Commendation: The Boathouse

To promote a wider understanding and appreciation of the construction industry

View of The Boathouse from the River Cam

Best New Building – Under £2m Construction Costs

In this category, there is one winning scheme and one commendation.

Commendation: The Boathouse

Client: Mr and Mrs Gustafsson

Architect: Ashworth Parkes Architects Ltd

Structural Engineer: CAR

Timber Frame: Carpenter Oak

Design for Manufacturer and Assembly Engineer: Element Design & Consulting

Lead Carpenter: Laurie Prentis

Judges’ Comments

“The Boathouse is a Japanese-inspired, beautiful timber construction which is prominently placed on the Cam and provides a timeless, striking and functional structure in this visually sensitive location. It was designed and hand-built by a team of passionate craftsmen, who were determined to use no metal in its construction.  All the, often complex, joints are pegged with wood, also using an unusual gun to fire hardwood pegs into the larch.”