Oak meeting area
A beautiful timber structure to unite holiday park users and connect with the stunning Welsh countryside.
Following the relaxation of regulations concerned with the coronavirus pandemic, the management team at a 5-star holiday park in the heart of the Welsh countryside were eager to reopen. The park has plenty to offer those that stay there, but the park’s team wanted to take the appeal one step further. The client’s vision was a central meeting area where park home owners, guests and site users could gather to enjoy drinks, share good conversation and take a deep breath of clean air while overlooking the lovely Welsh hills.
Given the quality status and atmosphere of the holiday park, any new feature had to complement the existing surroundings and layout.
Our team took time to understand the vision that the client had in their head and applied our creative and canny brains to create the perfect solution. We used fresh-sawn QP1 oak for the mainframe structure. This standard of oak beams is not only strong and sturdy but has a pleasing finish to the eye with very few knots per linear metre. The frame is 10m long by 3.6m wide and was roofed with air-dried joinery grade boarding and genuine Welsh slate from local slate caverns. Copper gutters outlined the roofline perfectly and supplied fluid cohesion at all levels.
The frame exceeded all of the customer’s requests and expectations. We were able to design a frame that fit perfectly into the allocated space and provided a gathering area, adjacent to the alluring spa of the holiday park. The construction and design of the building (especially the roof) has given a feeling of tremendous character and charm. The frame is manufactured to be very suited to the environment and will be able to withstand climatic factors and time. With the Welsh slate, the satisfied customer has a structure that will last for years and offer comfort, security and a place to meet for holidaymakers for years to come.