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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
  •   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

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

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

  •   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

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

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

  •   Excellent service very pleased.  
    Recent customer comment.

  •   Many thanks for all your help with this job.  
    Recent customer comment.

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

  •   Great flexible service   
    Jon Rodway - May 2017

  •   Excellent service  
    Roy Findlay - October 2016