Damion and Melanie Rothner’s Dream Shropshire Home

The house has settled beautifully into its surroundings… and it works just as well on the inside to meet the needs of our young family.
Mr and Mrs Rothner

Fact file:

Location: Shropshire

Plot: Single storey bungalow on four-acre woodland site

Oakworth Group’s involvement: Design by Benchmark Self Build. Timber frame engineered and erected by Oakworth

When Damion and Melanie Rothner acquired their beautiful plot overlooking the Shropshire countryside, their attention turned to how they could turn their thoughts of a dream home into reality. They appointed Mark Twynam of Benchmark Self Build to design a house to their brief and also handle the tricky planning process.

Mark successfully maximised the planning potential of the site and Damion and Melanie then chose Oakworth to engineer and build the timber frame for their new house.

Oakworth engineered the timber frame to allow feature glazed gables, vaulted ceilings, galleried landings and a large open plan kitchen / dining / living area to be accommodated.

The timber frame structure was successfully built and the clients were more than happy for it to take pride of place at the HomeBuilding and Renovation Show before it was delivered on site.

An Oak porch, timber weatherboarding, Weinerberger – Cassandra bricks and reclaimed roof tiles were used for the exterior, to ‘settle’ the house into its countryside setting. A well designed, contemporary interior reflects the Rothners’ personal taste and requirements for their young family.


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