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S-The Glebe - Exterior 2 - Catchfrench Design Architects in Constantine Bay

A replacement house in Constantine Bay with exciting inner volumes and level changes. 

Project Highlights    
Main Contractor:
T&D Carter, Bodmin (more)
Contract Sum: 

Our Responsibilities: 
Architect/Contract Administrator

Sustainability Credentials:
Rainwater Recycling

Energy Efficiency Rating: (more)
Predicted: C rated

Contract Period: 
10 months

General Construction:

Environmental Impact (CO2) rating:(more)
Predicted: C rated

The Glebe

This corner site once contained an unprepossessing bungalow of rendered blockwork under a concrete tiled roof and was poorly insulated. Its accommodation was inadequate for present day requirements and brief was to design a contemporary home that would meet the needs of modern day living.

With respect to its important position on the road junction, the massing has been carefully considered to prevent over-domination and the high hedges are retained. The new building is built mostly within the existing footprint and the extra accommodation has been achieved within the roof space. The roof is fragmented with low eaves and the choice of materials reflects those found within the locality. The masonry walls have a 300mm mineral wool full fill cavity combining high levels of insulation with high thermal mass to achieve stable internal temperatures. Rainwater is recycled.

The main living space is open to the roof and set a few steps below the entrance level. A bridge links the first floor bedroom accommodation at the two ends of the roof space. The drum stair is expressed on the front elevation and the open jointed slate wall is continued inside to the rear separating the living room from the guest suite and games room. Full height glazing with sliding doors connects with the garden terrace to the rear. Recessed balconies to the main bedrooms afford good views to the sea.

Completed in 2010.

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