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.
We have just completed extensive refurbishments to a grade II listed stunning home in the Welland valley village of Barrowden. The hand made air dried Oak frame was an essential part of the design allowing us to re-new the families dynamic use of the ground floor.
Oak Framed Porch We have just completed a stunning refurbishment of a beautiful house in the Welland Valley village of Barrowden. The hand built air dried oak frame was an integral part of the refurbishment that allowed us to renew the dynamics of the ground floor of this beautiful home. You can see more images and written specification in our case studies.
With the Welland river running through the gardens of this beautiful residence, the new stone and oak extensions make the most of the river view. The existing house is several hundred years old and now with these cleverly designed extensions has doubled its size. The choice to use local stone and original Collyweston roof slates makes the new space feel as if it was built along with the original house. After a few months of exposure and de-colouring it will look as one dwelling all built decades ago. With new kitchens, utility, drawing room and dining/snug area, the traditional dwelling has been brought into the 21st century. The atrium roof light was designed for maximum natural light into the dining/snug area and also to throw light into the existing room therefore negating the potential loss of light. The six leaf bi-fold doors were designed for the light benefit and also to open the area up entirely onto the new terraced area. Design details such as areas left unplastered to show off the unique age-old stonework and sympathetic design of skirting and architrave all help to lend this space an air of originality. The oak and stone work seamlessly together as both are natural, warm and textured […]
We have almost completed creating this new oak framed home in Old Dalby. As you can see the main area was formed by the use of two hand made oak cruck trusses that formed the backbone for the many waisted oak king post trusses and lower oak frame. The main living area was also completely glazed to gain the maximum natural light and to appreciate the extensive gardens and paddocks that the home sits with in. The new kitchen has recently been installed by one of our partnership companies “Lewis & Hill” and will be completed as soon as the underfloor heating is up and running. We expect the project to be complete in the next few weeks and intend to feature this project into our case studies.
Hallaton grade II listed oak home. We have recently refurbished a 14th century stone house in the local village of Hallaton. The works involved a complete re-wire, complete heating system, part re-plaster. new flooring throughout, complete decoration and a 50m2 oak framed extension. The stone house forms part of the central hub of the ancient village of Hallaton, therefore the planners were very particular in the design and material choice. After long discussions and several site visits, the design and materials were chosen and as you can see, perfectly enhance the existing house giving an additional 45m2 to the already extensive 2 storey house. This allowed us to re-design the family’s dynamic use of the existing and new space giving them the maximum benefit of their home. As with all of our projects, the end result never disappoints, with the natural light and feeling of space that our oak frames create, this is always a winning combination.
Oak Framed House (Stone & Oak Extension) The stone and oak extensions to the existing house in the village of Pillsgate are now complete with the owners thoroughly enjoying their new space. The project added another 5 rooms to an established residence surrounded by the beautiful estate grounds of Burghley House. The main room consists of a large oak frame with vaulted ceilings, this room will become the hub of the house for the family as it not only accommodates the kitchen and a full size 8 seater table and chairs, the large room was designed to allow a third function, the “day room” which includes soft seating allowing you to relax and enjoy the natural light and warmth that the open space has created. The bi-fold doors that are incorporated into the design are manufactured here to very specific details and lead the UK bi-fold industry in specification and performance. As the summer approaches, these will be folded back to reveal the beautiful gardens and with the internal and external flooring levels being the same, the sunken running track gives the appearance of the floor continuing from the internal room out onto the York stone terrace. The other 5 […]
We have recently completed an extensive oak frame extension to an existing property in the small Leicestershire village of Goadby. The oak framed design incorporates an extended kitchen area that links on to a day room and dining area with the main emphasis on natural materials and natural light. The oak frame also incorporates a loggia and a 1st floor landing area that doubles up as a seating/reading area. The simple use of a limited number of materials and clean lines help create a minimalist yet warm look. The cedar deck and tiled landscaping built to the same height as the interior floor help you to view the interior and exterior floor space as one. This gives you the impression of the interior floor space seeming larger as it flows seamlessly into the exterior areas. The double doors that lead from the existing house to inside the loggia gain easy access to the covered eating/sitting area. The design of the oak frame has linked the new space with the old and has transformed the family dynamic use of the entire ground floor area creating a functional kitchen area that easily flows into the day room and dining room then eventually […]
We have completed a full oak cruck bladed truss frame in the ancient village of Horninghold. The project has taken several months as the detail involved in every aspect of the build was of the highest specification. The oak cruck bladed trusses support the hand made ridge and purlins, with the vertical oak frame posts and floor beams completing the structural frame. Any keen viewer of Grand Designs will have heard of oak frame construction. Traditional brick and block houses have two ‘leaves’, generally speaking the outer leaf is brick, the inner leaf is block and the cavity in between the two is filled with insulation. Timber frame does away with the block inner skin and replaces it with a structural Oak frame. The outer leaf is non-structural and can be brick, timber or stone; using special systems you can even render the outside and avoid the need to lay a single brick, you can also use a combination of these materials to suit the local surroundings and your council’s planning requirements. Oak frame construction has 30%-40% shorter, more predictable construction time than brick and block. This means a faster return on investment, reduced disruption and a tidier, safer and more efficient site. A typical […]