The second commission for our client to design and build a log home in the East Hampshire village of Liss. The project consisted of the demolition of a 1960’s system built house from Europe.
The sloping site permitted mass excavation to allow the formation of a large basement beneath. Reinforced concrete was poured to form the walls and floors of the basement together with an integral tanking system and land drainage to control ground water. The log home, supplied by Honka of Finland, featured large span laminated beams which allowed unique roof slope formations, which were clad in Brazilian slate.
External and internal elevations were formed in squared pine log planks with high levels of insulation installed to the perimeter cavity and the warm roof slopes above. This design allowed for spacious accommodation and high vaulted ceilings to the ground floor reception rooms.
European windows were installed and the log surfaces were finished in white. High quality bathrooms and kitchens were fitted throughout.