Crosby-Granger Architects engaged with The Lake District National Park authorities, who are keen to drive up standards in design and have subsequently highlighted Damson Fell as an examplar of quality design whilst sitting in a traditional setting. Planning was granted with no conditions.
The open corner required complex geometry between our frame designers and the structural engineer. At ceiling level, steel I-beams were used to create the cantilevered corner that negated the need for a supporting corner post.
Other steelwork included laser-cut flitch plates with counter-sunk pignuts on threaded bar on the ground floor. Upstairs used steel tie-rod assembly with a three-directional tapped disk. This all allows for a minimalist frame without the need for timber bracing, creating open spaces that support the contemporary brief, enhanced by the use of mixed material.
Crosby-Granger designed Damson Fell with its existing context and situation in mind. The extension sits sympathetically beneath the existing projecting verge and is proportional to the form of the North gable of the house. The use of other materials such as cut face stonework are sympathetic to the vicarage whilst being aesthetically different to make the distinction between old and new.
“The detail design process was a joy to work through with Carpenter Oak, the designer was supportive of our ambitions while being complementary to the decision making. The information provided was clear and concise, graphically compelling and the 3D graphics were appreciated by our client and other consultants who were working on other proposals.” Chris Granger, Architect
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