This luxurious, energy efficient, 5 bed home was designed and built by SC4 Carpenters Ltd in an area of outstanding natural beauty of West Berkshire to accommodate 4 generations. It replaced a 1930s timber house to gain the benefit of modern conveniences for the 21st century. Regional finalist for LABC Building Excellence Award 2017, this Turnkey solution was carried out by SC4 Carpenters Ltd in just 20 weeks from completion of groundworks.The brief for this "grand design" was to create an energy efficient modern home that echoed the original 1930s cedar-clad house, offering extensive views in this area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). The resulting house is modern but with a classic feel and layout to meet the diverse and changing needs of a 4-generation family. Demolition and groundworks commenced in October 2014 with the timber frame structure being delivered in March 2015. The main structure was erected in one day, and watertight within a couple of weeks, enabling the owners to move in by August 2015. SC4 Carpenters Ltd oversaw all aspects of the build including the design, planning consent, demolition and construction, carrying out the:timberframe erect, carpentry and roofingkitchen and window fittingdecorationas well as managing the demolition, ground works, mechancial, electrical and heating works, including photovoltaics and a pellet-based biomass boiler feeding under floor heating.The timber frame structure was manufactured by SC4's partner company SilvaFrame Structures Ltd The installation included, all to a very high standard of finish:Timber frame construction over an insulated concrete form (ICF) basementWestern Red Cedar cladding Green oak feature trussAluminum faced wooden windows upto 4m wide facilitating solar gain3 master bedrooms over two floors with ensuites and sliding glass doors leading onto terrace/veranda 2 further bedrooms and family bathroom Galleried attic room with hidden flat roof Main living room with vaulted ceiling and wood-burning stoveLarge kitchen-diner suited to needs of a four-generation house opening onto a glass roofed terrace and deck. 40 kW wood pellet boiler and external 3.5t pellet hopper22-zone underfloor heating system4 kW PV (16 solar panels)If you have a project coming soon and require a quotation or further information please contact us.
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