This project breaks the record for the closest to the Cornwall yard as it is approx 500m from the workshop in Lelant, near St. Ives.
Carpenter Oak Cornwall provided an end-to-end service for the clients. Tom Jubb delivered the design work, architecture and the planning application before building got underway.
A simple stainless steel tie rod was used in the central feature truss to enhance the light gain through the glazed gable end all the way through the space into the kitchen. As the name suggests, this rod is tying the walls together as an alternative to a timber tie beam running across the building. The raised windows on one side were to create privacy as they are on the elevation facing the road and driveway.
‘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