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The Westwoods, Cotswolds

Taylor Lane Timber Frame supplied and erected timber frames for 35 houses on a development by Freeman Homes, a division of Gloucestershire construction company, MF Freeman.

Situated on the eastern fringe of Northleach in the Cotswolds, The Westwoods development offers generous three- and four-bedroom homes designed by Bristol-based architects, Nash Partnership.

With multiple plans and elevations, the houses are all slightly different, whether that’s a window position or the orientation of the garden, offering homeowners a flexible interior layout with a range of bedroom sizes and room configuration.

Built using our 140mm timber frame system with 100mm insulation, the houses achieve a U-value of 0.19W/m2K.

In keeping with the local vernacular, the houses include Cotswold stone detailing, slate roofs, chimneys and timber windows.

Chimney Challenge

The glass reinforced plastic (GRP) chimneys presented a design and install challenge as the roof designs required a box girder to span the length of the units while accommodating a live flue.

Taylor Lane roof designer, Sebastian Lewis solved the issue by maintaining the central position of the box girder but dropping it to one metre high so that there was room to angle the flue over top.

Joss Davies-Wood, senior timber frame designer at Taylor Lane comments:

“The Cotswold stone cladding also meant that the GRP chimneys had to sit out over the cavity to allow them to line up with the external face of the stone.  This meant not only avoiding the box girders with flue runs but also taking sections out of the gable panels and reinforcing the gable ladders.”

Taylor Lane also supported Freeman Homes with remedial work including changes in engineering, altering rooflight sizes and repositioning of doors, for example.

Testimonials

Taylor Lane Services

"We have had a very good experience with Taylor Lane, with great service from start to finish. We especially enjoyed the tour of the professional factory."

5/ 5 Stars

"Taylor Lane were key to the design process. They do all the engineering calculations...and tell you if something’s possible or not, calculate the truss requirements etc. "

5/ 5 Stars

"We have a long history with Taylor Lane. They have worked with Lovell and been part of our supply chain for well over 15 years, that I know to. When I have visited Hereford (on a number of occasions), it’s a welcoming business that’s open, honest and transparent on all matters commercial, design, technical. We quickly derived confidence that they were the right choice for us...and that’s been vindicated by performance onsite thereafter."

5/ 5 Stars

"We had worked with them [Taylor Lane] previously and were happy to continue that relationship knowing the quality of the frame and the service that we would receive."

5/ 5 Stars
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