Old Four Row

Small Project

Architect: Daykin Marshall Studio

Structural Engineer: Momentum Consulting Engineers

Main Contractor: D Hatcher & Sons with Carre Heritage

Joinery Company: Cowley Timber & Partners  

Wood Supplier: Cowley Timber & Partners

Species: Oak (France & Europe) – FSC

Location: Nocton, Lincolnshire

‘A 21st-century mini medieval timber hall’, this Oak frame extension to a listed building in a quiet Lincolnshire village complements the stone gables of the original 1860s design.

The extension is like a timber ‘piece of furniture’, it provides a place to dine while enjoying the garden. The new oak frame references Tudor Bay windows seen on medieval houses in nearby Lincoln and was inspired by the 1599 timber façade of Sir Paul Pindar’s house on display in the V&A museum. Triple glazing and underfloor heating make the cottage both cosy and sustainable.

The oak frame itself is exposed inside and out and was precision cut from a 3D model using CNC technology. This defining element was made in close collaboration with Cowley Timber, a firm local to the site with a national reputation for beautiful wooden structures. All structural elements, including the roof deck ceiling, stair cladding and doors, are made from glulam oak.