Architect: Knox Bhavan Architects
Structural Engineer: Price and Myers
Main Contractor: Philliam Construction
Joinery Company: Five Furniture
Services Engineer: Paul Bastick Associates
MMC, Cassette Build Construction: BlokBuild
Wood Supplier: The Timber Group
Quantity Surveyor: Ian Thompson & Company
Species: OSB Timber, Oak (European & Romania), Cumaru (Belgium), Siberian Larch (Siberia), Iroko (West Africa)
Location: Cookham, Berkshire
March House showcases the flexibility and potential that timber has for delivering delightful yet sustainable, structurally innovative housing, creating a truly liveable space that complements the landscape around it - hovering above the floodplain on a table of slim galvanised steel.
The house was built using a fully insulated OSB timber cassette system which slots together to allow for fast and efficient construction. Collaboration between the architect, engineer, and construction team to test and investigate the viability of the engineered cassette system will allow them to deliver greater numbers of highly economic, well-designed homes in the future.
From the bespoke oak joinery lines, the corridors, and walls, to the stained larch cladding, iroko window frames and handrails, and outdoor cumaru decking which blends into the lush garden, you can find wood throughout the building, both as a structural system and a finishing material.