Classic style meets modern innovation with Kingspan TEK home
A new-build home in Kingsclere has embraced a ‘best of both worlds’ philosophy by combining traditional aesthetics with the ‘exceptional’ fabric performance provided by the Kingspan TEK building system.
The hillside site in Hampshire was previously home to an inter-war style house, which the owners originally planned to extend and renovate. After the initial feasibility study, carried out by Witcher Crawford Architects, the homeowners weighed the benefits of improved thermal performance, amongst other considerations, and decided to demolish the property and rebuild instead. Keen to retain the positive attributes of the original building, Witcher Crawford developed a design that was in-keeping with the style and palette of materials typical to Kingsclere.
Constructed with structural insulated panels (SIPs) from the Kingspan TEK building system, the house enjoys excellent thermal performance, making it both comfortable and efficient.
Kingspan TEK building system panels comprise a highly insulated core sandwiched between two layers of oriented strand board type 3 (OSB/3) and can deliver U-values as low as 0.17 W/m2K without the need for additional insulated liners, providing exceptional ‘out-of-the-box’ fabric performance for this new home. The wall and roof panels were designed and factory-cut to the project’s unique specifications by Kingspan TEK delivery partners, Bentley Projects.
The offsite construction method provided by the Kingspan TEK building system meant the entire SIP structure, including the house, garage and pool-house, was erected in just 10 weeks. The Kingspan TEK building system also allowed excellent flexibility in the design of this bespoke home. Despite being new, the building was designed to look as though it has been part of the landscape for the last 100 years.