Trussed rafter people Pasquill and builders merchant Gibbs and Dandy have worked together on some very interesting roofs for a development of homes in 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 £1.7m 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.
The six-bedroomed homes, both of brick and block construction, will be completed to the most exacting standards, so exacting that one of the developer company directors plans to live in one of them.