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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

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

  •   “Great Delivery Service”  
    Earlswood Garden Centre, Henley in Arden - May 2019

  •   From initial design to delivery was an excellent experience, I would not go any where else, keep up the good work.  
    Alan Pearson - RCI Design - December 2016

  •   Excellent service very pleased.  
    Recent customer comment.

  •   Excellent service  
    Roy Findlay - October 2016

  •   I have always found Wyckham Blackwell to be very helpful and efficient.  
    John Brannigan - Beneficial Contracts - January 2017

  •   We usually do cut roofs but after this job we will definitely be using your trusses.  
    Recent customer comment.

  •   Thank you for a very good service.  
    Recent customer comment.

  •   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

  •   The service was great and the product was great.  
    Nick Cushing - February 2016

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