Chert and Lias Stone Cottage

This is the new oak truss waiting to be installed in the roof. The joints are pegged for a traditional approach to the design.

The new walls are 600mm thick in order to have structurally stable stonework, and 100mm of insulation. Dressed Limestone cill pieces have been chosen to complement the Chert , which is the creamy coloured local stone which is being used. The stone choice is an exact match to the existing cottage and the local authority Conservation Officer was consulted on site when deciding final details.

There are several weird and wonderful angles to this building. The whole extension is on a steep slope which has meant steps have been used inside to allow the roof to step down, complementing its setting.