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Crawford House | Buckinghamshire, UK

Client: Private
Project: The Crawford House
Location: Buckinghamshire
Architect: Radclyffe Associates
Completion: 2008

The brief was to design a small home that would be low maintenance, easy to live in and fulfil highly sustainable criteria. The House, which revolves round a light-filled central atrium for solar gain and light will be build with Tradical® Hemcrete®  and feature eco-friendly service products including rainwater harvesting, ground source heat pumps, photovoltaics and low energy lighting. Together with high performance windows, doors and roofing, it will create a zero carbon footprint house.

The curvature of these walls were achieved with lighweight shuttering and casting Tradical® Hemcrete® onto a timber frame.

The lime render finish provides the ideal breathable surface for the high thermal performance of Tradical® Hemcrete®. This helps to provide a thermally efficient home from which to enjoy the open southern aspect of this site that provides stunning views through the high performance glazing.

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