Doiley Bottom Hurstbourne Tarrant - 17/06/2011
Client: Mr and Mrs Cornett
This traditionally designed new dwelling included an extensive basement construction and living accommodation on three further floors including the ample loft space. An adjacent Annexe area; accessed via a part glazed link; was to comprise living accommodation at ground floor and within the roof space at first floor only.
The basement was designed in cavity reinforced masonry with an integral reinforced concrete slab. Close liaison with the Architect was required to ensure that the design was suitably waterproofed, and that the required thermal performance was achieved. The traditional strip footings to the adjacent Annexe required careful attention where they approached the deeper basement construction and a stepped foundation design was required.
Above ground, the building structure consisted predominantly of traditional brick and flint panels with a clay tiled roof. Extensive steelwork design was required in order to support the concrete beam and block floors to each of the upper levels, as each floor demonstrated a layout distinct from the level below it.
The main roof comprised a flat roof sat atop a clay tiled pitched roof, with living accommodation within the loft space. With various dormers, roof lanterns to both the main roof and link and spans in excess of 10 metres, the structure required an intricate design involving both traditional timber-cut roof elements and sizeable cranked steel supports. The roof to the Annexe area was to be vaulted, requiring the design of a traditional oak kingpost truss and purlins; all left exposed for architectural impact.