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Harrisons Farm, Lancashire

In Agricultural Residential

When it came time to rebuild and replace an old wooden building at a local farm the owners wanted to build an area that can be enjoyed by the whole family while keeping with the traditional farm setting. 

A galvanised steel frame was erected with glulam beams used as roof perlings, the roof was finished in corrugated steel roofing sheets in anthracite grey. 

The side elevations consisted of an existing stone wall which had to be incorporated into the design. The residents wanted to be able to see through the timber boards in order to see over the fields as well as allow natural light into the area. We took inspiration from a rain screen and board on board design in order to achieve this. By off-setting the timber one board in front of the other and using a fixing rail in-between we were able to create the perfect solution. 

Siberian Larch was chosen in order to be in keeping with a traditional farm building as well as being extremely durable and strong. In order to accelerate the weathered appearance we fully factory finished the timber in Sioo:X Light Grey at our purpose built timber coating facility. This gives the timber an instant silver / grey appearance as well as the ability to maintain its silver effect and prevent the timber from going black and unsightly. 

We fixed the timber from the back in order to hide the fixings but to also avoid any moisture ingress caused by damaging the surface of the timber. All of the ends of the timber were cut on an angle in order to aid moisture shedding, we then used the Sioo:X End Grain Sealer to seal the end grains of the timber to further prevent moisture ingress. 

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