Mr Shaw- First Floor Extension
Mr Shaw's project was a 1960's timber frame dormer bungalow that had been cedar cladded and had a cedar shingle roof. The specification for his project was to increase the living space in the upstairs section of the bungalow by raising the ridge height at both sides of the bungalow. On Sms Timber Frames arrival, we first of all fitted the new floor structure to one side of the bungalow, saving the floors below and decked the floor structure where possible with the roof still intact. Sms Timber Frame then stripped the roof of the bungalow progressively and completed the floor structure ensuring it was fully decked and made as water tight as possible. The first dormer extension could now be constructed.
The timber frame panels and the roof structure are erected along with the Douglas Fir feature work posts. The dormers are then fitted and the roof has sarkin applied to enhance the structures strength.
With the timber frame element of the first dormer bungalow complete, the other side of the bungalow is now prepped for the same work, and the second extension commences.
The roof structure was achieved with the use of two steel purlins, this allowed our client to gain the ridge size and dormer space he required.
The stripping down of the second part of the roof is now complete with the floor structure completed. The timber frame panels are now craned onto the new floor and erected as per the drawings.
The second phase of the project is completed and sarkin is applied as on the first phase, the central of the house is now converted into a balcony area to render the job completed.
The project is now completed. The flexibility of timber frame allowed Mr Shaw to produce exactly what he had in mind for his project. He was delighted with the end result.
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