House Hamilton is an outstanding example of Baufritz’s pioneering prefabricated construction system and precision German engineering
Conserving and enhancing the raw beauty of the landscape surrounding the site was fundamental to the design of this new Baufritz home, which is situated within an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) in the heart of the Cotswolds. Careful consideration has been taken to provide an attractive new dwelling with a rural yet modern appearance. House Hamilton was designed to reflect the traditional materials used in the residential vernacular of Cotswold stone dwellings, while borrowing from the agricultural appearance of a stone-gabled long barn. The building has a simple two-storey linear form, with a small flat roofed extension to the northeast aligning with the detached garage. Stone clads the two gables, the southern elevations of the garage and two panels on the south-west elevation either side of the central glazed double-height dining hall. This contrasts with vertical timber cladding, metalwork and powder-coated triple-glazed windows. All materials within the fabric of the building, including the high performance wood shaving insulation, are 100% biodegradable, enabling the highest standards of sustainability and energy efficiency. The home’s main pitched roof is finished in natural slate, while the two areas of flat roof are an extensive green roof. This offers opportunities for improved biodiversity on the site as well as having an attractive, natural appearance. The timber frame house was prefabricated off site with closed wall and roof panels, which were erected in just a few days, minimising disruption to neighbours and site wastage. House Hamilton was built by Baufritz, Europe’s leading supplier of timber-framed eco homes, which takes pride in manufacturing houses from natural, environmentally safe, reusable materials. Baufritz has been building and designing homes in the UK for more than a decade. At its office near Cambridge, a dedicated team of designers, architects and planners supports the building process from planning permission and choice of material to the finished home. To find out more, visit baufritz.co.uk or call 01223 235632.
Healthy Living House Hamilton by Baufritz provides a two-storey family home with an attached double garage. The internal layout offers a series of large bedrooms on the first floor and calm living spaces below, including a spacious double-height central hallway and stairwell.