House Hamil­ton is an out­stand­ing ex­am­ple of Baufritz’s pi­o­neer­ing pre­fab­ri­cated con­struc­tion system and pre­ci­sion Ger­man en­gi­neer­ing

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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 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.

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