Honeysuckle Chart starts on site

Honeysuckle Chart starts on site

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Honeysuckle Chart, the sustainable house, to be built in Surrey has commenced on site with the groundworks currently underway. The property will be completed in late spring 2014. Aguila have been appointed as main contractor with local contractor Treeco providing the prefabricated envelope of the building.

The Project

Macdonald Design were approached by the client in the summer of 2012 to demolish the existing bungalow and replace with a very eco-friendly sustainable property. The client were extremely keen to live in a very well insulated yet highly glazed property that would benefit from the flexible roof designs that prefabricated building techniques such as SIPs and similar would offer.

The design process has been flexible throughout the procurement process as different companies were sought after to provide their recommendations and costs to the prefabricated element. The client was just as keen to understand the individual energy performance of each product as well as design capabilities and cost before making a firm commitment. This was extremely understandable considering the personal financial outlay and commitment a project of this type requires. After a prolonged procurement process a final design and budget was agreed. 

The Design

Elevations and Details

The house contains four bedrooms, an entry hall, a study, a utility space, a family bathroom and an open plan kitchen/living/dining space that is open to the roof which will create a beautifully vaulted space with plenty of natural light that looks onto the expansive rear garden. Treeco’s wall and roof composition are extremely strong which allows for a complex roof structure that traditional masonry construction would not be able to produce.

On site progress

The groundworks will be completed to the end of January, weather permitting, with the prefabricated building arriving in February and this will be erected/installed (including all internal walls and external doors/windows) and ready for fit-out in just 4 weeks. Aguila will return to fit out the house with a projected completion date of Monday the 19th May 2014. Macdonald Design will be updating their project diary on a regular basis with photos and videos. These can be found on their facebook photo log.


If you are interested in finding out more about the project or would like to contact Macdonald Design to discuss your project then please do so by telephone (0203397227) or email (enquiries@macdonalddesign.co.uk.)

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