Tasked with creating a sustainable and stylish ‘forever’ home, Randell Design Group turned to a carefully refined palette of natural materials.
The site is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with stunning views across picturesque Chichester Harbour. As such, the architects chose materials that reflect the local vernacular, with the addition of high-quality modern detailing and sharp, clean lines.
The timber framed construction of the family home is reminiscent of the traditional farmsteads in the area. Russwood Scotlarch® cladding was carefully selected to sit seamlessly in the beautiful natural surroundings, and it perfectly complements the natural stone gable ends and zinc roof.
The architects utilised mixed cladding widths to create rich texture, adding open joists to line up with the window reveals. The client said they loved the more rustic character of the timber, which will gently silver in the years ahead. The addition of SiOO:X Original coating will achieve a uniform weathering over time.
Sustainability is at the heart of the build, which features solar panels, underfloor heating, electric car charging, sedum roof and bat and swift boxes. It was important to the client that the timber and stone was UK sourced, and the architects had no hesitation in turning to Russwood.