The Old Manse, Bo'ness
Kitchen/Dining Extension featuring Exposed Oak Trusses
This extension to an existing old manse building in Bo'ness is all about traditional materiality and contemporary detailing. The slate roof is supported by four grand oak trusses with traditional oak pegs and joints, to create a magnificent and bright high-ceiling Kitchen and Dining Area.
The oak detailing continues throughout the Kitchen and Dining area, including distressed oak mantelpieces and a reclaimed oak worktop which creates a window bench complete with concealed opening hatches for storage of firewood.
Externally, natural sandstone walls with traditional lime mortar pointing and riven stone paving complement the existing building perfectly, and a large glass rooflight allows natural light to flood into the extension.
Additional bespoke aspects of the build include underfloor heating throughout the extension, strenghtening works to the existing masonry walls, a recessed TV area and a double-sided log stove which heats both the extension and the existing Lounge.