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

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

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

Retaining Wall in progress at Eastcombe, Stroud

retaining wall
Retaining walls in Eastcombe, Stroud

Retaining wall
Retaining Wall










Progress in Eastcombe, Stroud with the construction of large retaining walls.  The walls are on a steeply sloping site with the lower level  incorporated into an extension to a house and the upper level forming a terrace accessed from the new first floor.  Constructed from Stepoc hollow blocks with reinforcement they can be installed quickly without the need for shuttering.

The architect is Design for Living and the contractor is InShape Stroud.