An oak framed extension

David Tayler and Zana Rajin have added a large two-storey side extension to their bungalow near Falmouth in Cornwall. The oak frame extension sits on a sloping site which means that the first floor sits level with the original bungalow. The gable end of the extension is almost entirely glazed, offering great views of the surrounding countryside.

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David Tayler and Zana Rajin have added a large two-storey side extension to their bungalow near Falmouth in Cornwall, creating a spectacular new double-height living room and two new bedrooms.

To extend their home, the couple worked with English Oak Buildings, which designed the barn-like oak frame, including the walls and roof panels. These were built off-site at the company’s workshop and craned into place.

To take advantage of the sloping site, the first floor of the extension is at the same level as the existing bungalow, so the living room is entered via a galleried landing and down an oak staircase. The oak frame gives instant character to the new living room, which has generous proportions and features a vaulted ceiling with exposed rafters.

One of the new bedrooms is at the front of the extension and is reached via the galleried landing. It also features a vaulted ceiling.

Another equally large bedroom is positioned directly below, accessed via the living room. Both new bedrooms have an en suite bathroom.

The project took one-and-a-half years to complete. Typical costs for building in oak range from £1,600- £2,100 per m².

In the gallery: A galleried landing and oak staircase connect the extension and bungalow.