Burgh Island Causeway

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Client
Location
Bigbury on Sea, Devon
Photography
Richard Downer
Our clients needed an architect in Bigbury on Sea, Devon to provide them with a full design service for their structural and cosmetic refurbishment of the apartment building, including new balcony structures to the seaward facing elevation..

Constructed in the 1990’s, these apartments required considerable maintenance and upgrading to secure their continued use and lifespan. Areas of the timber balconies showed signs of considerable deterioration, and the client’s brief was to remove these and replace them with new, contemporary structures.

Durability was key to the design, with marine grade finished steel, composite timber cladding finishes, glass and stainless steel fixings used. The natural slate roof was replaced with composite slate, that allows low-pitched roof surfaces and provides long-term warranty protection. Each apartment now enjoys panoramic views of burgh island and the Bigbury coastline. Construction was completed in 2017.

From the start you approached the assignment with a level of creativity and originality, as well as an understanding of how we wanted to live as a family, not shown by any of the many other architects we spoke to. Throughout you have demonstrated exemplary attention to detail, patience and a clear enjoyment in what you do. We started with a run down, dark, claustrophobic house and have ended up with a property truly worthy of its setting in the most beautiful countryside I know.

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