Below is a sequence of images showing how a locally commissioned Porch with 'Ashlar' stone columns was built to completion.
The stone columns were made and finished locally using Guiting Stone, the oak lintel sections and ring beams were also from a local timber merchants and the roof section was finished with 'Bradstone Cotswold Slate' tiles.
Indian stone was used for the flagstone base and aluminium guttering and downs-pouting was used to match existing rain-water goods.
This small extension that the client describes as a garden room was constructed in a free space between an existing garage and the rear corner of the main house. This was a conventional build in terms of foundations and footings etc and the bespoke hardwood frame was spray finished and the building topped with a single pitch roof encorparating a large triple Velux combination.
This single storey extension comprises of a utility room and extended hallway area and has been constructed to match existing finishes and details.
The rendered blockwork shell, supports a lean-to roof section which incorporates an interesting internal ceiling detail and is well-lit internally by wall washing low energy lighting.
A Velux roof light and internal opening produces good natural lighting and the substantial under floor and roof insulation ensure reduced heating costs whilst complying with the latest building regulations.
In this example the requirement was for a decorative wall facing to enhance an existing featureless rendered block retaining wall.
Walling stone from a nearby quarry was constructed on the face side of the existing wall and a low section of wall was constructed above the secondary/driveway level and topped with stone to produce the appearance of a dwarf wall from the top view. The full height side of the wall is seen from the lower level.