Jewell House, Cambridgeshire

This contemporary five-bedroom property is located on a serviced custom build development in Cambridgeshire.  It is home to the Jewell family and their two Great Danes.

Desire for a large open-plan, eco-efficient property led to the Jewells’ designing and building their own home.

The house and annexe – comprising a garage with studio and gym above, are constructed using our 140mm timber frame system.  The timber frame design features I-Joists and loose-cut vaulted ceilings.

To achieve a 0.18 W/m2K U-value, the system uses 150 mm of rigid PIR in the wall and roof panels, and an additional 30 mm polyurethane insulation on the inner face.

The flexibility of timber frame also enabled the couple to design and build in engineered timber frame panels which could be removed to allow for a kitchen extension – a solution to the plot’s predetermined footprint which compromised the kitchen area.  A single storey extension was completed two years after the family moved in.

Read more about the Jewell’s self-build in Build It (May issue) –  in print and online until the end of April 2021.

Testimonials

Taylor Lane Services

"We have had a very good experience with Taylor Lane, with great service from start to finish. We especially enjoyed the tour of the professional factory."

5/ 5 Stars

"Taylor Lane were key to the design process. They do all the engineering calculations...and tell you if something’s possible or not, calculate the truss requirements etc. "

5/ 5 Stars

"We have a long history with Taylor Lane. They have worked with Lovell and been part of our supply chain for well over 15 years, that I know to. When I have visited Hereford (on a number of occasions), it’s a welcoming business that’s open, honest and transparent on all matters commercial, design, technical. We quickly derived confidence that they were the right choice for us...and that’s been vindicated by performance onsite thereafter."

5/ 5 Stars

"We had worked with them [Taylor Lane] previously and were happy to continue that relationship knowing the quality of the frame and the service that we would receive."

5/ 5 Stars
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