We recently completed an Oak frame extension in the village of Sulby, Leicstershire. Sulby its self is a tiny village of a handful of houses that were originally built as servants quarters for Sulby Hall which was originally built in 1793-95. The original existing house was a lovely timber framed structure so the idea for continuity of materials and design was to extend using the age old method of Oak framing.
Our Brief from the clients was that they would like a room that was large enough to seat there entire family and also to house a much larger up to date kitchen with a substantial island unit with also the possibility of a wood burner and 2 comfy chairs. After several attempts the final design shone through and after 5 weeks of on site works the finished structure was complete in time for Christmas 2011.
We are working on phase 2 of the Sulby project which will incorporate a similar design in materials but the functions will be different as phase 2 is more of an Oak Framed wrap around that extends around there all ready large front room giving them full view of the Sulby estate gardens.
Phase 2 should be complete by the summer of 2012 giving the clients full use of there new space for the best of this years weather.