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It is fifty times bigger but even we were surprised by how similar the completed kitchen at Stoer is to the cardboard model made almost two years earlier to help the clients get a sense of the space beneath the oak scissor trusses.


You can see from the finished photograph that the clients decided to add some additional top light during the design process but little else has changed during the later stages of detailed design amp construction. The double height space is the heart of this rural home beautifully sited on a Sutherland croft.


Photos of this croft house in its unique setting can be seen here >.


Scissor Trusses Installed at Stoer

Three green oak scissor trusses are installed at new house by Carpenter Oak Woodland.


We were excited to receive site photos of the scissor trusses during their installation. The hand crafted green oak trusses will form the centre piece of this newly built family home situated on a croft in the north west highlands.


The green oak trusses are supported on conventional timber kit walls. Other projects also in collaboration with Carpenter Oak Woodland use green oak as their primary structure throughout such as our project currently on site in Roshven and Frisealach completed in 2008.


Planning Permission in Stoer Lochinver

Permission granted for former croft in Sutherland.  The project team were delighted to gain planning permission for a new three bedroom dwelling on remote croft land in Lochinver Sutherland.


Situated on the coast in an area of outstanding natural beauty planning permission for a new house was granted under delegated powers by the HIghland Council in April. Helen Lucas architects are developing the proposals with the clients and are looking forward to starting on site in Spring next year.

View the completed project >