Two interesting roofs have been handled by Pasquill, the UK’s largest supplier of trussed rafters, at a very exclusive development of homes at the village of Aspley Guise in Bedfordshire.
One features a gym with sauna and the other offers a cinema. Both are part of two substantial properties set to be marketed at approximately £1.7million each when they have been completed just after Christmas by property developer, Tilsworth Developments Ltd.
Pasquill designed and supplied attic trusses for the properties, and in some areas the trusses span up to 12 metres. Pasquill developed drawings for the scheme on behalf of builders’ merchant, Gibbs & Dandy.
Following preliminary drawings completed, Pasquill’s senior design office manager for its Stoney Stanton site visited the development to assist in improving the buildability of the properties’ roofs. This included discussing and agreeing the support of the trusses from the steel beam. In particular, the company’s design solutions had to accommodate a large stair opening, which required trusses to be trimmed on site.
Whilst on site the designer was able to go through the relevant dimensions that needed to be established to ensure the components supplied would be correct. The agreed package of ancillary materials that were being provided was carefully considered to ensure that it met the client’s needs. In addition, the designer was able to discuss in detail the issues faced with access of the delivery of these large trusses.
The six-bedroomed homes, both of brick and block construction, will be completed to the most exacting standards. Indeed, a company director of the property developer concerned is expected to live in one of them.
Pasquill is steadily increasing its turnover in the housebuilding market, and has recently announced the adoption of a market segmentation approach for its design teams in order to provide customers with a service that is better than ever. This means the company now has a dedicated national house builder design team and a dedicated team catering for the requirements of merchants and SME builders.