Listed building extension, Suffolk

Listed building extension, Suffolk

This glulam-framed extension provides a new kitchen to a Grade II listed building in Suffolk with a fascinating history.

Built using a combination of off-site manufacturing and site construction by a highly skilled team, the exposed timber frame of the listed building extension supports an asymmetric standing seam zinc roof and bespoke glazing. The external walls are finished in handmade brick slips in a mix of stretcher and herringbone bond.

The new kitchen is flooded with natural light from the bespoke windows and skylight, and is orientated for views out to the mature walled garden. Glazed sliding doors open out onto the limestone paved terrace, providing level access from the garden to the kitchen, through to the dining room within the main house. The bespoke shaped skylight positioned above the internal doorway brings light into the previously dark dining room.

The listed building is formed of several timber framed bays ranging from 15th-17th century in origin, behind a Georgian red brick facade. The differing structures tell the building’s history through its expansion and alteration, of which the new glulam structure is the latest chapter. This project was Highly Commended at the RIBA Suffolk Design Awards 2022.

You can read our thoughts on the pros and cons of off-site manufacturing in this blog post and also check out another exposed frame extension here.

Photos by Anthony Cullen Photography
Main contractor: RC Mumford
Structural Engineer: Superstructures

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