A replacement family home on the north coast of Cornwall.
T&D Carter, Bodmin (more)
Ground Source Heat
Energy Efficiency Rating:
Previous Bungalow: E rated
New House: B rated
Load bearing concrete blockwork
Environmental Impact (CO2) rating:(more)
Previous Bungalow: F rated
New House: B rated
Situated on the north coast of Cornwall, this 7 bedroom new home replaces a rather worn out and
inadequate bungalow. The increased accommodation is arranged on three floors over a similar footprint to the
original bungalow. This was achieved by utilising the roof space which was increased in height by less than 2m and
by excavating the sloping site and introducing a lower level dug into the hill side. This has added benefit in
providing sheltered external space which has sea views but seclusion from the coast path which runs past the site.
Through 3D computer modelling of the house and surrounding countryside it was possible to demonstrate how this
would work and what views were available quite early on in the design process.
The house is of masonry construction under a natural slate roof with concrete beam
and block floors which combine good levels of insulation with high thermal mass to achieve stable internal
temperatures avoiding excessive summer overheating. Triangular dormer windows take advantage of the spectacular
views in each direction and roof windows make the best use of natural lighting. A borehole ground source heat pump
is the main source of heating feeding the under floor system and is backed up by a condensing oil fired
The property is available to let from John Bray Cornish Holidays.
The accommodation comprises:
Main entrance level
Entrance hall with stairs up to first floor and down to lower mezzanine and lower ground floor
Large kitchen dining area with terrace and balcony
Dry goods store
Upper living room with balcony and gallery
Integral garage/boat store with attic storage
External Log store
Bedroom 3 with ensuite bathroom
First floor (within roof space)
Master bedroom with seaward balcony, dressing room and ensuite bathroom
Bedroom 2 with ensuite shower
Gallery over living room to study
Upper mezzanine level
Lower mezzanine level
Lower ground floor
Greenaway Reach has been featured in the '
RIBA Housing 11 - Directory of Chartered Practice' publication. See the article here .
Completed in 2010.