Contemporary Alterations and Extension in Wotton under Edge

Contemporary Alterations and Extension in Wotton under Edge

We have been working on this contemporary make over of this house in Wotton under Edge. It has been a complete transformation of a house with extensions on three sides. There was a substantial part of the original rear wall removed to create a light filled room.

 
Further information can be found at the following link Parklands, Wotton under Edge

Designer: Oasys Property Solutions
Contractor: JAS Building Services

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Job Description:

Due to an expanding workload, we are recruiting a structural engineer.  The candidate must have an interest in designing in all materials and exhibit an ability to think through a problem and determine an appropriate solution.  This could be a graduate, chartered or senior engineer.

Location:

At our office in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire.

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Bouncy floors and notched joists

Bouncy floors can be a problem in older houses. Over the lifetime of a building, the services such as plumbing and electrics can be replaced a number of times.  If the positioning of notches and holes is not controlled then you can end up with quite bouncy floors, as was the case with this one.

These notches (top and bottom of the joist) were at the mid span. This had significantly reduced the load capacity and led to all the furniture wobbling when you walked through the room.

Joist notch bouncy floor
Joist notched top and bottom

Raising the roof with timber and plywood trusses

Extensive alterations are being carried out to this bungalow in Stroud by removing the original roof and forming a new roof that will allow additional rooms.  Due to the configuration of stairs and windows, there was no room for standard attic trusses so all of the new trusses are formed on site with timber and plywood glued and screwed together.

Architect: Design Farm Architects

Contractor: James Bowers Building Company

New roof
New roof

Roof Structure
New roof structure

Roof Alterations
Raising the roof

Alterations to a house in Stroud

Working with Jagged Edge Design we have been carrying out the structural design, with alterations to a bungalow, removing the roof and adding a new first floor.  The new first floor structure is in timber frame to reduce the additional weight.  The works were being carried out by Inspired Build.

Progress Photographs

Canopy over the building
Canopy covering the building

New joists and alterations to the roof
Roof removed and new joists being installed

New joists forming a cantilever
Cantilever joists supporting projecting window