Modular off-site construction often seems like the polar opposite of natural, craft-based construction – but does it have to be like this? Our aim is to combine the advantages of off-site construction, such as building in a safe, controlled environment (i.e. dry!), with the skills, craft and natural materials that are reminiscent of traditional construction.
So how are we going to achieve this?
- Using natural insulation such as sheep’s wool, wood-fibre and hemp
- Incorporate traditional timber framing and exposed timber construction
- Return to the use of natural plasters, paints and finishes
- By using natural roof and wall cladding materials
Out goes boring white boxes, in comes interiors clad in beautiful natural materials, like the oak-clad ceiling of the Rowanbank cabin!