Cedar House is constructed using Modern Methods of Construction, which are becoming popular as everyone strives to build energy efficient homes. Building construction has to meet Building Regulations, which are being incrementally revised, Cedar House exceeds the current levels of insulation required and was designed to meet the levels expected in 2016, the target date for Zero Carbon homes.
Cedar House is built on an insulated concrete raft, rather than usual concrete strip foundations. The walls are in situ placed concrete, using permanent insulated formwork, ICF. Both of these products were manufactured under German & North American licences’ by a company in Poole, who diversified from manufacturing polystyrene fish boxes. The managing director of Logix Uk believed our house was a contender for The Build It Awards 2014 which celebrate all aspects of self build and renovation including completed projects, products, services and suppliers, and entered Cedar House in the “Best Eco Home” category.
We were very pleased to be shortlisted along with four other entries from national and German companies providing bespoke homes.
Sally & I attended the Awards Gala Dinner at the Swindon Hilton, attended by 300 people representing the Build It magazine publishers, award sponsors, manufacturers, architects, and a handful of self builders like ourselves. We were joined by Jonathan Barnett, MD of Logix UK. The awards were presented in two halves, before and after dinner. We were delighted during the first half of the evening to be selected as the winner for Best Eco Home and collected our award from the sponsors Model Projects & FSG Property Services. Hugh Dennis hosted the ceremony.
During the second half Jonathan Barnett also collected the award for Best Insulation Product, with the IsoQuick insulated foundation, which we also used for our house.