Welsh Oak Frame Clayton Case Study

Ann and Barry Clayton never intended to extend their farmhouse however, when an old, tin cattle shed was demolished next to the property, the newly discovered views sparked the idea. ‘I stood in the empty space and the view took my breath away,’ says Ann.

The couple had some ideas of what they wanted in the design, including floor-to-ceiling glazing to capture the natural light and views. They wanted more space so that could host family get-togethers, which could be up to 20 people at a time and wanted to make sure all the extension roof space was used, hoping they could fit in two guest bedrooms.

‘When we met Welsh Oak Frame, we liked their friendly demeanour and that there was no hard sell,’ says Barry. ‘They listened and respected our budget. When we visited their workshops, we could see the traditional craftmanship was still at large, which was fantastic, we didn’t need to go to any other companies.’

Welsh Oak Frame’s designer’s interpreted our ideas into a workable design that’s beautifully right.

The local planners had no issues, which Barry thinks is largely because the extension improves the farmhouse’s appearance.

7 months later the entrance to the couple’s home is now through a front door in the extension. This opens onto a large boot room with a shower room off to the side. Ahead, lies a large open plan kitchen-diner with a mezzanine above for two guest bedrooms. Building the floor level of the extension in line with the house creates a seamless transition between the old and new.

The couple are delighted with the oak, workmanship and of course, huge picture window and angled galleried landing.

‘Every time I open the front door, I can’t believe this is ours, we’re completely thrilled, as is the family,’ says Ann.

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