Jengo Sustainable Design

Georgeham attic conversion

Georgeham attic conversion

Conversion of a 19th century stone cottage situated in Georgeham, north Devon.  In keeping with local traditions using stone, cob, thatch alongside modern techniques the attic conversion made use of the existing timber trusses and included traditional slate tiling and conservation roof windows.

New attic floor joists were designed to provide the new floor and multiple staircase options were designed resulting in a central spiral being selected.  An en-suite was added to the north end of the house with far reaching views over the village and surrounding countryside.

New purlins were designed and integrated into the roof to open up the space whilst retaining as much of the existing roof structure as possible and allowing the timber trusses to be exposed.

“Andy provided a very helpful design service looking at all the impacts of the conversion and imaginative integration of the stairs that has transformed the house.”

— Richard Alexander

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