Surrey Hills AONB, a charming extension adorns the main farmhouse with an
octagonal dining bay showcased here. The distinctive Sirlian Floor is revealed,
its beams strategically arranged for extended spans using Renaissance-era
techniques. This floor and the upper plate form a girder truss, bolstering the
load-bearing capability for both floors and the roof, highlighted by a King
post bolt. Abundant natural light permeates through three large roof lights.
The open plan living area, connecting lounge, dining, and kitchen spaces,
unfolds from the main hall’s perspective. The extension introduces a spare
bedroom with an elegant Arched Collar Braced Truss and a framing-integrated
rectangular bay window. Octagon elevations combine brick and glass infill panels,
creatively formed by pentagonal corner posts to facilitate angular joints. The
master bedroom offers captivating farmland views, featuring a roof adorned with
intricate primary and secondary rafters, united by an octagonal boss.
Architect: Stedman Blower Architects
Builder: MJL Construction