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.
Oak Framed Porch We have just completed a stunning refurbishment of a beautiful house in the Welland Valley village of Barrowden. The hand built air dried oak frame was an integral part of the refurbishment that allowed us to renew the dynamics of the ground floor of this beautiful home. You can see more images and written specification in our case studies.
Modern Oak Framed Extensions (Oak Framed Outbuilding & Conservatories) We are at the landscaping stages of this beautiful oak frame project in the rural village of Alexton, Rutland. The design brief was to make use of natural light and natural materials and build in a contemporary manner. We achieved this by using central atrium lights set into a standing seam zinc flat roof. By incorporating floor to ceiling glazing we maximised the natural light and also the beautiful views of the surrounding fields.We will be adding this project into our case studies in the next few weeks.
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 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.
We are in the later stage of completion on this lovely air dried oak extension to a 650 year old cottage in Medbourne. The area is very sensitive to planning as it’s not only grade 11 listed building but also on a heritage site. The ancient village of Medbourne was predominately a large Roman village some 2000 years ago with its prime location interjecting many bridleways and water courses. The brief for this particular project was a heritage sympathetic external appearance with the internal aesthetics being contemporary/modern. We have achieved the interior aesthetics with the use of lime plaster and existing stone finishes which help create a very simple yet effective canvas for the new clean lines of the kitchen and dray room furniture. We are at present waiting for the screed to dry, we then will be doing the final touches with the oak floor and painted skirtings.
Oak Framed Extensions (Oak Framed Outbuilding & Conservatories) We are near completing works in the small village of Cathorpe. This 14 meter long air dried oak frame extension will become the main family room. The forward section of the 14 meter build is a sitting room with a central wood burner acting as the main focal point, also incorporating double doors that lead on onto the terrace. The central area forming a library and day room with the rear acting as a snug for the children and dogs. All the oak used in the frame build was of best quality french air dried oak with the direct glazing system being used to envelope the entire frame preventing all moisture/water, draught ingress. The direct glaze boards are best quality quarter sawn 42mm oak used in conduction with various gaskets and sealants. The finished frame will stand the test of time not only in design but also against the harsh British climate.
We have just completed a 2 storey oak frame extension in the village of Berden, Staffordshire. The existing house was originally a 14th century oak framed house, so the addition of an extension of two new rooms, a balcony and staircase was inevitably going to be oak framed. We spent several months designing the frame as the client was very specific in his ideas of aesthetics and detail. The interior of the building has two crook trusses incorporated as the bases of the design with oak floor joists forming the first floor. The main room which will be the new kitchen area, with an almost 300 degree view of the garden and paddocks. The first floor area is to be the master bedroom with the French doors being the main focal point from the interior again giving views of the extensive garden and paddocks whilst giving access to the balcony and staircase. The external oak frame was direct glazed using quarter sawn 41mm oak , the best oak material available, helping to resist the potential for cupping and twist. All of the oak used for the frame and staircase was as our standard air dried for 5-7 years. The finished oak […]
We are now starting phase 3 of 3 phased oak frame project in the very quiet village of Wigsthorpe near Oundle. The oak build Phase 1 & 2 were completed in 2012 with the intention to complete phase 3 in the spring of 2013. With the proposed oak framed completion of phase 3, the existing house will have been completely re designed and rebuilt with only a minimum of the existing structure still remaining. We have redesigned the new structure to allow the family dynamics to work to the clients’ brief of large and bright living spaces which incorporate form and function. The extensive works of phase 3 will be the combining of the 2 previous phases creating for all intents and purposes a complete oak framed house. With new bathrooms , kitchens,flooring ,joinery, plastering , plumbing and decoration the end result should be truly jaw dropping!