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Plummerswood

Plummerswood
2012
The practice was commissioned by a private Client to design a new dwelling on a site overlooking the river Tweed in the Borders. The site for the new dwelling occupies a previously wooded area on a steep east-facing slope with stunning views giving opportunities for an interplay of levels and spaces and connection to the landscape.

The house was constructed from Brettstapel - a glue-free form of massive timber construction pioneered in the UK by Gaia on Acharacle Primary School - and has been designed to meet the internationally -  recognised Passivhaus standard.

Plummerswood has been designed to create a healthy, comfortable, energy efficient home. This relies on implementing basic, but fundamental, material, insulation and air-tightness strategies.
PROJECT: Plummerswood
LOCATION: Innerleithen, Scottish Borders
CLIENT: Private
ARCHITECT: GAIA
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Harley Haddow
SERVICES ENGINEER: Mott Macdonald Fulcrum
QUANTITY SURVEYOR: Ralph Ogg & Partners
INTERIOR DESIGNER: Real Wood Studios
Plummerswood
Suppliers:
Main Contractor:  Rodgers (Builders) Ltd
Consulting Engineer:  Sohm Holzbautechnik
Cladding Contractor:  Abbey Timber
Flooring:  Solus Ceramics
Roofing:  AIM Developments
Lighting consultants:  Mott MacDonald
Heating/Insulation/Ventilation:  Sustainable Homes Scotland (SHS Heat Recovery)

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