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
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.
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.