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Alterations & extensions to Close-Ny-Howin, Union Mills.

Oak timber frame supplied by Westwind Oak

Originally our client wished to build a detached oak framed dwelling on land adjacent to the exisitng house, but due to planning constraints, an extension was deemed the best option. We then had to work around the existing dwelling and a nearby flat roof workshop to provide the best possible accomodation, taking advantage of the beautiful views and sunlight tracking.

The client wished to extend their property in a way which would allow them to remodel the existing house to provide open plan living. By providing a kitchen in the extension, the original kitchen space in the existing dwelling was freed up to provide more living accomodation. A double sided log burning stove is utilised to provide a break between the kitchen and lounge spaces.

The end gable is fully glazed, allowing unbroken views out over the countryside. Direct glazing was used in the apex of the gable to remove the need for a window frame. The glass is fitted directly into the oak frame. Bi-folding doors to the gable allow the client to completely open up the gable end onto the level timber deck. This provides a continuous flow from inside to out.

Finishes incorporate a natural slate roof, self coloured external wall render system and natural stonework. Use of timber framed windows add to the traditional feel of the building, utilising direct glazing into the oak frame in some areas.

Shown above is a key detail, elevation and building regulations section alongside completed photos.


Completed Summer 2014.