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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
  •   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

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

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

  •   Great flexible service   
    Jon Rodway - May 2017

  •   I could not fault the service in any way, the advice was invaluable, and you kept me updated on production of the Trusses. Thank you!  
    Danny Gouveia - Solihull - September 2017

  •   Excellent service very pleased.  
    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

  •   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

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

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