A magnificent timber-framed structure
The shop itself is a magnificent timber-framed structure, with walls insulated using eco-friendly wood-fibre insulation made from waste materials from the wood-processing industry. The external cladding is crafted from authentic English oak waney-edged boarding. The foundation of the walls is adorned with a Cotswold stone plinth and two layers of Cornish Delabole slate, creating a harmonious transition between the limestone and oak materials.
The oak exterior will gracefully weather to a beautiful silver-grey hue as time passes, adding to the building's unique charm. It is worth mentioning that the larger oak sections may undergo some twisting and cracking, and initially, there might be brown tannin leaching onto the stone plinth. However, this natural process should be fine, as the building will develop a weathered patina over time, gradually diminishing any initial unsightly appearance.