This Oak Frame extension wins the record for being the closest project to our workshops – approximately 500m!

Prior to our input, the existing building was a 1980s bungalow in an outstanding setting on the edge of the Hayle Estuary that was lacking that something special! We were asked to design an extension that would make the most of the aspect and bring light into the living space whilst blending in with the wooded vista through to the estuary.

Although an oak frame was on the wish list, our clients were clear that this must have a contemporary slant – hence the stainless steel truss ties.

Like so many people who approach us about kitchen and garden extensions, the scope for this project was to break through the external wall of their existing kitchen and add a vaulted Oak Frame space that would function as a year round garden room with the essentials – Sofa, woodburner, lots of glass and large opening doors onto the garden.

As this projects has proved, all this can be achieved on a modest budget of circa £50k.

‘What we wanted was a space that gave us an extra reception room extending from the kitchen, so that whoever was cooking could talk and cook at the same time. We also wanted to take the house into its garden and nearer to the woodland. Both of these things have really worked out and the oak frame has given interest to what was previously a rather ordinary building.’  

A. Woods, Client

Oak Frame – Post and Beam  (Carpenter Oak Cornwall)

Applied Glazing – Post and Beam

Architectural Design – Framelines Timber Architecture ltd

Building Works – James