The beauty of timber framing is being able to span large spaces without the need for supporting walls – the perfect method for building over a swimming pool.
It also allows for an existing outdoor pool to be incorporated into a home, by essentially extending the house over the pool and creating a seamless flow between the existing indoor space into a new, enclosed pool house.
One of Carpenter Oak’s most challenging pool structures involved 43 tonnes of oak travelling 2000 miles and built using six different languages in freezing temperatures – in Russia!
The addition of an enclosed structure for your pool needn’t block out the setting either. With large expanses of glazing as well as openings that can be engineered into the frame, surrounding gardens and paved areas can still be easily accessible, giving the feel of an outdoor pool during the warmer months, with the option to create a more enclosed space when you want to keep the elements at bay.
We can work with you in a number of ways to get a roof over your pool. At the early stages, we come for a site visit to get a sense of the aesthetic and function you’re after. Next, working with you to design the frame, whether it’s oak, Douglas fir or glulam timbers, and if it’s a minimalist or traditional frame you’re after.
Once the frame design is complete, our carpenters hand make the frame in the workshops. Then the same team come to raise the frame on site.
To find out more and to discuss your plans, get in touch through our contact form or call 01803 732 900