The site design achieves the following objectives, to provide:
Built in Nudura ICF the building has two parts, a single storey living space that sits between the two garden areas and a 2-storey element facing the street. The 2- storey component is designed to protect a diagonal view across the site to the countryside, whilst at the same time protecting the outlook from the kitchen of the existing bungalow to the west. This generates a triangular form, and the rounded corners have been introduced as an echo of the curved walls in front of the listed building and as a practical means of providing internal spaces.
The house has exceptional levels of insulation combined with high thermal mass. the energy use is equivalent to Code 6 zero carbon homes. The energy performance of the building exceeds initial expectations.
Nudura ICF offers 4-hour ﬁre protection. Tested, Nudura is no more toxic than burning wood with no risk of exposure to hydrogen cyanide. NUDURA products comply fully with UK regulations and are suitable for building both above and below ground.
Nestled in the charming hamlet of Womenswold in the south-east of Canterbury, lies what appears to be a traditional countryside cottage, which to passers-by could easily be believed as having stood undisturbed for hundreds of years.
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With plans to build new homes as quickly and as cost efficient as possible without comprising on safety and quality, working with Nudura, could be the perfect solution for local authorities and developers within the United Kingdom.