Case Studies

In the frame

If you’re thinking about putting an extension on your home, or even if you’re thinking about building a new home from scratch, in considering the look and feel of the place, it’s hugely important to consider the materials you might wish to use. Oak frames have been used in house building for centuries and they last for centuries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denerigg Home Extension

How do you create a home extension with its own distinct identity which utilises new techniques while complementing the existing property?

A new Douglas fir-framed structure was designed to connect to the old house making an open-plan family room and kitchen linking to the deck and garden beyond.

An Article by Lynn Stewart from the Toun Cryer Magazine investigates how Alba Green Oak Frames helped bring this about

 

 

 

 

 

Cutting-edge design with traditional construction techniques

Marcus and Sally  were looking for a strong emphasis on traditional materials with a modern twist for their project at Witch Wood just outside Peebles.  Taken from an Article in the Toun Cryer Magazine,  Lynn Stewart investigates.

“Jack and Luke are Alba Green Oak Frames. They live and breath it and are true craftsmen.”

 

 

 

 

 

A Sunroom and a porch in Lothian

The house is a family home on large plot near Dunbar in East Lothian. it was originally part of an old mill probably built around the early 19th century and possibly earlier, the working mill buildings were removed and the mill race covered some time ago and old maps are the only record of how it once looked.

The house had been extended previously and a timber frame entrance porch and a PVC conservatory had also been added. The design concept was to make new additions to the house using glazed oak frames. Using oak frames would visually link the extensions and enhance the character of the house.

 

 

 

 

 

Old meets new – Arts and crafts meets oak

The existing house is in the arts and crafts style with brick/stone facades a slate roof finish, and timber detailing to the verges and eaves. The house is more or less in its original condition and it sits in a lovely setting with a very well kept walled garden.

The brief was to provide a space linked to the existing kitchen with good natural lighting that could be used all year round for eating, relaxing and also be used as a studio space.

An Article by Lynn Stewart from the Toun Cryer Magazine investigates how the oak structure provdes a space with good natural lighting, can  be used all year round for eating, relaxing and also be used as a studio space.

 

 

 

 

 

if you are considering an oak frame 

 

we’re happy to help