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The Close - Stroud, Gloucester

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

Increasing land prices mean building plots in back gardens are as popular as ever. Getting a building to match the surrounding architecture can often be a challenge. For this development we were tasked with creating a timber frame dwelling with a fully open mansard first floor construction which compliments the existing street scene.

To achieve this we have used high strength Versa-lam timber purlins (as opposed to steelwork) to support prefabricated, insulated roof and side panels. This construction avoided the need for unsightly down-stand beams giving the client full use of the upstairs space.

The end result

Due to our early input on the project, any potential design challenges were addressed and overcome before they became a problem. In order to complete the project in under a week we reduced any major site work by prefabricating 90% of the components allowing the build programme to be greatly reduced, minimizing disruption to surrounding residents.

Some facts

  • Timber only construction
  • 1 week site build time
  • Designed to incorporate sun pipes
  • Prefabricated insulated mansard upper floor
  •   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

  •   Excellent service  
    Roy Findlay - October 2016

  •   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

  •   As always first class service and product.  
    Recent customer comment.

  •   “Great Product Quality and Customer Service”  
    Parrott Construction, Bedford - March 2021

  •   They fitted like a glove, will be in touch for our next job.  
    Mike • Purchase Surveying Director B.E Barker Builders - September 16

  •   Innovative design and flexible service.  
    Ian Jamieson - November 2016

  •   Delighted, please thank those involved in production  
    Recent customer comment - February 2016

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

  •   The service was excellent. As they say, everything it said on the tin! Delivered on time, the driver was brilliant, the plans came laminated, great for showing where the metal web Easi-joists went. Thank you to all your team made our lives easier.   
    P McCone -Vale Pride Ltd- August 2017

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

  •   Great service, will be coming back soon!  
    Roger Summers | MD BETTA Buildings - February 2016