Domestic Projects; Venn Farm. Structural design of timber frame extension

Design Engineer; Ben Jackson BSc (Hons)

Foulkes Jackson Fewings undertook the full structural design for the contemporary larch timber frame extension at Venn Farm. Working closely with the appointed Architects, our design remit included the full structural specification for the project. Careful design of the buildings foundations, homogeneous reinforced cast concrete plinth, structural steel racking shoes, internal composite floor deck allowing for professional level sound proof detailing and the cantilevered timber roof structure.

The design of the steel racking shoes allowed for full glazed elevations without adversely compromising the aesthetic of the project whilst providing lateral restraint to the superstructure frame. Much of the roof structure was designed to assure symmetrical alignment with vertical framing fins on the front elevation.

Finished to an extremely high standard by the contract team, the building stands out as a beautifully designed and built contemporary structure which sits perfectly in its rural country surroundings.

Architects; Feilden Fowles
Clients; Venn Farm
Carpenters; Emanuel Hendry
Principle contractor; Shires Construction