Beco Products Ltd, the UK’s longest established supplier of insulated concrete formwork (ICF), is delighted to announce that one of its projects has been shortlisted for the Best New ICF Home Award in the prestigious Build It Awards 2023.
The project, a stunning contemporary home in Wiltshire, was designed by Western Design Architects using BecoWallform 375. The design had to be sympathetic to its rural location and its neighbours within the village, plus the potential impact on the setting of the neighbouring listed water mill and mill house.
The main body of the house, a building of traditional appearance and faced in Shaftesbury Greensand stone, is set at 90 degrees to the road to present as small an elevation as possible to the street scene and minimise its size when viewed from the lane.
The T-shaped plan maximises sun, and views from the open plan living spaces, over the stream at the bottom of the site. The subservient guest accommodation with garage and workshop under is set back from the main house and is finished in a dark timber cladding to reduce its effect on neighbours.
The BecoWallform 375 system is so energy efficient that additional input required from the air source heat pump is minimal.
That this impressive Wallform Self Build project was completed by just the client and one other person illustrates the effectiveness and efficiency of the system in building this impressive home to the standards envisaged for the environment of 2050.