Timber Frame Structures Hampshire

Gratton Close

Timber Frame Structures – In October 2012, Horton barns bought a plot of land. The site was located near Gratton Close, in the quaint village of Sutton Scotney nr. Winchester. There was no planning permission active on the site, but Horton Barns had bought it with the intentions of being able to get planning on the site, for a series of houses. The team applied for planning permission in November 2012, with the aim of starting some when in early 2013. By January 2013, the application had been approved, which meant work could commence on site.

The plan was for two homes to be constructed. One was to be a 2 bedroom town house, and the other was a 3 bedroom town house. The design was fairly similar throughout them, with small details changed. This gave the homes individuality and also helped them to stay fitting to the traditional layout of the existing houses. Both houses featured bespoke oak porches and oak framed doors. PVC Windows would complement the house, as these were regulation to the planning as they had to be fitting with the local area.

Once the build had commenced, the team worked hard through the winter. Snow and ice made laying the foundations a strong challenge, but didn’t slow them down more than scheduled. By March 2013, the timber frame was getting erected. Having been pre-fabricated in the workshop, the panels were transported to site and hoisted into place. All timber framed panels were erected in less than 3 days.  During the summer months the build was carried on. The installation of all windows and doors, and then the bespoke oak porches would come next. By September 2013, the build had been completed. The two homes were then advertised by an estate agent who sold them both in a few weeks.

Timber Frame Structures Hampshire | Horton Barns

Timber is a natural product, which is recyclable and biodegradable. Timber requires significantly less energy to produce than that of a steel or concrete substance. This renewable resource gives more efficient thermal values as opposed to a standard ‘brick and block’ house, making it easier and cheaper to produce as well as heating the property.

Horton Barns offer flexible design packages, allowing you to incorporate you own ideas into the build. Our team can supply pre-fabricated timber frame panels for your self-build, or we can project manage and foresee the build from phase 1 all-the-way to the end of the project. All timber framed panels are constructed at our main workshop, to the exact measurements laid out. Panels can take a variety of styles and construction methods, allowing for user defined thermal values (u-values), to suit your various requirements.

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