Site and Design
The site for this project offered unique opportunities, located within a walled garden comprising beautifully landscaped surroundings with a large pond, and required careful attention to detail.
During the initial design discussions, it became apparent that the main challenge of this dwelling was the integration of a green oak frame into an uncompromisingly contemporary design. The detailed building regulations drawings, therefore, required very close attention and were produced in close association with the oak frame designer and Structural Engineer which ensured an elegant design solution.
The design also incorporated a number of innovative features such as a green roof and thermal mass heat sink walls as well as green technologies for space and water heating. Such features combined with the oak frame to create some unusual challenges and the detailed drawings required a high level of expertise and experience to assist the build and minimise potential difficulties on site.
The result is that this new home is an impressive and beautiful building with exceptional indoor and outdoor living spaces complimenting the exceptional setting within the walled garden and the Client is delighted with their visionary dream home.