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One of the most interesting and challenging design and builds we have ever undertaken.

This site is extremely exposed to the elements which was an important consideration in the design as we not only had to build the timber frame, but also design and install insulation panels which were to go into all the external walls allowing the oak beams to be seen both inside and out.
Once the house design rose from the paper it had undergone a number of major changes from the original plans. The west wing had been intended to be largely a softwood roof and two floors, by the end of the design process it ended up with three floors, with two more bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor and a fully oak frame.

We have great pride in this project; Norton Timber was given a brief and the task of designing the Oak frame to enable the architects to cater for the clients wishes internally. All involved feel this has been achieved with a look and presence that can only be achieved by building in solid Oak.

The insulation panels, designed and installed by Norton Timber to withstand the severe weather conditions of the location, have been a total success both in their insulation performance and their water and draft protection.
We would like to thank the great team involved in this complex project for working with us and making what could have been a very difficult build run so smoothly.

Architects: – Richard Daniels.
The engineer: – NJ McAnally and associates.
The Main contractors: – Colman & James.
And of course not forgetting the Client.

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