Client Name: Cooke & Mallows
Project Type: Self Build Project - 2 storey Passivhaus home
System: Tech-Vantage E
Frame Technologies have worked on a variety of energy efficient self build projects throughout the UK. Every project is bespoke and designed to individual requirements. Even with this extensive experience, The Hen House presented some major challenges. To maximise the potential of offsite manufactured timber technology, Frame Technologies prefer to get involved at the early design stages. On this occasion our specialist services were called upon when the project could not be achieved within budget using the traditional building methods proposed. The team at Frame Technologies reviewed the building principles and proposed a hybrid engineered solution that could be delivered within budget.
The site is a tough one - a steep, wooded plot with a gradient of circa 50 degrees and a large proportion of the site area is covered by a Tree Protection Order. Paul Testa Architecture decided to position the foundations on the lower portion of the site in the spot where the hens used live, hence the project name – The Hen House. From the road this development appears to be single storey, however due to be being built on a steep incline, only the true scale of the project can be seen from the rear.