current: Ferrum House
Finish installing the prefabricated sips panels of the 2nd floor walls and roof.
Finish installing the 1st floor floor panels, and the shear walls. Start work on the 2nd floor walls and install internal support posts on ground floor.
Finish floor and walls of the ground floor.
Ground floor steels, joists and shear walls are put in and the 1st floors wall panels are delivered.
Finish ground floor, wall panels 15/05/12.
Finish ground floor panels and start walls 14/05/12.
Unloading 3x 40ft containers of the prefabricated sip panels.
Ground floor stored on site the remainder are stored at a nearby farm to be delivered as its needed.
Organise sip prefab panels and start to lay floor panels 11/05/12.
The design consists a SIPs construction with Timber cladding on the ground floor and Corten steel cladding on the 1st and 2nd floors. The building sits alongside an old bacon factory which has been converted into flats. Corten steel was chosen to echo the industrial heritage of the site while sitting comfortably with the stone wall of the old factory on the east boundary of the site. The steel cube is set back from the road and sits on top of the timber clad first floor which shape infill’s the site from west to east. This has the affect of the top 2 floors or the cube seeming as though it is perched on the timber base further enhanced by projecting the northern end of the building over the front entrance.
The design brief was for a contemporary low carbon prefab house.
The result is a contemporary prefab, passive 200 sq meter house, which will have 2 bedrooms, one bathroom and a home office on the ground floor, a utility with a WC a kitchen and, a dinning room, sitting room look out and accessing a large terrace and roof garden on the first floor and the master bedroom and bathroom with a semi enclosed balcony on the 2nd floor.
The building will be heated with an air source heatpump combined with a heat recovery system, there is also a wood stove with a separate air intake.
Location: Quaperlake Street, Bruton, Somerset, UK.