Features: Nine oak columns, traditional pegged joints, open-plan ‘curved’ frame.
Requirements: Natural materials, entrance at first floor level, oak structure supporting sedum roof.
Awards: RIBA Regional Award, Readers’ Choice in the Daily Telegraph Homebuilding and Renovating Awards.
Sustainable design without compromise
Thanks to the vision of the owners and the architect, this home blends a unique approach to timber framing with contemporary design. An oak frame spine runs the length of the building, supporting the roof without the need for numerous pillars, allowing for light, airy and uncluttered spaces.
Responding to the slope of the land, the building entrance and parts of the living area sit at first floor level. The frame passes through the building, naturally segmenting the space, and creating continuity with the wood visible on both floors. The result is light and peaceful spaces, with stunning views.Read more
The working methods of Carpenter Oak, where traditional skills can be married with contemporary design were key to the success of this project. It is a testament to Carpenter Oak’s skill that no steel was used in any of the junctions.”