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Trenerth Cottage - Oak frame extension

The Brief – to redesign the existing side extension to a traditional cottage in Cornwall which was poorly designed and constructed and form a large open plan family kitchen and dining room using natural materials and oak frame.  Planning permission was granted in 2010 and works were finished in 2011.  A visit and photos in 2014 show the extension and house still look fantastic after 3 years of Cornish weather!


The Design - to meet the brief, the replacement extension uses a combination of Cornish granite walling and oak frame with a natural slate roof.  The rear of the property is south facing and enjoys solar gain whilst the overhanging verge protects the extension from the elements.  Internally the room is flooded with natural light from a glazed ridge rooflight and a bank of conservation rooflights.  Although single storey, the ceiling is vaulted being supported by an oak ridge beam which gives a sense of space and height.  The entrance to the property was redesigned with an oak porch and covered entrance area whilst to the rear large bi-folding oak doors lead out onto the patio.  


‘Cornwall Architectural Design turned our Cornish cottage into our dream home with a wonderful oak frame extension, we absolutely love it and cannot recommend them enough!’. Neal Morris (June 2012).


Build Route – Self-Managed


Completion – April 2011

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