Architect: Russell Jones Limited
Structural Engineer: Techniker Consulting Structural Engineers
Main Contractor: TAD Builders
Joinery Company: TAD Builders
Wood Supplier: Brooks Brothers Timber UK
Other Wood Suppliers: T. Brewer & Company UK, Lilleheden Denmark, Tomasz Raczynski TAD Builders, Barth Innenausbau KGS, Andy Thompson, K and D Joinery
Larch Glulam Beams: Lilleheden
Cabinetry: Barth Innenausbau
Engineered Timber Joists: T Brewer Limited
Species: Engineered joists, European Larch, Douglas Fir, Larch Glulam Beams
Photography credits: © Rory Gardiner
The home is a simple celebration of timber construction, which manages to be both beautiful and subtle. Accessible only via a narrow passageway, what was previously a garage and garden of an adjoining house has been transformed into this 127m2 home, which follows the natural slope of the site over four slightly separated levels.
This limited access meant materials and construction methods all had to be of proportions and weight that could be carried or trolleyed by hand into the mews. These challenges were seen as an opportunity to create a special, sustainable home that eschews familiar London domesticity
The engineered joist, timber stud and OSB sheathed frame are faced in brickwork only where it meets a boundary, while all remaining exterior cladding and expressed glulam are from Larch. Furniture, including desks, beds, shelves, cupboards, and doors are made from the same Douglas fir boards as the interior lining.