By Stephen Green

Under Construction – Sustainable New Build in Oxfordshire

Our clients have purchased a plot of land south of Henley on Thames with the dream of building a home that takes the long view on sustainability. After successfully navigating the planning restrictions of Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), we are delighted to share the progress on our contemporary new build in Oxfordshire.

To support the foundation reinforced concrete footings are cast in trenches.

The footings play an important part in supporting the foundation and preventing settling, unequal sinking of the foundation.  Once the footings have been cast, blockwork is built up to damp-proof course (DPC) the build and prevent damp rising through the walls.

To reduce waste created by the construction, the foundation is backfilled with the rubble of the previously demolished building. Now the structural ‘skeleton’ of the house is constructed, by installing steel box frames.

The steel frames are encased in concrete. Once all of the steal frames have been installed, beam and block ground floor is constructed.

Read more about Ash House and how we translated our client’s vision into the design.

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