Whitsand Bay, Cornwall

Contract value: £51k

Completed: 2005

An existing holiday chalet on the site was demolished and replaced with this new timber-framed, cedar-clad chalet, designed to take full advantage of the stunning panoramic view from Rame Head in the East to the Lizard in the West.

The location of the chalet meant that careful consideration had to be given to the method of construction and the design of the glazing and external finishes.  This resulted in a timber frame which was designed to be partly pre-fabricated off-site, and assembled by effectively bolting together a number of plywood panels.

The relatively high area of glazing required to maximise the views towards the sea and daylight within the chalet, necessitated the use of significantly higher levels of insulation to meet the Building Regulation standards for conservation of fuel and power.  The external finishes were selected to blend in with the local environment and to provide the chalet with relatively low levels of maintenance.