The house is in a natural environment and we wanted its materials to be natural. Wooden materials have been chosen as much as possible both to minimise their impact on the environment, and to ensure a healthy internal environment.
The walls and roof use a construction method promoted by the Natural Building Technology Centre which is an all timber construction.
A timber framed structure with wood fibre insulation between and on the face, then a breathable membrane and timber cladding to the outside. Its breathable, natural insulating and dense to provide thermal mass.