Dan Barratt and Trish Padwicke had an architect draw up external elevations of a conservatory for their cottage on the edge of Briantspuddle. On the south side of the valley and in the shadow of the mature Oak woodland, they wanted to add a space to their existing cottage with more light. After planning permission was achieved and listed building consent was attained, we were commissioned to design and deliver the Oak frame, the joinery and the glazing.
Dan would sort out the ground works and would take over finishing the building when our bit was done. Part of the plan was increasing light to the cottage and integral to this was persuading the neighbour to cut down a large Oak on the boundary. The plan was to buy the tree and use it for the conservatory. The timber was then milled up by a local sawyer with a steam powered sawmill. We then framed up the building back in our yard and built two windows and a set of fully glazed double doors in the joinery workshop. The whole lot was assembled and the glazing fitted in less than a week.