Another Award Nomination!!!

Great news!! We have been shortlisted for another LABC Building Excellence award for BEST INDIVIDUAL NEW HOME. Local authority building control (LABC) represent building control teams in councils across England and Wales. We have been nominated for a stylish and contemporary new build property in Wilmslow. SEE NEWS SECTION ABOVE.

Posted by Sarah Hardie on Wednesday, 30 March 2016 at 12:23:44  |  Filed under: Awards, Announcements, General

This property was commissioned as a self-build development by the owner of the land who prepared a demanding brief in terms of construction quality, style and accommodation in a sensitive Conservation Area. Sat on a relatively small site of 555m², the three and a half storey building provides 370m² of space. The style is contemporary but the construction uses traditional materials such as brick, slate and natural stone to blend into the palate of the Conservation Area. The traditional construction however, has been upgraded to provide the highest levels of insulation and air tightness so as to meet and exceed modern standards. The full basement was constructed in waterproof concrete with an additional external waterproof membrane to provide a double barrier against the ingress of water. The windows and glazed doors are all super insulated hardwood timber frames with argon filled double glazing providing air tight, sound insulating barriers against the outside world. The clean lined dark frames contrast against the rustic brickwork to emphasise the contemporary feel. The house incorporates the latest technology in terms of energy saving led lighting, insulation and heating, it also has old fashioned sustainability such as locally sourced bricks from Cumbria, stone from Macclesfield and grey water harvesting.




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