Award winning family home

An award winning contemporary new build project

Client: Roots Construction

Location: Shoreham-by-Sea

Project: Self-build contemporary home

The Project

This was a contemporary self-build project for a couple building a new family home to replace their existing beach-side bungalow.

The house was awarded ‘Overall Winner’ in The Daily Telegraph/Homebuilding & Renovating Awards 2016.

The Challenge

Durisol was specified by the builder, Roots Construction, for the ground floor element of the build. Roots Construction were familiar with Durisol having used it previously to build an extension and a development of four properties.

They chose Durisol for its ease and speed of construction and the fact that it can be built in any weather. This was an important factor for this beach front construction site.

The Outcome

Using Durisol meant Roots Construction were able to build the walls themselves without needing to bring in external bricklayers. This gave them complete quality control over the build.

The Durisol element of the build was completed smoothly without any delays or problems. The entire house build took just 10 months.

The house was designed with gabion walls as cladding for the ground floor of the house to tie the house in to its pebble beach surroundings. The Durisol walls were perfect for this, providing a solid backbone against which the gabions could be fixed.

Client Comment

We chose Durisol as we knew from previous experience that the build would be quick and straightforward. We also like the fact that we don’t need to employ bricklayers which gives us greater control over accuracy. The guys at Durisol are great and always helpful. We now specify Durisol wherever we can.