Western Red Cedar from Silva Timber was the perfect choice for The Cozy Cottage in Surrey, not only because of its strength, but also because it would provide the necessary charm and character that the customer wanted.
A family needed a bit more room for guests so asked Mark Burton to design and build an annex/guest house in their back garden. The customers specified a large cabin that could be used all year round, sleeps 4-8 people and provide WC facilities, explains Mark, an award winning designer/builder of Tiny Houses and Bespoke Timber Cabins.
In order to create a structure that adds value to the property, Marks plan involved asking the customer to allow him to create something unconventional. The building, called The Cozy Cottage would be fully insulated with longevity in mind. Since it would be built underneath a huge pine tree, the roof would require to be built from a durable material.
Mark used Western Red Cedar Shakes as they look far chunkier than Shingles. They make the cottage look both rustic and robust. This looks great alongside Waney Edge Timber that I used to break up the roof and walls a little bit.
The quality of the Western Red Cedar Shakes and the service provided by Silva Timber was first class.