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Timber Design Awards

Oxlade Residence

The eco friendly home designed for the Oxlades was built with sustainability as a major objective. They wanted a house that could be run “off the grid”, yet still provide a normal and comfortable living environment.

To achieve this we built the house using Lockwood’s new Super Wall. This is a twin wall system designed to maximise insulation and minimise thermal bridging. The wall system is also incredibly strong, using diagonally opposed steel rods to provide the bracing.

The walls are solid wood; pine on the inside wall and a combination of pine and cedar on the outside. Insulation is placed in the cavity between the two walls providing an R value of nearly double the code requirement.

The other benefit of the solid wood construction is that it is a totally sustainable and eco friendly product, thereby meeting the clients objectives perfectly.