House at Painswick

Complex geology and slope stability issues


The site is in the Cotswolds with the complex geology and slope stability issues this brings. The house is cut back into the sloping site requiring retaining walls to be integrated with the piled substructures.
Pile design was complicated by the presence of trees some of which were removed to create space for the development.
This is a bespoke design solution in timber frame, adapted to achieve an air tight solution using a form of “balloon construction” common in North America. Panels were fabricated on site to our specification.
Roof structures are engineered “I” beams hung from a central ridge, providing space for insulation to create high levels of thermal insulation.



Architect: Potter and Holmes (Gloucester)