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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
  •   Very happy my garage roof looks fabulous  
    Mr Harper , Coventry - April 2018

  •   “Thank you for the roof trusses delivered last Tuesday, we have them now in position and I have to say that the design and quality is fantastic. Thank you for your attention to detail, I know that it wasn’t a straightforward project for you and I appreciate your patience. Please pass on my thanks to all those involved."  
    Steve Barnes, Coleshill - November 2021

  •   They were a perfect fit very pleased.  
    Recent customer comment.

  •   Love the product, makes the job a lot easier, brilliant for Building Control Inspections  
    Godsall Property Developments - February 2016

  •    First Class Service at every level and a punctual, polite and very helpful delivery driver.  
    Paul Jarvis, Walsall December 2017 

  •   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

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

  •   Excellent service  
    Roy Findlay - October 2016

  •   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

  •   Excellent service very pleased.  
    Recent customer comment.

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

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