This beautiful car deserves a beautiful home. The owner contacted us here at natural structures to design this Oak framed garage and showroom to house his passion. We are in the finishing throws of the assembly process with just the mezzanine floor to install. This is to be hung centrally with the ability to view through both glazed balustraded Oak trusses. To see more detail please see the case studies as we expect to be complete in the next two weeks we intend doing an in depth review.
This traditionally designed air dried oak porch has made its new home in the ancient Roman village of Medbourne, Leicestershire. With the swept eaves beam, jowl posts & vertical breather balustrade the design reflects the prominent position in the middle of this beautiful rural village. Using age old methods and materials we can recreate what would of been here hundreds of years ago giving this new build the authenticity it truly deserves.
Its comforting to know that even with the high amount of glazing that are all ways present in our garden rooms that we are able to easily reach the parameters set by building control for there stringent insulation levels. This new garden room in the village of Medbourne has a very efficient underfloor heating system that is very rarely used as the wood burner easily heats not only the garden room itself but also the adjacent dinning room & kitchen. The glazed units that we standardly use are of the highest spec,Argon filled cavities and heat reflective coatings are to name just few of the many specifications within the glass unit.Insulation levels in the roof are maximised as they are in the floor giving you a highly insulated efficient structure, blend that with the direct glazed method of manufacture equates to a beautiful Oak structure that will stand the test of time in not only design but also function.
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.
The river Nene was the predominant feature with this project. The small existing cottage that we had as a starting point was originally the water mill. This main feature of the river so close to the dwelling also presented the main hurdle for us as there were several issues that this presented. Firstly the footings of the new main oak framed house could not be dug in the traditional way. We used the method of pile driving steel tubes several metres into the earth to give us the stability needed to create a stable platform for the next stages of the build. The oak frame that we designed then had to be assembled and with no access for heavy lifting equipment, this was all done by hand employing the age old methods of ropes pulleys & winches similar to the ancient roman Trispastos system. After the frame was assembled, the structure was made water tight as soon as possible to allow all the other trades to move in and start their processes of the build. Whilst this was taking place we included the SIPS panels, rendered panels and glazing again using the direct glaze method of integrating the glass units onto our oak […]