The new Tomson Construction project to rebuild a bungalow into a two-storey family house was completed in less than 5 months. Leaving only the outer walls standing, we increased the ground floor ceiling height by 20cm and provided 50mm of polystyrene insulation before applying a silicone render. The rest of the house has 150mm insulation and is cladded in wood that’s been fired with the Japanese Shug Sugi Ban method. Black zinc linings used for fascia board, soft board and coping provide a sleek contemporary finish. The ground floor has underfloor heating throughout, and the whole house is heated with an 12kW heat pump and a 300L water cylinder. There is a brand new electrical and hydraulic system. Moreover, the system is aided by European inward-opening windows which provide unparalleled heat penetration. The 260cm bi-folds at the back let sun in throughout the day, and are matched in height by the grand width (120cm) front door. Our sister company, dennkenuk, designed and built the outstanding bespoke furniture throughout the kitchen, pantry, boot room and bedrooms. This collaboration allowed us to minimise lead times as we were able to start the construction process alongside the furniture production & design process which includes realistic 3D visualisations of the final effect. While the time-lapse video got cut short, it shows 3 months of works and we couldn’t be prouder of the final result. Check out fairfield_sunhill for some update shots directly from the client!