Large home with different cladding

This new build home in Kingsclere combines traditional aesthetics with the exceptional fabric performance provided by the Kingspan TEK Building System.

The hillside site in Hampshire was previously home to an inter-war style house, which the owners originally planned to extend and renovate. After the initial feasibility study, they decided to demolish the property and rebuild instead. Keen to retain the positive attributes of the original building, Witcher Crawford Architects developed designs that were in keeping with the style and palette of materials typical to Kingsclere.

The result is a stunning home traditional in appearance and complementary to its setting. Constructed with innovative Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) from the Kingspan TEK Building System, the house enjoys excellent thermal performance, making it both comfortable and efficient.

The offsite construction method provided by Kingspan TEK Building System meant the entire SIP structure, including the house, garage and pool-house, was erected in just 10 weeks. The Kingspan TEK Building System also allowed excellent flexibility in design. Despite being new, it was designed to look as though it has been part of the landscape for the last 100 years.

Some of the key features established through the Kingspan TEK Building System include:

  • increased floor-to-ceiling heights;
  • feature walls with recesses and alcoves; and
  • faux external chimneys formed in SIPs and clad with brick slips to match the brickwork cladding to the rest of the building.

In addition, the use of SIPs for the roof construction facilitated greater space in the loft area, with vaulted ceilings, dormer windows and bat areas to accommodate bats displaced by the demolition of the previous house.

Kingspan TEK Building System panels comprise a highly insulated core sandwiched between two layers of Oriented Strand Board type 3 (OSB/3), delivering U-values as low as 0.17 W/m2K without the need for additional insulated liners, providing exceptional out-of-the-box fabric performance for this new home.

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