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Regional finalist for LABC Building Excellence Award 2017, this Turnkey solution was carried out by SilvaFrame’s partner company SC4 Carpenters Ltd in just 20 weeks from completion of groundworks.

The brief for this “grand design” was to create an energy efficient modern home that echoed the original 1930s cedar-clad house, offering extensive views in this area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB).

In a glowing testimonial, the clients explained We were able to move back in within 10 months of the demolition of the old house. Designed to fit the original footprint and keeping the main features, including basement and attic, we felt at home at once and continue to appreciate all the energy saving benefits.

Demolition and groundworks commenced in October 2014 with the timber frame structure being delivered in March 2015. The main structure was erected in one day, and watertight within a couple of weeks, enabling the owners to move in by August 2015.

Services include all aspects of the build including the design, planning consent, demolition and construction, carrying out the:

  • timberframe erect, carpentry and roofing
  • kitchen and window fitting
  • decoration

as well as managing the demolition, ground works, mechancial, electrical and heating works, including photovoltaics and a pellet-based biomass boiler feeding under floor heating.

The installation included, all to a very high standard of finish:

  • Timber frame construction over an insulated concrete form (ICF) basement
  • Western Red Cedar cladding
  • Green oak feature truss
  • Aluminum faced wooden windows upto 4m wide facilitating solar gain
  • 3 master bedrooms over two floors with ensuites and sliding glass doors leading onto terrace/veranda
  • 2 further bedrooms and family bathroom
  • Galleried attic room with hidden flat roof
  • Main living room with vaulted ceiling and wood-burning stove
  • Large kitchen-diner suited to needs of a four-generation house opening onto a glass roofed terrace and deck.
  • 40 kW wood pellet boiler and external 3.5t pellet hopper
  • 22-zone underfloor heating system
  • 4 kW PV (16 solar panels)

Follow the links below for more information:

https://silvaframe.worldsecuresystems.com/project/winchcombe-cottage

https://silvaframe.worldsecuresystems.com/service/supporting-self-build

http://www.silvaframe.co.uk/service/High-Speed-Construction

http://www.silvaframe.co.uk/projects

Local craftsmen you can trust to deliver

SilvaFrame Structures Ltd is an independent local company run by experienced, qualified professional carpenters. The company takes pride in providing high-quality, sustainable timber frame services at competitive prices.

SilvaFrame’s timber frame structures are designed and manufactured by us at our factory in Southampton. The SilvaFrame team has experience working on successful timber frame projects in Southampton, Portsmouth, Chichester, Poole, Basingstoke, Andover, Winchester and across the South of England in Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, Wiltshire, West Berkshire and beyond.

SilvaFrame’s focus on delivering fast and reliable timber frame services in the local area means we are able to:

  • pay attention to detail
  • work closely with customers
  • deliver complete bespoke solutions to our clients

SilvaFrame Structures Ltd is a member of the Structural Timber Association (STA), providing a level of assurance to our clients that we are committed to a high standard of professional skill, whilst serving to provide a sound technical backing when we design, manufacture and install our bespoke timber frame kits.

The SilvaFrame vision for timber frame

At SilvaFrame we believe we can make a real difference to the timber frame industry by paying attention to detail and offering an “erector friendly” package.

SilvaFrame Structures’s complete timber frame service is ideally suited to:

  • small housing developments
  • self-build
  • bungalow bumps
  • schools
  • offices
  • outbuildings and much more.

SilvaFrame also designs and builds attractive feature trusses – exposed roof trusses that offer a cost-effective way to add an eye-catching architectural feature to an interior space in contemporary buildings.

SilvaFrame – a fresh approach

SilvaFrame, has a different, collaborative approach and perspective to most other other timber frame companies. The company has been developed from experience gained on site in erecting and completing timber framed structures.

We believe this gives SilvaFrame a better insight into how our bespoke timber frame kit goes together, and has allowed us to introduce innovations and improved workflows to help improve value-for-money and performance, and better meet the requirements of clients, particularly property developers and self-builders.

In particular, SilvaFrame focuses on quality, attention to detail and speed of construction, offering an end-to-end service where quality is controlled from design to construction, and the process is fully integrated from start to finish. This enables our clients benefit from our design features that enable following trades to rapidly progress their work

At SilvaFrame, each project is treated individually, enabling us to tailor our services to your precise needs, which in turn speeds up the construction process and ensures a better end result. SilvaFrame pays particular attention to handing over a completed package.