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The client’s dream home was an oak framed house, typical of the area and incorporating period features. To turn this into a reality, we extensively transformed the existing house to create an additional master suite, new living room and open plan kitchen.  


  • Location: Leicestershire
  • Sector: Residential Extensions and Renovations
  • Client: Private Client


ProCon Awards 2018 – Finalist

LABC Regional Awards 2018 – Finalist

Charnwood Design Awards 2019 – Finalist

LJCC Merit Award for Craftsmanship 2018

Extensive remodelling and extensions to an existing 1970’s house to create a bespoke Tudor period style home, sympathetic to the Charnwood Forest setting.


The client was keen to retain and convert the existing building rather than a complete rebuild. Being sympathetic to the local area was key for both the planners and the homeowner. This was reflected through the desire to include traditional local materials and specialist oak frame construction 


To reflect the historic nature of Charnwood Forest and its surrounding areas, extensive structural oak framing features in the new build extensions.

As the dominant design material throughout, we worked closely with specialist oak frame construction experts, Oakwrights, to ensure a millimetre perfect fit, which was crucial to the success of the project. 

Innovative thinking was required in the designing stages to ensure the oak frame designs would work in practice with all other aspects of the house. This meant meticulous planning and attention to detail at all times.  

Local materials were used wherever possible such as Swithland slate for an internal feature wall. Traditional craft techniques have been used outside with herringbone brickwork panels, lime render and oak framing.  

Internally, the layout and design of the new home allows for a free flow through the spaces, offering connection with each other and the gardens. 


  • Architects: HSSP
  • Engineers: Diamond Wood & Shaw Limited 
  • Principle Contractor:  Solus Homes Limited 
  • Oak Frame Specialists: Oakwrights