Contemporary Oak Framed Extensions
This design brief was to create a covered extended double bay garage and workshop with storage above on the 1st floor which is accessed by an internal staircase. To maximise the position and also the potential functions it was opted for a vaulted glazed space that will double up as a gym and summer garden room. This room has air-conditioning plus underfloor heating which will enable it to be used through all seasons.
The internal bays that form the majority of the structure are designed to store two large vehicles with the added space for a medium sized workshop area with hand made Oak work benches and shelves to help in the organising of tools and machinery.
The lighting externally was positioned to create pools of light to highlight the detail in the oak frame and to also help illuminate the pathway to the rear of the house.
The two garage doors were produced by the German door company Horman , each electrically operated with their fobs paired to each door enabling the user to operate each door with the same fob. The colours of the garage doors were ordered to match the aluminium bi-fold doors in dark grey, this created a nice contract between the natural oak and the manufactured metal doors.
The gable eaves detail was again over hung including an Oak sarking and extended ridge and eaves beams, this is an essential part of our designs as the overhang on the gable and the fascias create a balanced and quality look. Overall the finished structure sat beautifully in the chosen position offering the practical functionality of all of the designed uses.