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Stansbatch Sunrooms

John and Lucy had moved to the Herefordshire countryside from the big smoke, and bought a dilapidated stone cottage (ok, let’s call it a ruin) in need of much tlc.

Stansbatch Sunrooms

John and Lucy had moved to the Herefordshire countryside from the big smoke, and bought a dilapidated stone cottage (ok, let’s call it a ruin) in need of much tlc.

Engaging local architect John Williams for design inspiration, and with the help of structural engineer Donald Macintyre, they gained planning permission to radically remodel the existing structure, opening up space on the groundfloor and upstairs, and letting in more light.

We were invited to design and build the two oak framed elements of the project – a single storey sunroom with vaulted roof and a small lean to with exposed oak rafters.

Local builder Merv Arndt took on the project, using John and Lucy as willing labourers. Whilst the frames were being jointed in the workshop, Merv and his team set to work on the groundworks, digging footings and pouring concrete in readiness for the raising.

Both structures were erected over a couple of days. The completion of the catslide lean to was critical for the completion of the main slated roof.

The glazing of the sunroom was undertaken by Merv using a “face applied” direct glazing system, where the glass units are sandwiched to the outside of the oak frame with joinery grade cover boards and specialist gaskets. This allows the green oak frame to settle and move over time without compromising the weatherproofing.

John and Lucy grafted really hard on their project and are now enjoying the fruits of their efforts.

Project Summary

Brief

  • Sunroom and lean to
  • Architect designed refurbishment of an old stone cottage
  • Affordable frame to extend the ground floor
  • Simple and attractive frame with face applied direct glazing

Timings

  • Workshop – three weeks
  • On site – two days

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