Weil Hackett

  • Client Private
  • Location Mylor, Cornwall
  • Completion 2000

Weil Hackett was a derelict 'mundic' concrete block bungalow which was slipping into Mylor Creek. The client purchased the site to redevelop it as a sustainable four bedroom family home that would take advantage of the sea view and waterside frontage.

A green oak frame was chosen for its sustainability and low embodied carbon. The cruck frame and queen post trusses were prefabricated in Somerset and erected on site entirely by hand in just five days. Sustainable timbers were used throughout and reclaimed natural slates cover the roof. The design incorporates a large open plan living and dining area on the upper ground level with expansive glazing that provides views along the estuary.

The exposed oak frame and rafters provide the living areas with a sense of height and warmth, whilst the solid stone plinth grounds the building into the Cornish creekside landscape.

Weil Hackett
  • Building of the Year 2000 North American Timber Frame Association
  • Commendation 2000 Cornish Buildings Group