Rock, Cornwall

  • Client: Confidential
  • Project Value: £500,000
  • Brief: Design and construction of a 6-bed ecological holiday home
  • Sustainability Initiatives: High level of thermal insulation, thermal mass, solar shading, ground source heat pump, solar water heating, rainwater harvesting, and environmental paints.

The house occupies a one acre south facing sloping site with views across the Camel Estuary. Living spaces are located on the first floor with bedrooms at ground level. The curved zinc roof overhangs to provide summer shading whilst allowing passive solar heat gain in the winter. Construction is traditional masonry with rendered walls and high performance glazing.


Winner: National Silver in Residential Category / Green Apple Awards