A sympathetic new build with magnificent views

Our clients purchased a semi – derelict cottage on a creek side plot a few years before. The owners were keen to maximize the aspect and to use natural and recycled materials from local sources as much as possible.

A new 50m long sea wall had to be constructed first. Higher than the previous wall and extending the garden by using a small amount of the foreshore that belonged to the property. The rubble from the demolition was used as back fill for this wall, saving having to take it away and dispose of it off site.

Magnificent creek views from every living room and from every bedroom was the result using a Green oak timber frame structure with recycled Delabole slate for the roof and all locally sourced stone. A home that is modern in every way which fits sympathetically into the landscape as though it has been there for years.

Winner of the Timber Frame Association Building of the year award 2000

 Timber Frame Guild.

Photos 1 and 2 courtesy of Westwind oak Ltd

Project details

A new build commissioned by a private client in Falmouth.

Time Frame

28 week project.

Construction methods

  • Green Oak Frame Construction
  • Stone and block basement
  • Formation of structural sea wall


Poynton Bradbury Wynter Cole