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Oak Roof
Reconstruction

Mr and Mrs Butterfield

Orangeries & Conservatories Inspiration

Residential Project

Centuries-old techniques

Mr and Mrs Butterfield were naturally devastated when their 250-year-old home, Wolfstone Heights Farm, with its exposed ancient oak roof beams, was badly damaged by a fire
But highly-regarded local architects One 17 Design asked us to work with them in sourcing original oak beams and then, using centuries-old techniques, rebuild the lovely house.
This was obviously a very challenging and rewarding project for all involved and it gave us the opportunity to transform other areas within the farm.
A delighted Mr and Mrs Butterfield havenow written such a thorough testimonial that we’ll let them tell their story:

“After a major fire at Wolfstone Heights Farm we needed a company to reconstruct all of the exposed oak roof structure that formed a major feature of the oldest part of our 250-year-old home.

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“We wanted to replicate in every detail what existed originally”

including sourcing 250-year-old oak beams to ensure the whole structure was remanufactured in the original way and installed as part of the house rebuild, using only a series of photographs as reference.

 

“My wife and I, together with our very demanding architect, entrusted Paul and his team from Paragon Oak to bring this project to life.

 

“They could not have done more to make this happen – sourcing the perfect timber, recreating the beams and reintroducing manufacturing techniques that no longer exist to ensure every detail was completely perfect and an exact recreation of a 250-year-old structure.

 

“AS PART OF EXTENDING WOLFSTONE HEIGHTS FARM, MY WIFE AND I WANTED TO CREATE A TRADITIONAL-LOOKING GARDEN ROOM THAT WOULD BLEND IN WITH THE AGE AND CHARACTER OF THE HOUSE. WE DIDN’T WANT ANYTHING ‘OFF THE SHELF’ OR STANDARD, BUT AT THE SAME TIME DIDN’T KNOW WHAT COULD BE ACHIEVED OR UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS POSSIBLE."

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“Paul and the Paragon Oak team listened to the initial brief in terms of character and the required use of traditional oak and then brought to life a custom design that we could understand.
“They helped us visualise what could be achieved in blending natural oak, stone slates and glass, while incorporating really exciting lighting effects and an interior that completely integrated with the overall feel of the house.

“We are absolutely delighted with the end result and, just as importantly, with the care and attention Paul and team put into making this challenging project come together in a quite demanding timescale.

“We recommend that anyone undertaking this type of work comes and looks at what Paragon Oak have achieved for us”.

Mr and Mrs Butterfield

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“We have had our oak frame garage, wood store and carport for six months now and would just like to let you know how delighted we are, not only with the actual building but with the whole experience from your initial site visit to the professional manner your guys handled the build. Nothing was too much trouble.”

Richard Preston

Four Bay Oak Framed Garage

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