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

  •   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

  •   Delighted, please thank those involved in production  
    Recent customer comment - February 2016

  •   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

  •   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

  •   Excellent service  
    Roy Findlay - October 2016

  •   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

  •   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

  •   As always first class service and product.  
    Recent customer comment.