Order tracker
 

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
  •   "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

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

  •   Excellent service very pleased.  
    Recent customer comment.

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

  •   "Great Service as Always!   
    Yardley Leisure - June 2018

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

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

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

  •   Always a good service  
    Court (Warwickshire) Ltd -October 2015

  •   All round excellent service with the Floor and Trusses for design, technical support and advice. The ordering and production process was first class  
    Mark Mumford - April 2017

  •   Great flexible service   
    Jon Rodway - May 2017