Kitchen and lounge floor plan
With Phase 2 of the construction fast approaching, it is time to start sorting out the details of how the roof trusses and internal windows are going to work. Phase 2 is the building of an extension onto the existing property and will house the kitchen, lounge, master bedroom, two en suite bathrooms, a boot room and a utility room.
The roof line will be level, but because the ground rises up the inside ceiling height will decrease as you move through the extension. The kitchen is double height, the lounge one and a half height and the bedroom normal height. The roof trusses will be exposed as in the existing part of the property and there will be extensive use of roof lights.
The proposal is that the roof trusses will be made of oak and made in the same traditional way (tenon joints with oak pegs) rather than using any metal plates or straps. There has been some debate about the exact placement of the beams and how “open” the space should be between the kitchen and the lounge. We have opted for a semi-open approach with a large slot for a door way and another large opening behind the seating area. The very last 3D drawing in this blog attempts to illustrate this.