Three separate buildings make up this family home and deer farm in Northamptonshire. The main house building is predominantly framed in Cross-Laminated-Timber (CLT) floor, wall and roof panels with Glulam portal frames forming the pitched roof. The timber beam and column connections have been extensively detailed to ensure the desired aesthetic can be achieved, prior to being taken on by a specialist timber contractor. A separate guest wing and stables will be constructed in more traditional blockwork and timber, while the working barn building will be framed in lightweight steel portal frames.
A fishing lake is also being created on the site at the junction of three existing streams. The below ground drainage will be fed through a packaged sewage processing plant before being discharged into the watercourse.
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Client: PrivateArchitect: James Gorst Architects