We were recently asked to create an oak extension for a lovely family, who are friends of Bath Bespoke and Hartley Farm, in Winsley. We were initially asked to give them some very rough costs for an oak frame extension after our clients had approached and been disappointed with several national companies. They never thought they could afford a real oak extension but we were able to deliver a very reasonable cost for the design, manufacture and installation of this freshly sawn oak conservatory.
An extension transformed into a dining room
The design was fairly straightforward – a ‘lean to’ style that allowed plenty of light into the home and could be transformed into the family dining room. We love working with fresh sawn oak beams and this is a much loved style in the UK. We built the timber frame in our workshops, credit to Nick Perchard our master craftsman. The concept was completed by Tom and Nick made the frame. We specified a solid roof, which ensured the space can be used all year around. Top spec double glazing means it’s warm in the winter, whilst allowing for lots of light. We finished the french doors in a dark stain which will match the oak frame when it weathers and greys.
The ideal family room
Our clients have one baby coming and twins, whilst both working full time. So this needed to be a really usable family space. One of the twins, Alfie, is in a wheelchair so the extra floor-space really helps him enjoy more of the house. The project was really quick – taking less than 12 weeks from enquiry to completion.
Thanks to Noad Roofing for the roof, Brian Fisher of Aztec for the electrics and underfloor heating, Quick Groundworks for the digging and foundations, and Gem Solutions for plumbing.