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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
  •   “A special thank you to your Design Team for their assistance and advice”  
    G Developments, Solihull - July 2019

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

  •   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

  •   “Your HGV Driver was really helpful, our site is very difficult to access and he was excellent.”  
    Steelhead Developments, Welford Upon Avon - August 2019

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

  •   Excellent service  
    Roy Findlay - October 2016

  •   Very pleased with the service, helpful and prompt with quotes, and all deliveries were on time  
    MADE Architecture Ltd - May 16

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

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

  •   This was a HS2 project requiring a lot of detail, your team were very helpful and dealt with all issues raised. A first class service, thank you.  
    Currall Lewis & Martin Construction Ltd - May 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