Studio West Architects
studio west architects

Treleigh | St Ives | Cornwall

Treleigh is a 5 bedroom environmentally sustainable private house, designed to minimise it’s energy consumption and with an integrated solar roof, produce more electricity than it consumes.  The heavily insulated walls are constructed using Durisol ICF blocks which have a high thermal mass enabling the building to store considerable amounts of heat.  The triple glazed windows and doors and a mechanical ventilation heat recovery system combine to heat and cool the house.

The swimming pool is maintained to a constant temperature and acts as a heat store for the entire building.

The natural swimming pool is also a reed bed and this receives all of the rainwater from the house, before filtering and pumping it back to the house for re use in the toilets.

Client: Private
Builder: P.Mitchell & Sons - Hayle
Contract Value: circa £850k

Building Excellence Awards 2014 Winner