Demanding but impressive cantilevered corner
For Carpenter Oak, the demands of the design and in particular, the requirement for uninterrupted sea views through the corner of the extension, led us to suggest the use of chestnut glulam as the material of choice. Using glulam enabled the engineer to qualify the cantilever involved, under the sliding oak joinery doors, permitting views across Plymouth Sound. The use of steel pins allows the frame to float above the ground.
The importance of a good architect
The extension was part of a larger project that included the refurbishment of the existing house and integration of sustainable technology. A grey water recycling system, photovoltaic panels, improved insulation and replacement glazing all contributed to the clients sustainability goals.