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March House


March House

Project Info

March House showcases the flexibility and potential that timber has for delivering delightful yet sustainable, structurally innovative housing, creating a truly liveable space that complements the landscape around it – hovering above the floodplain on a table of slim galvanised steel.

The house was built using a fully insulated OSB timber cassette system which slots together to allow for fast and eThis carefully designed timber home situated on the bank of the Thames has been constructed as a beautiful, flood-resistant, and energy-efficient house to serve the client’s current and future needs.fficient construction. Collaboration between the architect, engineer, and construction team to test and investigate the viability of the engineered cassette system will allow them to deliver greater numbers of highly economic, well-designed homes in the future.

From the bespoke oak joinery lines, the corridors, and walls, to the stained larch cladding, iroko window frames and handrails, and outdoor cumaru decking which blends into the lush garden, you can find wood throughout the building, both as a structural system and a finishing material.

LocationCookham, Berkshire

ArchitectKnox Bhavan Architects

Structural EngineerPrice and Myers

Wood SupplierThe Timber Group

ContractorPhilliam Construction

SpeciesOSB Timber, Oak (European & Romania), Cumaru (Belgium), Siberian Larch (Siberia), Iroko (West Africa)

JoineryFive Furniture

Quantity surveyor & project managerIan Thompson & Company

Mechanical and Electrical EngineerPaul Bastick Associates

MMC ConstructionBlokBuild

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