New Build Home
New Build Home Nestled Into the Cliffside on the River Yealm
Located in an Area of Outstanding National Beauty on the River Yealm, this new build home is nestled into the cliffside and benefits from stunning waterfront views. A combination of minimal windows® glazing and natural elements have been used to ensure that the home blends into the surrounding nature seamlessly.
Due to the flood risk posed by being in such close proximity to the river, the original plan to renovate an existing property had to be scrapped. Instead, this beautifully unique property was designed to meet the needs of a riverside home. Special features of this home included building the property on a stone plinth above the existing quayside and adding cantilevering terraces, which require steel beam support underneath.
As this is classed as a coastal area, triple glazing is ideal to combat the cold sea winds and withstand the harsh conditions that coastal properties are subject to. The minimal windows 4+ system has a thermally broken aluminium frame and is triple glazed as standard for extra strength and higher thermal performance.
With natural elements such as wood and stoned being used for both the interior and exterior of the luxury new build home,
Anthony Fuller, the glazing designer on the project, said “this is one of my favourite projects, the triple glazed open corner sliders offer such stunning views of the river and love the choice of natural materials for the internal and external building finishes”.
IQ Glass are the UK’s sole glazier and installer of minimal windows®, for more information please visit the minimal windows UK website.
Architects: Yunnie Architects
Photography: Richard Downer