Oak Frame & Building with Glass – Restoration and New Build Supplement Wealden Times – Kent, Surrey & Sussex
Have you seen us and our oak frame renovation project in the May edition of The Wealden Times and Surrey Homes Magazines?
We shared a really stunning renovation project we completed last year in Plaxol, Kent with The Wealden Times and Surrey Homes readers. The beautiful oak framed roof structure is also featured in our online Case Study Six.
The renovation project was to build an oak framed roof structure to replace the existing roof in a listed farm building which was being turned into a really stunning holiday let. Due to the fragile existing stonewalls of the old barn, the oak frame needed to distribute the roof loading evenly. Due to limited head height and two different levels on the first floor, a tie beam truss would not give the required height clearance. The roof shape and pitch had to match the old derelict roof.
Once our work was complete, our client and the team of builders, were really thrilled with the result. We went back a few weeks after our work was complete at the Client’s invitation to take a look at how the builders were getting on with transforming the once dilapidated old barn, into a really beautiful building, as well as talking about a new oak frame extension on their exiting property.
The oak frame the building such a wonderful feeling of light and space. The muted tones of the oak contrasted against the stunning white walls. The glazed gable over the roundel also added to the feeling of light and space, as well as being connected to the surrounding countryside.
The glazed gable was glazed with 24mm toughened, LowE units and fitted onto the frame using a system that we have developed over many years and has been proven to work.
A really different job to our usual work, this was a really interesting project to work on and one we were thrilled to share in The Wealden Times and Surrey Homes, Restoration and New Build Supplement, where the specifically featured ‘Building with Glass’ projects.
We are busy working on some really lovely oak frame projects at the moment, which range from a new build oak frame house to an oak frame extension. With many more projects booked in for the coming months, we have been drawing and meeting with client’s on site.
This is one of the more time consuming elements of what we do, but it is also one the parts which makes doing what we do and building Clients’ oak frames so worthwhile. We are there from the start and seeing our clients’ reactions and getting their feedback to their oak frame ideas growing and coming to life on paper is something that never fails to excite all parties involved.
If you have an oak frame project in mind, do get in touch so we can work together formulating ideas and ‘building the dream’ together.