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Oak Framed Extension

A lot of people assume that I only do small bespoke carpentry and joinery. Although this a big part of my work I also do bigger projects. A lot of my work actually is bathrooms, kitchens, conversions and extensions.

I built this Oak Framed Extension last year. It was a fantastic and interesting project, with many interesting features. I must thank Sackville Oak Frames for doing such an amazing job on the Oak Frame itself. Paul is a true craftsman and takes a lot of pride in his work. He was a joy to work with. I also thank James at JP Joinery who did a superb job on all of the custom made windows and doors.

Despite having the Architect’s plans, there were  a few practical details that weren’t specified.  Paul, James and I had to work out out solutions to several issues. These included the U-Value of the glass and the lead weathering detail on the windows. We also needed to find a solution to the placement of the supporting oak beams.

In the end we overcame all problems without massive cost increases. We used our combined knowledge, expertise and skills.

The roof is a particularly nice feature of this build. It has an internal flat roof with a central skylight and a curved velux window. Velux have only released this window recently and it was perfect for this project. The tiled pitched sides make the whole structure still feel traditional and in keeping with the rest of the property.

Internally, the client didn’t want to see down-lights so I suggested using hidden LED lights around the ring beam.  This was quite fiddly but worth it for the overall affect.

As well as the extension itself we also re-did the entrance hall. This included a new window at the front which lead into the new area and a knock through into the existing kitchen.

I loved everything about this project and look forward to another similar project later on this year.

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