Oak Bridge, Moat Cottage, Suffolk

Oak Bridge, Moat Cottage, Suffolk

About Project

This curved oak bridge provides the only access to this holiday cottage, which is surrounded by a moat. Moat Cottage is a restored Tudor farmhouse and part of the Wilderness Reserve in Suffolk.

The Bridge

The oak for this bridge was sourced from Whitney Sawmills, in Herefordshire. We built the curved oak bridge in the workshop, then delivered and lifted it into place in its entirety. The gently rising curve invites guests over the moat and into the garden that leads up to the old farmhouse.

We incorporated a composite grip into the oak decking to provide safe access whilst maintaining material integrity and continuity in oak.

The oak balustrades take reference from a particular style of ‘diamond’ window mullions found in East Anglia. Leaving the oak untreated allows it to weather down to a natural silver-grey colour, blending into the landscape.

Oak-framed extension

We also built an oak-framed extension to Moat Cottage, which creates a beautiful open plan kitchen dining space.

Wilderness Reserve

Jonny has worked on a number of projects for the Wilderness Reserve Estate in Suffolk, including a pergola for the Clockhouse.

Timber Bridges

We love designing and building bridges, in oak as well as other species of timber. Have a look at our bridges page for more inspiration.

March 23, 2018