Gemma and James’ striking timber-framed home successfully secured the award for Best Off-Site Manufactured Home at the 2022 Build It Awards.
Delivered on a turn-key basis , every component of their home was built off-site and manufactured within 10 days of them finalising the design. The whole structure was up and watertight in less than a week, providing them with everything, including decoration, with the only element left to complete being the kitchen.
Relocating for a 1-bedroom flat in London, the Dan-Wood home has been comprehensively customised by the owners. Doors windows and walls were moved and dark anthracite grey render and larch cladding added, along with a balcony to maximise the exceptional views of the Graven Hill woodlands.
There is no gas to the property, the fully electric solution includes an air source heat pump which provides 75% of the heating from a free of charge natural resource. With SIPs panels effectively and healthily insulating the property and modern method of construction ensuring the homes is exceptionally airtight, heating bills are kept to a minimum. Solar gain has also been taken into account with the configuration and design of the home.
Gemma & James Hooker, Self-builders at Graven Hill