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Caring Wood House

Kent

Caring Wood House is a significant 1600m2 new build single residence set in the heart of the Kent countryside inspired by traditional Kentish Oast houses. The project won RIBA House of the Year 2017 and the designers were commended for their beautiful manipulation of space and attention to detail.

We worked together with a number of architects and drawings detailing the different requirements including door details as well as the numerous staircases in the house, where in particular we designed and manufactured purpose-made brackets and hand-railings for installation.  We also produced a bespoke fixing pillar made from stainless steel for the entrance handles.  This had to match up exactly with the timber door paneling sections that were used as the projecting cladding on the external face of the perimeter/entrance doors so they sat flush with-in this detail.

The Caring Wood House is ground-breaking in its use of materials and methods of construction. The development is built to Code Level 6, which renders this one of the most ambitious dwellings ever built in the UK. The aim was to get as close to carbon neutral as possible.  It also falls under PPS7, the regulation that allows construction in rural areas/green belts for new houses of exceptional design quality and sustainability.

Specification

  • All lever handles inspired by a classic Nordic design throughout
  • Bespoke pull handles to all external perimeter doors based on a Chestnut Timber grip to complement the timber cladding and doors
  • Bespoke spigot to seamlessly align with the door panel details
  • Bespoke pivots to all concealed doors
  • Bespoke design pull handles to all concealed cupboard doors.
  • Bespoke handrail brackets designed and manufactured to suit a Chestnut Timber grip

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John Planck - Architectural Hardware - Caring Wood

Riba house of the year 2017 winner