Timber porch

This new private self build project has an oak frame and a SIPs envelope. The new house was designed to look traditional and includes a thatched roof and curved external corners to the walls to resemble the old structures built many years ago and very much in the local vernacular.

Internally the upstairs rooms are fully vaulted with exposed oak beams giving an overwhelming sense of space. It was finished externally with part render and part timber cladding.

The project design is very traditional looking but built using modern offsite methods combined with traditional features and materials which proves that modern methods don’t have to mean modern looks. The journey the couple went on is a great example of the self build route managed by the clients in a way that truly shows that self build need not be a major challenge for the few. The building came in under budget, so was seen as a remarkable success for the clients.

Comments from the homeowner:

We wanted a property with significantly lower running costs, so that in eventual retirement, managing our plot, running our home and paying for its upkeep would not be a burden. We are just so delighted to have found the right combination of architect and builder to achieve a quality new build with a traditional look.

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