Timber engineers for traditional green oak frame, Pegden Lodge, Scaynes Hill

McCarey Simmonds, specialist timber engineers, are designing a new house to be build of green oak in the style of a 16th Century ‘Wealden Hall House’.This is a type of vernacular medieval timber-framed yeoman’s house traditional in the south east of England. The aim is to satisfy Code for Sustainable Homes level 5.

When complete the building will be very similar to the Alfriston Clergy House below.

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The client, Peter Mahon is actively involved in the build process having set-up a Woodmizer sawmill to facilitate the milling of 500 tons of FSC English oak . Nick Caine of Thomlinson & Cain is the Master Carpenter crafting and erecting the oak frames on site with the whole process being Project Managed by the guiding hand of Alan Deane of AD Construction.

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The house which has a full plan basement will be lime rendered externally to complete the traditional look.

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