Sustainable Accoya cladding adds stunning finish to contemporary farmhouse

Sustainable Accoya cladding from International Timber has been used for the construction of a self-build farmhouse in Salisbury, designed by award-winning architect practice Adam Knibb Architects.

Waldens Farm is a four-bed property located in West Grimstead with beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. Accoya timber cladding from International Timber features on the exterior of the house alongside traditional stone and contemporary glass, resulting in a truly stunning build.

With a strong farming past to the area, the site’s rural context was a key factor in material selection. The cladding supplied by International Timber ties the new house into its agricultural setting and the existing barns and outbuildings on site.

The local Jewson branch worked in close collaboration with Adam Knibb Architects and the builder to design and specify 125mm and 150mm of Accoya, cutting it into three different widths. This was then used for the external cladding of the building to create the biophilic aesthetic and continuous inside-outside connection that the architect wanted to achieve.

A counter batten was placed behind the Accoya cladding to maintain ventilation and drainage of any water and condensation. Insect mesh was also fitted to prevent insects and other pests entering into the cavity or gaps around the cladding or ventilation gaps.

International Timber also supplied Accoya for use on the ceiling inside the property and to create two doors and door frames.

Jon East, Timber Development Manager at the Jewson Whiteparish branch, said: “Jewson was successful in securing the contract to supply the Accoya cladding for Waldens Farm due to our close working relationship with both the client/builder and the team at International Timber Parkend. The team there were, as always, really helpful and easy to work with.”

Bernie Roberts, National Product Manager for Cladding Solutions at International Timber, added: “We are thrilled to be chosen as a supplier for this incredible build. Timber cladding is often specified for self-build projects due to its aesthetic qualities, biophilic design, natural durability and ease of working, and this project was no different.

“Accoya is a great sustainable wood, which is a huge factor as to why it was chosen here. It also has many other great benefits, including the fact it is incredibly durable, has a 50-year above-ground warranty, and is trusted not to visibly swell, shrink or distort, with minimal movement. The fact it also provides a fantastic finish is another great reason to always opt for Accoya in projects such as these.”

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