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Oak Framed Canopy

Updated: Nov 15, 2018

The Brief

To purpose build an oak framed canopy onto an existing orangery in Goodworth Clatford. The existing orangery was 8 years old with a "warm roof over"

Warm roofs are very effective at giving a good level of insulation while eliminating the risk of condensation but it is usually necessary to build quite a heavy fascia system to cover the build up. There were also some large steels under an existing lantern which resulted in a large upstand beneath the cill section of the lantern.

We were asked to come up with a design that would compliment the existing orangery but hide the heavy fascia and lower section of the lantern from outside and ensure that the new structure was not seen from the bedroom windows above or when in the kitchen looking up through the lantern.

We designed an oak framed canopy covered in clay tiles, gained planning permission and built it in summer of 2018 as shown in photos.

Day 1 - Existing orangery in Goodworth Clatford.

Fascia and soffit removed and purpose built oak frame being erected.

Oak frame partially built as viewed from inside prior to the roof being installed.

This joint is called a scarf joint with a draw bore tenon going through. The curved timbers are called knee braces.

Softwood roof is now pitched and ready to tile.

This photo shows how involved the roof was. Sometimes the smaller roofs are more tricky than the larger ones. We trimmed back the existing flat roof in order to lay the new one on top.

Tiling well underway with lead lined outlets in place to take surface water off of existing flat roof.

Clay tiles being used.

Roof nearly finished and looking good with clay bonnets being used.

The finished job.


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