West Thorn Farm
West Thorn Farm is a new build dwelling located in the popular area of Ponteland, Northumberland.
West Thorn Farm is a new build dwelling located in the popular area of Ponteland, Northumberland. The project involved the construction of two new load bearing masonry dwellings. The building comprises of a load bearing masonry structure with apex structural steelwork provided to achieve the floor to ceiling glazed facades to the front and rear elevations. The main design challenge was the roof structure due to the requirement of internal vaulted ceilings throughout the 1st floor level. The provision of steel ridge beams was used to support the laid in timber roof rafters with plywood fixed to the underside to create a rigid diaphragm meaning that the roof could act like a robust beam.