The UK is falling in love with wooden homes, with 75% of self build projects now constructed with a timber frame and 74% of architects and developers saying they would choose timber frame construction in the future, according to a survey commissioned by the UK Timber Frame Association. While timber has traditionally been used in construction for centuries in North America, Scandinavia and many other parts of the world, Britain has been more used to building in brick, but it seems that tide is turning. The houses at Rocky Lane in Cornwall, a collection of second homes constructed with a timber frame and clad in wood, show how wooden buildings can combine cutting edge design, the charm of natural materials and the highest eco standards.
The ten individually designed homes at Rocky Lane sit within 3.5 acres of private woodland, their exteriors clad in Western Red Cedar to harmonise with their surroundings and create a feeling of tranquility among the trees. The steep, rocky site is situated in a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so the design had to minimise impact on the environment, work with the topography of the site and respect nature. The designs were created by internationally acclaimed architect Joel Turkel of Turkel Design, known for his ground-breaking homes made principally from wood.
Rocky Lane is located in the picturesque village of St Agnes, which has a selection of pubs, cafes, independent shops and galleries, as well as an active and welcoming community and a calendar of colourful festivals taking place through the year. Averaging more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in the UK, Cornwall’s dramatic north coast is an enduringly popular holiday location, with a huge range of activities and some of the UK’s best surfing spots. St Agnes lies 10 miles from Truro and 20 miles from Newquay International Airport, which offers frequent direct flights to Gatwick, Manchester and other UK destinations.
Current prices range from £499,995 to £650,000 and are exempt from stamp duty. For further sales information, visit: www.rockylanecornwall.com, call: 08448 805 709 or email: email@example.com