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Rock House

Project: A two and a half storey replacement dwelling in a sensitive site within St. Ives Conservation Area. The design would see the historical North gable of the building retained with the remainder replaced by a contemporary interpretation of the existing; maintaining existing sea views as well as providing new ones from a mezzanine viewing platform.

3D lidar scanning technology was used to capture the existing site and immediate surroundings with accuracies of 0.01mm. This approach was taken due to the complex geometry of the granite outcrop which formed the site as the sensitive nature of the Conservation Area and Grade II listed cottage adjacent.

Aston Reef:Responsibilities

Lighting system design and specification, including intruder and fire alarm system and home networking and small power.

Heat Loss calculations, water efficiency calculations. Heating design and ventilation requirements and some interior design input.


Island Reach and Towen Heights

  • Location: Island Crescent and Mount Wise Newquay, Cornwall
  • Architects: ZedFactory
  • Client: Verto Homes
  • Project: Development of zero carbon houses in Newquay

Aston Reef: Responsibilities

Lighting system design and specification, Electrical systems including intruder and fire alarm system and home networking. Fully automated smart home and AV systems

Heating design and MVHR ventilation requirements fire sprinkler system electrical, smart home automation and AV design

Lighting design model built using Relux overlaid on an Auto Cad drawing


Sand Dunes

  • Location: Newquay, Cornwall
  • Architects: Arco2
  • Client: Private
  • Aston Reef: Responsibilities

The production of the Heat loss calculations and heat source selection, hot water loadings and Mechanical schematic drawings for the C and J Plumbing and Heating South west Ltd

The house is naturally focused on the coastal views, with secondary spaces to the rear. The opposing side is fully glazed and floods the interior with light from the west. The generous, unfussy and free flowing interior has a relaxed likeability. Highlights include a sunken seating area in the double height hinge of the plan, and a delightful reading space squeezed between bedrooms. Quite simply it made the jury happy.

RIBA Regional Award 2016 South West


Bodmin Hospital

  • Location: Bodmin, Cornwall
  • Architects: Arco2
  • Client: GFM Facilities Management
  • Type of project: Refurbishment and remodelling of de-escalation room in a secure hospital so as to add recovery in a calming environment

Aston Reef Produced:

Heating lighting and AV system design as well as CCTV Fire Alarm including room design review

The design of the spaced need to both calming to the client but the staff needed to be in constant view and communication while maintaining the client’s dignity.


A two storey deleing built into the side of a cliff, with the first floor level with the main rood.

  • Aston Reef produced: Heating lighting ,AV, data system design as well as CCTV Fire Alarm Lift, including tender package

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