A custom-built detached home situated on a peninsula in a secluded lagoon, and featuring Western Red Cedar Shingles from Marley has scooped a number of leading industry awards.

All in the detail

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.

Western Red Cedar Shingles are a stunning, unique material that tells a story through time. From the warmth of the fresh Cedar, aging beautifully to a silver grey hue with each passing season.
Backwater project featuring Cedar Shingles from Marley Ltd Case study Backwater Cedar Shingles from Marley Ltd



  • Shingles



  • Residential



  • Platform 5 Architects



  • South


Project type:

  • Residential



  • RIBA East Award 2017, Custom and Self Build Project of the Year at the 2017 Structural Timber Awards  

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