Wooden prefab house / energy-efficient / contemporary
Chris and Sharon Brown approached us at the Ecobuild 07 show in Earls Court looking for an Ecohome that they could easily self build and would offer them a high quality structure with very low running costs, as well as a fantastic place to live - their dream home.
They had already been granted planning permission to remove an existing bungalow on their land and replace it with a modern timber frame dwelling. Working from their plans our designer created a 3D computer model of the house structure which was then sent to them for approval. The structure was designed using 300mm I beams to create thick, very well insulated walls.
Once they had approved the design and decided on the specification for the windows and doors, they placed the order for their new home with Touchwood Homes and five weeks later the complete pre-cut house was delivered to their site, with the windows, doors and claddings included in the package. Touchwood Homes were there to advise them on how they needed to set about putting the structure together and so Chris and Sharon were easily able to erect their home and install an air-tight membrane around the building before completing the rest of the build, mainly working weekends.