Coast House has won a Design & Craftsmanship Award

October 14, 2021

We are excited to announce that Coast House has won the Houses and Housing category at this year’s Norwich and Norfolk, Design & Craftsmanship Awards.

This modern and high-performing, exquisitely crafted private home was designed by its private Client and Hudson Architects to seamlessly blend into the natural beauty of the village of Blakeney, North Norfolk. With its strong focus on environmental footprint, the home is constructed to harness solar power and drive energy efficiency through the combined use of traditional and modern methods of construction. Framed in structural steel, clad in weathering steel and featuring large cantilevers and cleverly hidden supports, this structure enables large, full-height windows on two sides of the space, providing access to a large terrace and stunning views over the surrounding countryside.

The building is a timber frame, with some steel elements, combining to form a highly insulated external skin, which not only increases energy efficiency but also provides high levels of airtightness. Solar panels layer the roof, providing the home with its own sustainable energy source and the unique angle at which the roof has been set ensures that natural light dominates the interior spaces. Much like a Passivhaus construction, the home has been designed to ensure a high standards of comfort and wellbeing for the occupants. Green roof elements have been incorporated into the design, including over a large portion of the gull-wing roof.

We would like to extend our congratulations to Hudson Architects, who appointed us in the role of Structural Engineer, and Grocott & Murfit for doing a fantastic job with the build.