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Wooden gazebos & timber frame buildings

Posted by Bath Bespoke on 7 December 2020

Beautifully made, bespoke conservatories, gazebos, extensions and timber-framed buildings

We can work with you to design, traditionally handcraft and build a timber-frame space tailormade to you. Be it a wooden gazebo to provide some shade from the summer sun, a timber frame conservatory to create much-needed, practical family space or an extension from which to enjoy the view, we can help.

We use only the finest FSC® certified hardwoods and Accoya® timber to create our bespoke buildings, combined with cutting edge glazing systems to ensure the longest possible life for your glass and finished with microporous paint to protect the timber and, importantly for you, minimise the maintenance of your new living space.

Here we look back at just a few of our favourite timber-frame projects…

Oak frame orangery extension

An existing extension had fallen into disrepair and needed updating, whilst using the same footprint and re-purposing the roof, to restore the space to an inviting dining room.

We handcrafted a structure from fresh-sawn oak which will silver with age to complement the traditional stonework of the property. Our skilled team of craftsmen constructed the orangery from fresh-sawn oak using traditional methods combined with a minimal, contemporary design to create an elegant addition to this handsome period property.

The room is flooded with natural light from high-performance glazing which keeps the room thermally-efficient and comfortable throughout the seasons, whilst making the most of the garden views, and the adjoining wall of the property was left as exposed stone, bringing a rustic character to the space.


Rooftop gazebo

This gazebo was to take centre stage on a central Bath rooftop terrace which overlooked the Thermae Bath Spa and boasted beautiful views across the city.

Individual beams were crafted from Accoya, a high-performance wood ideal for outdoor use, and finished in Rubio Monocoat in Teak finish to complement the client’s existing garden furniture. The structure featured a traditionally constructed louvred roof to allow light through and air to circulate whilst also providing shade from the summer sun.

Designed to fit perfectly into place, the structure was accurately aligned with the existing door and window frames to ensure views remained uninterrupted and that the design blended seamlessly with its surroundings.

Oak frame cafe

Oak framed building at Hartley FarmWe’ve called Hartley Farm our home for over a decade now and we remain proud of the traditional timber frame building regular visitors will know as the cafe (currently the gift shop) we constructed back in 2014.

The construction itself took about eight weeks and consisted of fresh sawn European oak for the structure, high-performance thermal glass for the walls, softwood for the internal roof, insulation and tin on top. The combination of traditional timber framing and contemporary glass fills the space with an abundance of natural light and allows visitors to look out over the farmland whilst enjoying their coffee and cake.

Oak naturally weathers on the outside and retains its light brown colour internally. We left the pegs proud in the traditional way so that we can adjust them years down the line to close the joints that open up as the timber dries out. It’s an ancient building technique that results in strong buildings that can be enjoyed for centuries. (Not one screw was used in the construction of the building.)

An all-season conservatory

The brief for this build was to create a practical, timber-framed extension to provide usable space for a growing family with a wheelchair user.

The design was kept simple and straightforward – a ‘lean-to’ style that allowed plenty of light into the home and could be transformed into the family dining room.

Freshly sawn oak beams were used to create the structure combined with a solid roof (by Noad Roofing) and high-specification double glazing to ensure the space stayed warm, dry and usable all year round. The doors were crafted from Accoya and finished in a dark stain to match the oak frame as it weathers.