Situated just metres from a crumbling cliff face; Cefn Castell is definitely not your average three bedroom house but for owners Kay and Rob Hodgson, the spectacular location was everything they’d been looking for. The stunning property has been featured on the latest series of Grand Designs and includes a number of Kingspan Insulation products on the roof, floor and walls.
The unusual plot, situated on the west coast of Wales, had previously been home to a 400 year old farm house ruin. Whilst the couple considered rebuilding the property, its close proximity to the cliff edge made this impossible. Instead they hired architects stephenson:ISA Studio to design the new house that reflects dramatic modernist principals. To maximise its lifespan, the building has been constructed as far as possible from the cliff edge and after an extensive survey is expected to last for at least 80-100 years.
Despite its limited life expectancy, the Hodgson’s were determined to do justice to the striking location and made construction quality an absolute priority on the project. As part of this approach, Kingspan Insulation’s premium performance Kingspan Kooltherm K3 Floorboards and Kingspan Kooltherm K8 Cavity Boards were installed on the ground floor and exterior walls respectively, with Kingspan Thermataper TT47 LPC/FM fitted on the property’s large flat roofs.
Project architect John Boardman commented: