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Jon Vernon's



Started in the spring of 2006 with the milling of Jon's own

oak trees , the design of the extension at Butlers Farm evolved

from drawings by Juliane Montgomery. The brief was to make

an upper storey on an existing stone single storey building




This is what came out of it. Jon and bisi wanted a first floor

verandah with an open space below. All the sawing and

framing was done on site. The sense of humour and food

were both of a very high standard.


We raised the building with my unimog, which I also use for loading

the sawmill.



This is a balcony H frame being lifted into position. Jon is here

pictured well away from the disaster zone, a position in which

he very rarely remained.



Happy customer



The finished article; clad in local western red cedar, a durable and affordable cladding material, and tiled in red clays to match the original building.



Jon decided to go for glazing at both ends of the extension, to show the trusses from inside and out and let a considerable light in.



Inside jon and bisi wanted to show as much of the structural frame as possible, so they've plastered between the braces and rafters.






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