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Poacher's Cottage - Solihull, West Midlands

We were approached by the client with a view to maximising usable space without redesigning the building envelope. Our background in timber engineering meant we were perfectly suited to finding a solution.

Introduction

We were approached by the client with a view to maximising usable space without redesigning the building envelope. Our background in timber engineering meant we were perfectly suited to finding a solution.

To accomplish this, our design team created a fully open roof space. This allowed the client to make full use of a space that would have been otherwise unusable. This turned a moderately sized 2 bed bungalow into a large 4 bed house with enough extra room for 2 en suite bathrooms. Most importantly, the outside profile of the building has remained as originally intended.

The end result
Using flexible design software and understanding the client's requirements, we've produced a dwelling with an abundant amount of space. By using the roof void we have gained the space of a 2 storey building but retaining the profile of a bungalow and have increased its future resale value.

Some facts...

  • Open roof space attic truss construction
  • Reduced build costs over 2 storey building
  • 2 week site build time
  • Prefabricated dormer construction
  •   I have always found Wyckham Blackwell to be very helpful and efficient.  
    John Brannigan - Beneficial Contracts - January 2017

  •   I could not fault the service in any way, the advice was invaluable, and you kept me updated on production of the Trusses. Thank you!  
    Danny Gouveia - Solihull - September 2017

  •   Thank you for the Trusses and Oak Beams, your driver Mark, was a real pleasure to deal with, very professional.  
    Nicole Pomeroy - March 2017

  •   "A huge thank you for your support on our project, all technical questions and design variations have been dealt with promptly, you have been great to work with and reflect a real client focused company”   
    Lesley Gill, Coventry - September 2018.

  •   "100 out of 100, It goes without saying we will hopefully be using you again in the near future."  
    Wates Construction, Nottingham - August 2018

  •   Just to a short note to say thank you for designing, and delivering the trusses on Wednesday. Your delivery driver was incredibly polite, helpful and courteous and is a great reflection of your company.   
    Steve Cook • Willmott Dixon - June 16

  •   Many thanks for all your help with this job.  
    Recent customer comment.

  •   A real pleasure to deal with and the speed it was sorted and delivered was spectacular.  
    Recent customer comment.

  •   Very happy my garage roof looks fabulous  
    Mr Harper , Coventry - April 2018

  •   They were a perfect fit very pleased.  
    Recent customer comment.

  •    First Class Service at every level and a punctual, polite and very helpful delivery driver.  
    Paul Jarvis, Walsall December 2017 

  •   Your Designer was very efficient and your Delivery Driver was exceptional  
    H Egginton Bromsgrove - June 2017