Two new homes in Langport are nearing completion. Designed by Duncan Pyle, these contemporary dwellings are situated on the edge of this popular town.
The three-storey steel frame for these newbuilds was fabricated and cut to the correct length offsite. The steels were assembled and welded/bolted on site to build the final structure. Steel frame construction is considered a suitable option for constructing taller buildings due to its strength, low weight, speed of construction, and large-span construction capability.
The modern design makes the most of the location, with large windows and balconies. The buildings’ large windows frame stunning views over the Somerset Levels and ensure that each floor is flooded with daylight. Surrounded by green open space, these modern homes are light and airy. The large private balconies make the most of the location, which offers far-reaching views over the River Parrett. These two newbuilds are situated in a tucked-away position yet close to all local amenities and only a short walk from Langport’s bustling high street.
The O2i Design team have just secured Planning and Listed Building Consent for a truly historic farm.
The project is based within the curtilage of a 15th Century Manor Farmhouse and a Grade I listed building. Dendrochronology* experts have dated timbers on-site between 1238 and 1411, making this one of the oldest buildings we have ever worked on.
Our client commissioned the O2i Design team to help create a new home in an existing and dilapidated barn. You can imagine our excitement, which means that the next generation of farmers has somewhere to live on site.
*Dendrochronology dates archaeological artefacts using the distinctive patterns of annual growth rings in timber.
We’re delighted, thrilled and appreciative to have made the Finals of the LABC Awards 2020 (South West). It’s a boost to receive such positive recognition, and we’re proud to have two South Somerset homes and local construction teams in the finals.
Both projects are in the Best Extension or Alteration to an Existing Dwelling category. Our projects are:
an oak framed extension on a listed home in Long Sutton and
O2i Design Ltd represent the South West in the National LABC Building Excellence Awards 2017. The National finals of LABC – Local Authority Building Control awards occur in London on Friday, 11th November 2017.
These awards recognise exceptional buildings from a technical and construction point of view. The Awards look at the technical challenges that the construction and design teams face, and the awards celebrate collaborative work to overcome these issues.
The O2i Design team were unable to attend but very proud that this exciting project represented the South West.
Being the South West Regional Winner for the Best Public Service Building was a tremendous honour. You can read more about this interesting project here.