Yesterday saw the project team and owners of Harefield House along with representatives of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists convene to celebrate the Commended Alan King award for Excellence in Technology.

Plaice and the owners of Harefield House were presented with commemorative plaques from Alex Naraian PCIAT President, along with Kevin Crawford MCIAT Vice President Technical, Francesca Berriman MBE CIAT CEO and Adrian Fleet MCIAT East Anglia Region Secretary.

The presentation was an opportunity for CIAT and the project team to be given a guided tour of the sustainable home, hearing first hand how the owners have settled into the property and how the materials and technology combine to provide a calm and functional family home.

Kevin Crawford MCIAT, Vice-President Technical at CIAT said “I always enjoy visiting our Award winning projects, it is a chance to see the actual building and find out how it is being utilised by the end user. Harefield House is no exception and it is great to see in practice this bespoke, contemporary home created from a prefabricated timber kit. Congratulations once again to Plaice Design.”

Chris Game MCIAT, Co-founder and Director at Plaice said “It really has been the perfect day to invite all who were involved to revisit the home and celebrate the award with the owners, and for them to see their new home being recognised at this level.”

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AuthorChris Game
Categories2018, Awards

Plaice are celebrating for the second time this year, after winning the Design Category Award at the recent Suffolk Coastal Quality of Place Awards, held at East Suffolk House, Riduna Park, Melton, Suffolk.

The awards, organised by Suffolk Coastal District Council recognises and encourages an interest in the quality of the built and natural environment of the district and promotes an awareness of the need for high standards in all forms of design, including Building Conservation, Design, Nature & Landscape.

The winning entry, an alteration and extension to a 1960’s property in Sandy Lane, Woodbridge is a bold and dramatic scheme, which set out to completely overhaul the existing property, almost doubling its footprint.

The awards were presented by Suffolk Coastal Chairman, Councillor Chris Blundell with Bronze plaques presented to each Winner. The Judges said: 

“This scheme epitomises what the Quality of Place awards are all about. Here is an ordinary house, in an ordinary area, radically transformed into visual magic by the simple but beautiful use of shape and form, the clever exploitation of structure, views, and light, and the restrained application of colour, all in a way which is readily recognisable, and achievable, by others, in this age of increasing individuality and visual awareness. May we see many more examples of such individual enterprise.”

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AuthorGlen Read
Categories2017, Awards

Plaice are pleased to announce that one of their first projects undertaken in Woodbridge has been shortlisted for Suffolk Coastal’s Quality of Place Awards.

The project, an alteration and extension to a 1960’s property in Sandy Lane, Woodbridge is a bold and dramatic scheme, which set out to completely overhaul the existing property, almost doubling its footprint.

Our clients were particularly hands on and although a main contractor was used to form the basic shell, the clients project managed the job themselves and also carried out a large proportion of the work, including installation of the insulated render boarding, cladding, plumbing and decoration works.

The end result is a light filled open plan dwelling, which embraces the garden and responds well to modern day family life.

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AuthorChris Game
Categories2017, Awards