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

  •   Great flexible service   
    Jon Rodway - May 2017

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

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

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

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

  •   I have always found Wyckham Blackwell to be very helpful and efficient.  
    John Brannigan - Beneficial Contracts - January 2017

  •   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.

  •   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

  •   "We were very grateful for the information & advice that your designer gave us regarding our trusses. We would definitely use you again and recommend Wyckham Blackwell"  
    Nigel Lee, Solihull - February 2019

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

  •   Excellent service, a very professional and knowledgeable company we would definitely recommend you  
    EC Hazel House - March 2016