This oak frame extension was designed by us based on the king post truss design.
Our dedicated team of craftsman undertook the whole build apart from the electrical installation and the bespoke joinery.
The oversite drainage and footings were dug by us using our own machine. The bricks are a multi-stock. They are laid in a traditional Flemish bond on sharp sand and white cement mortar,
This gives a traditional lime mortar look with the strength and added durability of cement.
The green oak came to site cut to our specifications from our local sawmill. We then machined and shaped the timbers on site.
all the joins are traditional mortice and tenon, drilled, drawbored and secured with 20 mm dry oak dowels.
the curved braces were cut from curved oak branches instead of straight planks. By doing this it allows the grain to run the full length of the brace giving it maximum strength.
The roof construction is softwood rafters housing 2 conservation roof lights laying on oak perlings that are mortice and tenoned into both trusses.
At the eaves, we have fitted solid oak tapered sprockets to give the look of traditional oak rafter feet. The façade is direct glazed with 28 mm toughened glass units held in place by 35mm air dried oak cover boards.
Inside all the timbers have been sandblasted and wet underfloor heating has been installed under a flagstone floor.