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The Barn

Our designers and architects are now using a new render package that will enable us to produce images like these for all upcoming projects.  This gives the client realistic images of the completed project including all internal and external elevations.  A picture speaks a thousand words………………  

Tranquility

Swimming against one of the most powerful indoor jet pools available, facing lakes set in acres of natural habitat you could easily believe you had arrived in some exotic location for an extravagant few days of exercise and relaxation.  In fact this is a private home in Leicestershire just designed and completed by ourselves, the ground floor consists of a large vaulted multi-function room which for now is a very comfortable and airy front room and dining area ,stairs from this room lead onto the 1st floor and also lead down to the large jet pool where the gym is interlinked with the pool by sliding glass doors set between oak posts, next to this there is a shower room and WC and the obligatory plant room. An 8 meter aperture can be created with our had made oak bi-folding doors, the framed landscaped area includes a large oak deck that holds the external sofas, this is wrapped by a split porcelain terrace, this terrace was designed to be on two levels , these levels are separated by a large curved organic S line, the two areas hold the granite water feature, the large sunken fire pit  and BBQ area. […]

Dazzling Design, Spratton

We love a good before and after photo, and this project shows how our oak frames can really update a home. Our client wanted to remove their traditional, glazed conservatory with a contemporary oak-framed garden room. One very important factor was that the room needed to serve 3 functions; kitchen, dining and living room space. We’re finding more and more that our clients are asking for open-plan spaces to provide seamless living for the family.  An extension is a great way to introduce space in any size house. Oak frames are particularly wonderful because they are contemporary whilst simultaneously being timeless – ageing well with the house whilst also allowing the occupants to style the room to their changing tastes. In this build, we removed an internal wall to increase the space of the kitchen, moved the dining area into the new extension area which then created space for a for a family living area. Light was another important factor of this build, therefore we used floor-to-ceiling windows to maximise the light entering the space, and to frame the stunning views out of the land. To complete the renovation, our client wanted a clean and contemporary patio to further update […]

Cottage Extension, Ashley

This beautiful old cottage is situated in the Leicestershire countryside, it is as pretty as it is quaint. But despite its pro’s, it has the similar problems as all cottages that we come across; low ceilings, small windows, very contained and not much light. The brief for this project was to create space in the kitchen and increase light throughout the ground floor. To complement the existing house, a flat-roofed design was chosen – as with all projects, it is essential that the new build is sympathetic to the existing, and a flat roof design sits well and doesn’t impose on its surroundings. We also ensured our stonework complimented and colour matched the ‘random coursing’ stonework of the existing cottage to further aid the transition between old and new. Because of the low ceilings, we decided to put two atriums into the flat roof to really maximise as much natural light as possible. To further increase this, the large windows in the extension enable light to flood into the rest of the house.  Cottages are known for having unusual layouts, and this one doesn’t disappoint. We love its unique kitchen which has been cleverly designed to maximise space by wrapping […]

Historic Build, Bourne

We’ve had the pleasure of contributing to this beautiful historic house. Built in the 17th Century; this property and was used by the Bishop of Lincoln as a stopover on a regular basis. The land also has links to the 11th century and may have been used by King John of England. Because of its historic and listed status, planning has a been a very long a difficult road for both our clients and Architects – taking over a year. With a lot of hard work and perseverance, we were finally granted planning permission and could start on site at the end of 2017. The concept for this project was to have the oak frame hidden behind the limestone, so the extension is in keeping with the existing house.  The extension’s stonework matches the existing ‘sawn on the bed’ style limestone, which will darken with time and blend in even more with its surroundings. Our oak frame pairs wonderfully with the style of this house;  breaking up the hard stonework and adding a contemporary twist with the oaks form and texture. Light was a very important aspect of this project; due to the narrow original windows, the house can be […]

Historic Build, Bourne

We’ve had the pleasure of contributing to this beautiful historic house in Bourne – built in the 17th Century; this property and was used by the Bishop of Lincoln as a stopover on a regular basis. The land also has links to the 11th century and may have been used by King John of England. Because of its historic and listed status, planning has a been a very long a difficult road for both our clients and Architects – taking over a year. With a lot of hard work and perseverance, we were finally granted planning permission and could start on site at the end of 2017. The concept for this project was to have the oak frame hidden behind the limestone, so the extension is in keeping with the existing house.  The extension’s stonework matches the existing ‘sawn-on-the- bed’ style limestone, which will darken with time and blend in even more with its surroundings. Our oak frame pairs wonderfully with the style of this house;  breaking up the hard stonework and adding a contemporary twist with the oaks form and texture. Light was a very important aspect of this project; due to the narrow original windows, the house can […]