The design team are delighted to have gained permission for this large eco new build beside a traditional listed stone barn. The design involves a new timber frame with cordwood walls, under a green roof.
Cordwood construction, also known as "cordwood masonry", "stackwall construction" or "stackwood construction" is a term used for a natural building method in which short pieces of debarked tree are laid up crosswise with masonry or cob mixtures to build a wall.
This natural appearance will sit comfortably in the natural surrounds of the farm and will provide an attractive space that is both an economical and simple method of construction. Wood usually accounts for about 40- 60% of the wall system, whilst the remaining portion consists of a mortar mix and insulating fill.