Designing an oak framed building
To extend an existing property is in many ways more challenging than designing a freestanding building. The key to a successful design is complementary contrast. This means the frame is not attempting the mimic the existing frame but complement it.
The use of traditional materials will connect the structures while the design should distinguish the extension from the existing property. Modern materials and methods of employing them can create a striking contrast to traditional elements such as the frame, stonework and lead work.