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Lakeland Farmhouse, Cumbria

Award winning contemporary extension to traditional Cumbrian farmhouse.

Location: Cumbria

Completed: 2016

Features: A hybrid frame of oak with traditional pegged jointing alongside stainless steel bracing. Concealed steel floor structure supported by oak posts.

Requirements: Multi level flowing spaces that engage with the ever changing external landscape.

Architect: Architecture 519

Award: LABC Award for Best Extension in the Northern Region.

A highly technical frame achieved through combined expertise

Designed to offer large clear spaces with expansive glazing offering stunning views over the ever changing landscape.

A sizeable extension to a Cumbrian Farmhouse which retains traditional framing features while complementing a contemporary theme. The open spaces of the barn engage with the changing landscape. The substantial glazed panels offer extensive views across the ever changing Cumbrian countryside.

The notably clean design provided many challenges. Extensive research and development took place in the design phase to make this possible. Steel floor beams are housed to the oak posts to remove the need for larger visible oak floor beams. This allowed for the specified ceiling height and clean plaster finish.

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