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Millbrooke

Millbrooke, Coventry, Warwickshire

Ian and Cherie approached us at the Homebuilding and Renovating Show in Birmingham to see if plans to remodel their bungalow into an oak framed dormer bungalow were viable.

Millbrooke

Millbrooke, Coventry, Warwickshire

Ian and Cherie approached us at the Homebuilding and Renovating Show in Birmingham to see if plans to remodel their bungalow into an oak framed dormer bungalow were viable.

With a growing family they needed more space but didn’t want to move. We thought we could help and estimated the work on the spot. As it turned out, the estimated cost turned out to be the full quote price and within a week we had been appointed to design, manufacture and install the frame.

The major hurdle to overcome was that Ian and Cherie wanted to remain living in their house while the oak framed roof was being installed! It was hard to imagine how this could possibly work, but we trusted Ian’s rationale and set to work on the frame in the workshop.

As we neared the end of the fabrication process, Ian had to remove the roof, build up the gables in blockwork and guarantee a good two weeks of clear, dry weather. Not so easy in October!

As luck would have it, something happened in the firmament and the stars aligned. The roof was peeled open, we raised the oak frame, and Ian was able to felt and batten the rafters all without a single drop of rain falling.

Looking down through the frame at a fully laden breakfast table was something we will never forget.

Project Summary

Brief

  • Remodelling of an existing bungalow
  • New vaulted roof with dormers
  • Careful sequencing
  • Central cruciform truss above a vaulted atrium

Timings

  • Workshop – three weeks
  • On site – one day

Do you want a quick quote?
Or to discuss your project?

If you're considering an oak framed building (or larch, or douglas fir), let's talk. We'll gladly put together an outline quote (completely free, with no strings attached). And we need very little information from you to do so.
Equally, we're always here, at the end of the phone, to talk through your ideas.

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