Oak Frame Buildings Hampshire

Hundred Acre

Oak Frame Buildings Hampshire – In early 2017, Horton Barns were contacted by a private client. They lived in a small rural village, Hundred Acres, on the outskirts of Wickham. The couple wanted the company to build a large 2 bay garage, with a workshop to one side and a log store to the other side. And also to have amenities in place to have an office on the first floor to which they could work, or turn into more accommodation etc.

The building was to be made from a large oak frame. This would be made off-site in the Horton Barns Workshop and then transported for final assembly on site in Wickham. With other 50 bespoke made oak components, this was set to be a large job for the team. Work on the site commenced in March 2017. Initial groundwork was undertaken, to create the base for the building. With the site being located on a slope, the left hand bay was actually built 300mm lower than the rest to follow the line of the slope.

A concrete slab would be the next phase, which would really start to show the couple a true reflection of the amount of space this building was going to take up. Whilst this was being undergone, work on the timber frame panels was also underway. Having the oak frame erected into place, the timber frame panels were then aligned accordingly to give the structure of the walls for the building.

The buildings structure wasn’t made complete without its final component, the roof. Horton Barns built and fabricated the roof on site, whilst up on top of the building, as each component was slightly different than the last. Erected in under a day, the main rafters gave a true sense of the scale of this ‘garage’. Having completed the structure of the building, all was left to do was clad the walls in a stained softwood weatherboarding, and to install the oak windows and doors, to complete the build.

Wickham is a small village and civil parish in Hampshire, England, about three miles north of Fareham. At the 2001 census, it had a population of 4,816, falling to 4,299 at the 2011 Census. Wickham has a wide and well-proportioned square lined with historic buildings and is designated a conservation area.

It was the fording place of the River Meon on the Roman road between Noviomagus Regnorum (Chichester) and Venta Belgarum (Winchester), and the inferred divergent point of the route to Clausentum (Bitterne). The Roman road from Wickham to Chichester is still followed today by local roads, passing behind Portsdown Hill to the north of Portsmouth Harbour and then onwards via Havant. In contrast, the route to Winchester is mostly likely lost through neglect in the Dark Ages, before present field patterns emerged.

Oak Frame Buildings Hampshire

Horton Barns offers a personal service, getting to know their customers, whether through a full project or meeting a smaller need. Whilst our architectural services mean we can supply detailed drawings showing elevations, plans, sections and specifications which can be used for making a planning application. We are happy to undertake your planning application or work alongside your own architect.

Horton Barns has a long history of manufacturing and building quality oak-framed structures ranging from garages, garden rooms to complete houses. Over the last ten years Horton Barns has built a reputation for delivering competitive quality timber frame houses using our large workshop facilities to manufacture the timber frame panels before delivery to site. Timber Frame is the most widely-used structural building method in the world, highly-insulated building solution, giving a fast, eco-friendly construction. We can project manage your build from start to finish, supplying the whole package from the groundwork to roof tiling. Also we can complete the internal finishing. This way we are able to ensure that the work has been carried out to the highest possible quality levels.

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