Oak Cruck Frame Conservatory, Sheffield

Just finished a conservatory for local private customer, a stones throw from our workshop. After much discussion and sharing of images we chose a cruck design which mirrored the detail in the windows of her very old and quite dark farmhouse. The conservatory replaces a plastic one which was past its best and we are sure the new one will become her main dwelling space, particularly as it opens south into the lovely garden.

The frame is all green oak, traditionally jointed, on top of dwarf brick walls. Double argon filled glazing with kiln dry oak cover boards are used for windows, following the shape of the frame. The roof has 150mm insulation and slates to finish. Oak doors and windows made by a local friend of ours John Vardy.