New Extension on Existing Listed Property

New Extension on Existing Listed Property

We are very pleased to have supplied engineering services for this elegant design by Gorniak and Mckechnie architects. Built by Cubitt Theobold, this single storey extension to a Listed dwelling in Woodbridge, provides light-filled accommodation to the new dining space created.

The Challenges

The project was not without challenges, however, having to overcome underground obstructions; leaning perimeter walls; complications with the existing timber frame and temporary support to a substantial chimney. We designed a lightweight, small section steel frame, hidden within the structural wall and roof fabric, to frame the glazed roof-light and to support the canopy above the bi-fold doors.

The tour-de-force however, is the timber cladding, which seamlessly obscures an external door and continues internally, blurring the relationship between inside and outside.