Sunday, 4 September 2011

Autumnal green oak timber framing and wooden building projects in Cornwall












First up is this nicely proportioned green oak timber frame extension to a granite cottage renovation near Bodmin, Cornwall. It'll be glazed on all 3 walls including the gable, with a slate roof, and we've worked hard to get the aesthetics spot on to tie in with the existing building beside it. Like the vast majority of our work, the green oak is sourced from Devon and milled by Anton Coaker on Dartmoor...it arrives on Monday - all hands on deck!
















The second job for the autumn was due to be rebuilding a waterwheel at a mill near Ladock, sadly this has been postponed til the spring, but the extra time to research and prepare is welcome. Instead I'm building this interesting project that's been in the pipeline for a year now while planning issues have been resolved. It's a departure from the usual green oak construction, and the client has been influenced by a lighter, more contemporary style of timber building, particularly with a nod to the Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima (below) We'll be using Douglas fir and Larch in conjunction with Stainless Steel wires and brackets in an attempt to create a modern, airy and inspiring work space.

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