A startlingly modern private dwelling in Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire, has been designed and constructed by its owner using Trespa® Meteon® architectural cladding panels over the entire external, non-glazed surface.
The two-storey dwelling totalling some 10,000 sq feet is of steel frame construction set on concrete pads enclosed in SIPP wrapping. 635 square metres of Trespa® cladding in matt finish and a further 243 square metres of Nordic Black in matt finish were used on the external elevations, installed by means of the TS200 invisible fixing system.
The form of the building was created by owner/developer David Grainger with Trespa® in mind. He says:
“Having seen this material used for offices in and around London and major apartment buildings I decided to use the product on the house.”
“It was well worth doing, particularly in respect of the low-maintenance requirements of the product.”
The property is designed with energy-saving very much to the fore. It features triple-glazed window and door units, an air source heat pump, under floor heating and solar tiles for lighting which produce 15KVA output.
The building also boasts a water reclaim system by which all rainwater is captured for re-use within the home.
Trespa® specialises in decorative, high-pressure compact laminates with an integral surface manufactured using Trespa’s unique in-house technologies that utilise Dry-Forming and Electron Beam Curing. The panels perform exceptionally well outdoors with neither sun nor rain having any significant effect on the surface.
Trespa® offers a 10 year conditional product warranty on the entire range and with a broad range of colours, finishes and tactile effects available, Trespa® Meteon® brings compelling aesthetic and nearly limitless design possibilities to next-generation architectural claddings.