room therefore negating the potential loss of light. The six leaf bi-fold doors were designed for the light benefit and also to open the area up entirely onto the new terraced area. Design details such as areas left unplastered to show off the unique age-old stonework and sympathetic design of skirting and architrave all help to lend this space an air of originality. The oak and stone work seamlessly together as both are natural, warm and textured […]
We have almost completed creating this new oak framed home in Old Dalby. As you can see the main area was formed by the use of two hand made oak cruck trusses that formed the backbone for the many waisted oak king post trusses and lower oak frame. The main living area was also completely glazed to gain the maximum natural light and to appreciate the extensive gardens and paddocks that the home sits with in. The new kitchen has recently been installed by one of our partnership companies “Lewis & Hill” and will be completed as soon as the underfloor heating is up and running. We expect the project to be complete in the next few weeks and intend to feature this project into our case studies.
We recently completed this beautiful period oak framed house in the prestigious Rutland village of Hambleton, Rutland. Hambleton village is situated on the peninsula that protrudes into Rutland water, this peninsula splits the reservoir into two arms. The complete oak frame house was built on an existing footprint with superb views over the reservoir. By demolishing the original structure but saving the foundations and obviously the position, we are able to create this beautiful period home. The dynamics of this specially designed oak framed home were as you would expect biased toward the views of the reservoir and by utilising the 1st floor as the main living areas really made the best of the beautiful views. The ground floors consisted of garage space and also the main entrance and hallway which led you to the 1st floor with the main living areas. The exterior vertical skin was of local stone and also beautifully hand made Stone Mullion windows with the roof finished of with Colleyweston tiles. With our usual eye for detail for all the internal finishes and the detail of the oak frame, the interior of this beautiful home perfectly matched the stunning exterior views of Rutland water.
We completed this oak framed extension last year in the very beautiful ancient village of Medbourne. Our brief was, extra space, natural light and a bespoke design. This particular elevation hides the fact that this extension created several rooms including a rear coat/wellie area leading to a fully fitted utility room which in turn leads then onto a open kitchen, dayroom and creche area. The semi circle glazed section is the link from the main house into the new space. With maximum glazing, roof lights and also flat roof velux’s the client’s wishes for natural light were easily obtained. There is more detail in the case studies under Medbourne Oak Frame.
This stunning barn is set in it own 7 acres of land overlooking the families lawns & horse paddocks. This was part of the brief given to us by the clients in that they wanted to maximize the extensive views that were available to them, that and the necessity for natural light in large open internal spaces.