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Ulcombe House in Kent

Residential Development Kent, England: UK Home – Project by Eldridge Smerin, Architects

6 Nov 2009

House in Ulcombe

Location: near the town of Maidstone, Kent
Date built: 2009
Design: Eldridge Smerin

In 2007, Eldridge Smerin were commissioned to design a family house on an eleven acre site in Kent using off-site prefabrication to minimize conventional site labour reducing construction time and increasing finished quality.

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Planning consent to replace the existing bungalow was obtained in seven weeks and the house was completed on site within 26 weeks.

Within the constraints of a low budget, Eldridge Smerin developed a bespoke kit-house, the construction of which was successfully managed by the owner. It was the architect’s intention to demonstrate that good contemporary design is affordable and that design and material quality need not be compromised.

The house is an exemplar of ecological design incorporating a photovoltaic array, solar water heating panels, planted green roofs, pool heat sump and heat pumps and was the first major
project in the UK to incorporate heated triple-glazed facades as the principle form of space heating.

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House in Ulcombe – Building Information

Project Commencement : Jul 2007
Construction : Jul 2008 – Feb 2009
Contract Value : £700K

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Location: Ulcombe, Kent, Southeast England, UK

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