Building your conservatory with an Oak frame may be more expensive than using conventional uPVC, but the result will be incomparably better, lift the external appearance of your building and be sympathetic to a listed or historic building.
The majority are not large spaces but they punch well above their size and allow light to flood into the building, whilst offering views to the garden. At Stanmore Lane careful consideration was given to the extent of the glazing, so as to obscure the neighbouring property, whilst getting light into the building and offering views and access to the rear garden.
The key to getting this type of building to work is to pay attention to the glazing detailing. All of the examples seen here use a system of ‘Direct Glazing’ which involves clamping the glazing and joinery units to the outside face of the Oak frame with air-dried oak cappings, which is a time proven system. As a consequence of the growth of interest in Oak framing, a whole industry has grown around companies like ours, able to provide a specialist glazing package to supply and install. They can be found on our links page. As you would expect our frames use best quality Oak in order to minimize any defects which may adversely affect the glazing.
To make a useable and comfortable room all year round, controlling the temperatures will be vital. We advocate careful thought as to how elements of solid roofing or walls might combine with the glazing, so as to allow a good level of insulation and to offset the lower thermal performance of the glazed areas. One such successful project is The Stables.
"We wanted to write to you to express our profound gratitude for the excellent work you have done on our building scheme. It cannot have been easy to pick up the project from another architect when there were still a number of issues unresolved, but you have done so brilliantly and remained calm throughout, even at fraught times. We really do appreciate that you have gone the extra mile for us. We have all enjoyed working with you and have been so impressed with the quality of your work."Alastair, The Early Years Project
"Thank you for the frame that you have just finished at Rogate. It was a miserable wet day, yesterday and John and team carried on regardless. We are delighted with the overall look and also the mouldings to the members. As usual, the frame was millimetre accurate and will be easy to take forward to complete the building."Bob, Trembath Associates
"Thanks for the excellent job which has just been completed on the Oak Frame extension to the above property. Not only is the quality of the work faultless, it is a true work of art, which will bring endless enjoyment to me and my wife. The end result has surpassed our wildest expectations."Ray Nicolaides
"I wanted to drop you a quick note to show my appreciation for your guys efforts today; they were a pleasure to have around the house and worked hard to get the frame up today."Paul, Contracts Manager
"Just to say that it looks fabulous, and all who survey it are wonder-struck. Best wishes and many thanks to you all."Simon, National Trust