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 structure now water tight will have all associated trades brought in to complete their sides of the contract.