Buxton Associates were appointed to carry out the civil and structural engineering design works at Woodmancote House, originally a 1950’s chalet family bungalow on the edge of the Cotswolds. This project saw a traditional timber framed house extension including a raised roof to enlarge the first floor, a large patio area with extensive hidden lighting designed by the home owners and twin wings overlooking the garden.
Existing cavity walls were raised in masonry but all other structural elements were made from softwood. We designed and detailed all the timber walls, floors, posts and roof so that the joiners could make everything in a workshop and then bring it to site as a kit of parts. This improved the overall build quality and the programme.