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“The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.” - Charles Dickens
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A custom-built detached home situated on a peninsula in a secluded lagoon, and featuring JB Western Red Cedar Shingles from Marley Eternit has scooped a number of leading industry awards.
Located in the Norfolk broads, Britain’s largest protected wetland, Backwater, which was created by, Platform 5 Architects, is made up of three self-contained modules. Each individual module is further complemented by the cedar-clad pitched roofs found at the front of the property.
The unique home, which is surrounded on three sides by water, was awarded a RIBA East Award 2017, which celebrates the building’s regional importance as a piece of architecture. Further testament to the property’s striking design, Backwater was also crowned Custom and Self Build Project of the Year at the 2017 Structural Timber Awards, which celebrates expertise in timber and its continued contribution to the built environment.
The usual location of the property meant the project’s architects required a roofing solution which not only delivered a stand-out design, but one which is also sympathetic to the surrounding trees and water. The bespoke brief, together with structural requirements which required all materials used to offer lightweight properties, meant Marley Eternit’s JB Western Red Cedar Shingles were the obvious choice to create a textured roofscape which seamlessly blends in with the natural surroundings.
The JB Shingles, which are Certi-grade accredited as ‘Blue Label’ by the CSSB (Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau) were specified as they guarantee the highest quality shingles and are PEFC accredited. Furthermore, the majority of the shingles specified were also treated with MicroPro®, a clear treatment which not only protects against wood rooting fungi and insect attacks, but also lets the shingle weather naturally without any staining sometimes associated with other treatments, and can deliver an extended life span of 40 years.
For further information on Marley Eternit’s range of shingles, visit:
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Meet the team that brings you Modern Builder Magazine
Marytn Boyd

Marytn Boyd

Partner, UB Media, Publisher of Modern Builder Magazine

With an Art & Design background from the University of Ulster, plus over 25 years of Retail, Trade and Advertising Sales experience to the Retail & Construction Trade, Martyn has proven track record within this industry, of which, over 16 years, is with publishing trade publications.

Jasen Upritchard

Jasen Upritchard

Partner, UB Media Business Development

With over 35 years experience in the construction industry as a Refrigeration, Air conditioning , Heating and Cooling design, Sales and installation Engineer, I share my wealth of Industry knowledge through Modern Builder,Plumber M&E magazine with our readers,advertisers and critics. Building Better Together

Craig Kennedy

Craig Kennedy

IT & Software Development

Craig has over 20 years in the IT and Telecoms industry spanning everything from web design and programming to the planning and implementation of large scale CRM / MRP / ERP Solutions

Gold Winner, Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice to the Built Environment and Sustainable Development 2013
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