In a sensitive village edge location, the local planning authority demanded a ‘barn style’ approach to this design. This meant a timber clad building, with only rooflights allowed on the first floor (no dormers), and a relatively modest overall ridge height.
In spite of this, and because of the open plan feel on the ground floor, combined with the use of a ‘post and beam’ style oak frame vaulted on the first floor, the house retains a light and spacious feel.
A true ‘self-build’ the client and his father-in-law carried out a large proportion of the work, after Oakwrights had completed the oak frame.
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