Completion: December 2013
THINKlab used its Laser Scanning and Modelling expertise to provide a full site survey and the creation of a full 3D model of Heritage Cottage, Cadw’s 129th property and youngest asset.
It is a small nineteenth century terraced house in Cwmdare, in the heart of the south Wales valleys. It is typical of so many traditional buildings in Wales and elsewhere but unique in that it has remained almost completely unaltered inside and out since it was built in 1854.
With one in three buildings traditionally built in Wales, Heritage Cottage is important as a representative of such a significant proportion of our built heritage.
This project led by Cadw will ensure that Heritage Cottage is not only preserved for future generations to enjoy, but also used as a learning resource to highlight how a traditional building, whether a castle or terraced house, can retain its character while being energy efficient and sustainable with a minimum amount of work.
Heritage Cottage will help Cadw showcase best practices which can be shared across the whole of Wales and beyond, and knowledge sharing is a major objective of the project.