A modern frame full of natural light
This two storey extension to a family home uses glazing and roof lights to welcome light into the new spaces and old alike. Using traditional pegged mortise and tenon jointing techniques, the new oak blends effortlessly with the existing frame.
To support smooth delivery of the project, Carpenter Oak provided Nicolas and his local builders with specifications for external walls and glazing. The whole result has been well worth the effort and benefited from this a collaborative approach.
Heritage buildings steeped in history, brought to life again
An existing, oak framed, Grade 2 listed building sits on what was the entrance to a Tudor hunting ground. Oak is an integral part of local history, with the surrounding area being a key supplier of timber to the navy in the 18th century.
Giving a historic building a new lease of life is a special and sometimes challenging journey. The beauty of timber framing is its flexibility. Our skill makes the most of this in every situation. Subtle choices within this frame made the most of the old structures in a forward-looking building. Oak, in this context, was the thoroughly natural choice.