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Mawson Kerr wins go-ahead for Northumberland house

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Emerging Newcastle-based practice MawsonKerr has finally won approval for this £350,000 home on the edge of the Northumberland National Park

The firm has spent ‘the last couple of years’ trying to get the 250m² house in rural Coldtown, West Woodburn through planning.

The two-storey, new-build element of the Shawm House scheme will sit on the site of a demolished farm building and will connect to an existing single storey barn which will be converted into sleeping quarters and office.  

According to the practice, the project ‘incorporates passivhaus principles’ and will be one of the first homes in England to use home-grown timber and an ‘innovative brettstapel construction technique’.

A spokeman for the outfit said: ‘Brettstapel [or dowellam] is a mass, solid timber frame which uses dowels to lock the timber sections together creating the structure and the interior finish of the walls. 

‘The technique allows lower grade timber to be used as a construction material and therefore increasing the value of our home grown natural resource.’

The house is expected to complete early next year.


Project data

Architect MawsonKerr           
Location Coldtown, West Woodburn, Northumberland
Type of project residential
Structural engineer SHED
Client Mr & Mrs Pender
Funding Private
Tender date June 2014
Start on site date summer 2014
Contract duration 25 weeks
Gross internal floor area  250m²
Form of contract and/or procurement traditional
Total cost £350,000        
Annual CO2 emissions aiming for carbon negative

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