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Key facts

Architect: Batterham Matthews

Engineer: LMD Engineering and Surveying

Construction: Quarry Stone

Material: Oak

On site: Two and a half weeks

Total frame cost: £49,500

Curved oak framed house

For these clients a rather tired and structurally unsound 1960’s bungalow on a great plot provided the ideal opportunity to relocate within the same village and create their dream bespoke curved oak framed house.


Project profile

The clients owned a Victorian schoolhouse on a sizable plot. For some years they had their eye on another plot in the village with lovely views which would allow them to downsize. The plan was to use the funds from the plot in their existing garden and the sale of their own house to fund the project. This curved oak framed house has a huge expanse of glazing making the house feel incredibly light and airy creating a simply stunning home.

This curved plan house is also environmentally friendly to ensure the future sustainability as it has solar panels, a ground source heat pump, natural insulation and rain water harvesting.

About the oak frame

The green oak frame has been built on a radius which has created not only a delightfully original curved plan to the house but also a steady rhythm in composition. The sling brace truss has interrupted tie beams and high collars which creates a tall and open feel. This double pitch curved plan oak framed house also has split levels (in fact the house has five level changes!)  which responds to the external landscape.

If you are interested in in the style of this curved oak framed house then take a look at our Cranham lodge project.


Have a look through the rest of our gallery to see more pictures oak framed houses or check out our pinterest page for inspiration.