Contemporary New Homes

New Home in woodland site, South Farnham

The second new home for the same private client in Lower Bourne, South Farnham was completed in 2021.

In 2015 we completed a new home set within a different part of the same woodland site for a private client who then discovered the love of building. Having project managed the build of their first house the client then decided to embark on building a second house further down their large plot.

Whereas their first project was unashamedly modern in style this project has a more traditional style to it albeit it with a contemporary twist.

The linear plan form is exaggerated by the low pitched roof with wide overhanging eaves, high level string course separating the rendered ground floor from the timber clad first floor. This timber string course continues around the whole building and delineates the windows sills to the upper floor while the choice of vertical timber cladding sets a rhythm and echoes the vertical pine tress around the site.

The rear balcony off the Principal Bedroom forms a canopy over the large south facing ground floor reception room windows and is supported on stone piers; the same stone used on the front porch and the ground floor of the neighbouring first house for the client.

Built using solid 215mm blockwork with external insulation and render the house benefits from a high thermal mass internally while the external insulation ensures a consistent wrapping of the structure and avoids thermal bridging. The overhanging roof eaves also provide passive solar control to the upper floor windows.

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