The brief for this award-winning home was “modern, different and energy efficient”, and Harris McCormack Architects certainly delivered!
The owners of this striking ‘near-passivhaus’ home in Lincolnshire had travelled extensively abroad and become very appreciative of modern architectural design. Returning to live in the UK, they recognised the opportunity to build their new home in a style and to a standard of their choosing, rather than accept the standard packages offered by the mainstream housebuilders. Having visited a Passivhaus project near Lincoln, they concluded their new home should be as energy efficient as possible within the budget.
Harris McCormack Architects produced a striking modern design for the five bedroomed home which features largely open plan living areas on the ground floor with glazed areas linking to the outdoor patio and gardens. A local building company, P C Building Services, undertook the construction and was assisted on occasion by the architect’s personnel gaining “hands-on” experience of the Wallform building system.
Drawing influence from the surrounding area, the architect also looked at light industrial and commercial buildings in the locality for the material pallet. The industrial feel is continued inside with solid hard floors, concrete worktops and full height doors throughout.
The building has received great local acclaim from almost everyone who sees it and has been awarded a Civic Society Award for “impressive contributions to streetscape through the creation of innovative buildings”.
The client says; “Beco was the chosen supplier not only because of the product but also the pre contract assistance offered.
We were very impressed with the speed of build and thermal properties Beco could offer and found the whole process interesting, in fact on concrete pour days the whole Harris McCormack office was out in force to help!
We still get a buzz every time we walk down the stairs in the morning as the light and positioning is perfect. We simply love this house”.
DESIGN: HARRIS MCCORMACK ARCHITECTS
CONSTRUCTION: P C BUILDING SERVICES LTD