Whitchurch, Shropshire

When the clients approached us for advice they only had a general outline of the requirements and ideas for their bespoke home.

They wanted extremely high levels of air tightness and thermal performance; an area we have years of experience in. It was our job to make the drawings become reality by offering our full timber frame package plus much more.

After gaining further knowledge about all we could offer, the clients chose to use us for the supply and installation of the timber frame, plus our Architectural Services Department and other elements to support the project -triple glazed windows/doors package, cedar external cladding, a floating steel frame/oak tread staircase, a cantilever balcony floor section and a bespoke roof light.

Using a ‘Fabric First’ approach and tailored wall/roof panels this home was designed to specific U-Values (0.14) and air tightness levels (1.6 m³/m²/hr@50pa). Working together our in-house architectural and design teams were able to easily address potential issues. For example, the MVHR heat recovery system and services were a specialist area that the design team were able to incorporate into the building, to ensure all pipework was hidden and easy to install.

The cantilever balcony floor section was extremely unique to this building as we designed and installed a bespoke roof light that allowed the client to make full use of the space and the exceptional views surrounding the property.

“This was the first project I managed, and without the help and ‘hand holding’ from Rob Jones (Director of Timber Innovations) it would not have worked.” –Client.