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Extensions to each end create a simple Welsh long house. White paint marks the form of the original cottage.
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The cottage sits by a ford to the stream & next to the ruins of a 15th century mill.
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A large glazed oak slider & screen opens to the south facing terrace.
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Side hung oak windows & shutters open to a view of Table Top mountain.
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A new oak screen, columns & beams & a new stair were woven into the existing stone fabric.
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The screen is built of naturally air-dried oak.
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Traditional oak casement windows slide into wall pockets behind the shutters.
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Underfloor heating pipes in the concrete slab dry muddy boots. The ceiling is made of a lattice of oak joists.
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Shelving and storage is integrated into the structure and stair.
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Expressed stud work & painted top hung shutter to the toilet.
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Shelves are formed from the oak stud work in the partition walls.
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The new oak structure, stair & partitions blend with retained stone work, floorboards & roof structure.
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The existing oak roof construction is fully expressed by building a new, separate and fully insulated roof structure over.
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The junction between the old & new construction is marked by the end of the oak roof structure.
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Vertical window divisions are simplified & glazing increased by staggering the sashes & overlapping the meeting stiles.
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Lime wash marks the old stonework & reused stone.
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