Project Brief
Type: New Build
Area (m2):
Budget: L200,000
The clients brief was to design a cost-effective sustainable building that could house the family of 4 with minimum running costs an abundance of natural light, and feel like a home.
This building is constructed using a 235mm full-filled structure with a multi-foil layer internal to provide exemplar airtightness. The roof contains full fil insulation with a further rock slab mineral wool insulation over. The multi-foil internal airtightness insulation layer will include a battened services zone to prevent penetrations into the airtight layer and provide a void space for services. Externally the walls are sheathed with a breathable board with ventilated cavity and render board with a silicone render finish, fibre cement sheeting or timber cladding. To the floor, a ground bearing insulation with a steel reinforced slab over creates a cold bridge free insulated slab.
The intention of the design was to provide a replacement dwelling with improved living conditions and reduced carbon footprint.
High levels of insulation and the reuse of the biomass wood burner will combine to create a very sustainable dwelling.
The Architectural style has been curated around the need to maintain a rustic aesthetic whilst ensuring that the design has continuity.
A choice pallet of materials to the external finishes have been selected to maintain a modest dwelling in the countryside.