Large detached home
New build on a sloping site
Location: Tamerton Foliot near Plymouth
Project: Large detached home
This large detached home with integral garage sits on a beautiful site overlooking the River Tamar and the Tamar bridge.
Durisol D365 was used for the envelope of the build, including the garage, all with full insulation. Durisol D250 was used for some internal walls, including a cinema room.
As the property is cut back into a sloping site, Durisol D365 units (without insulation) were used to create retaining walls.
Block and beam floors were integrated into the Durisol build to give solid floors with underfloor heating.
It was possible to create large openings throughout the project by forming the lintels within the Durisol face block.
Externally, the Durisol on the lower ground floor was finished using a natural stone slip (Zclad). The Zclad was bonded directly on to the Durisol with an external waterproof flexible high grab adhesive. Above this section, fibre cement board cladding was fixed via counter battens screwed directly into the Durisol. Tyvek structural guard was used behind the counter batten to act as a vapour barrier and airtightness solution.
Internally, the client opted for dot and dab plasterboard with a plaster skim.
The envelope of this build will give a u-value of 0.15, thereby creating a thermally efficient home.
Despite the builder being new to Durisol, the build was achieved swiftly without any problematic hiccups.