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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
  •   “Delivery was on time and exactly as the order“   
    IBO Construction, Basildon - November 2018

  •   Excellent service 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 

  •   Delighted with the service and the price.  
    Recent customer comment.

  •   "We were very grateful for the information & advice that your designer gave us regarding our trusses. We would definitely use you again and recommend Wyckham Blackwell"  
    Nigel Lee, Solihull - February 2019

  •   Great flexible service   
    Jon Rodway - May 2017

  •   Excellent service, a very professional and knowledgeable company we would definitely recommend you  
    EC Hazel House - March 2016

  •   It was a pleasure to deal with your designer who dealt with our project.  
    Shaw Brothers - September 2015

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

  •   My thanks to all those involved at Wyckham Blackwell with measuring, designing, manufacturing and delivering my roof trusses on time. This is, without doubt, a job well done and is very much appreciated.  
    Paul Jarvis- AMIMI- October 2017

  •   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

  •   Faultless service and all fitted spot on, well impressed!   
    John Childs, Braunston - February 2018